NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas de­layed for six hours

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

FORT WORTH, TEXAS >> The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas turned into a night race, fi­nally get­ting un­der­way after a rain de­lay of nearly six hours Sunday.

Pole­sit­ter Austin Dil­lon led the 40-car field to the line when the race be­gan un­der cau­tion, with the laps fi­nally start­ing to count about 6:55 p.m. lo­cal time. That was after the cars had done 23 un­counted warmup laps to help dry some still-damp spots on the 1 ½mile track.

There was still a sig­nif­i­cant chance of more rain through­out the night.

Driv­ers were in­tro­duced and the na­tional an­them per­formed near the sched­uled 1 p.m. start. But rain started about the same time be­fore driv­ers had even got­ten into their cars.

This is the fourth con­sec­u­tive race weekend at Texas with weather is­sues.

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