Rain halts Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway




  • In Sports
  • 2018-04-15 18:02:28Z
  • By NASCAR.com

Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 has been halted by weather in the area.

Ryan Blaney is scored as the leader with 49 laps complete. Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson completed the top five.

After seeing warm and sunny skies on Friday and most of Saturday, Sunday's forecast that called for thunderstorms and 100 percent chance of precipitation proved correct. Storm clouds moved in Sunday, and morning precipitation dampened the track.

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Green flag for Sunday's event was set for 1 p.m. ET, but was delayed to an approximate 1:28 p.m. ET green flag as track officials got the track to a race-worthy condition. NASCAR has a crew of eight Air Titan dryers, five jet dryers (three side-draft and two down-draft), two track vacuums, one Elgin sweeper and one tractor broom to prepare the .533-mile track.

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson is the defending race winner.

This story will be updated.

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