Jun 29, 2013; Sparta, KY, USA; Jet dryers work to dry the track before the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Rain Delays Quaker State 400 Until Sunday


It seems whenever NASCAR comes into town at the Kentucky Speedway that Mother Nature or horrid traffic likes to influence things. This year mother nature struck first.

The Sprint Cup Series was scheduled to start tonight at 7:45 p.m. However, rain continued to fall and the efforts to dry the track were essentially pointless with more looming showers expected tonight.

From NASCAR.com:

The race is rescheduled for noon ET Sunday on TNT, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at Kentucky Speedway.

NASCAR announced that the Sprint Cup Series garage will open at 9 a.m. ET. Speedway officials will open parking lost at 8 a.m. with gates opening at 10 a.m.

The 2012 Daytona 500 was the last race postponed a day by weather. The first prime-time weeknight race for Cup was won by Matt Kenseth.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to lead the field of forty-three drivers to the green flag.

Kyle Busch has been fast in the Nationwide Series all year and despite some issues in the Sprint Cup Series has shown speed on Sunday’s too. He’s been fast at Kentucky since the Sprint Cup Series made their debut at the track a few years ago. His brother Kurt has also been an outstanding driver at this track.

Tune in tomorrow at noon to see which driver can tame the bumps and dips of Kentucky Speedway!

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