Rain Keeps NASCAR Cars Off Track In Indianapolis

Annette Crawford
September 14, 2018

Drivers are set to compete in Monday's Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with spots in the playoffs still up for grabs.

A steady light rain fell from late morning into the mid-afternoon Sunday, forcing NASCAR to a Monday race.

NASCAR also moved the time up because of the inclement weather, so the race begins earlier than you might have been expecting. It's expected to start at 10 a.m.

The Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will use the same aerodynamic package used at this track last season that produced a record number of race leaders (8) and lead changes (16). But rain continued throughout the day and the track was ruled undrivable. This almost became an issue in last year's Brickyard 400 after a one-hour, 47-minute rain delay took place during the race. The race will now take place Monday at 2 p.m. ET. The Xfinity Series race was originally scheduled for Saturday and it was washed out as well.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon have affected the entire schedule at Indianapolis this weekend. It is set to be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network. It's the first time the Brickyard 400 has been run on a Monday.

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