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Rain postpones Cup race to Monday

11 June 2019

Officials did not get to throw the green flag for the 14th race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday afternoon due to persistent rain. NASCAR officials made the decision at 4:30 p.m. ET to postpone Sunday's scheduled at-track activity.

"Unfortunately, weather forced a postponement of today's FireKeepers Casino 400", read a track statement. "The race is rescheduled for Monday, June 10 at 5 p.m. ET". This race was scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 5 but did not take place until Monday, May 6.

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The race isn't starting until late Monday so Fox Sports could broadcast the event on FS1 - it's contracted to show the FIFA Women's World Cup throughout the afternoon, per media reports. Clint Bowyer won that one. Drivers were in their cars and running behind the pace vehicle, and had been given the one-to-go sign ready to start the race around 3 p.m. ET when the rain began.

Ford dominated qualifying with eight of the top-10 qualifiers, including pole sitter Joey Logano and fellow front-row qualifier Aric Almirola.

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The bad weather gave drivers a chance to hang out with teammates and family, and drivers Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney took the opportunity to toss the football on pit road.

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Rain postpones Cup race to Monday