Rain washes out NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway

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SPARTA, KY - JUNE 29: (L-R) Michael McDowell, driver of the #98 Phil Parsons Racing Ford, Travis Kvapil, driver of the #93 Burger King/Dr. Pepper Toyota, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, talk during a delay due to inclement weather for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on June 29, 2013 in Sparta, Kentucky. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Rain Saturday night forced NASCAR officials to postpone the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway until Sunday.
 
The 400-mile event was rescheduled for Sunday at noon.
 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole in a Chevy alongside Carl Edwards' Ford.
 
It was the circuit's first postponement since last year's season-opening Daytona 500. The marquee event ran the following night for the first time in its history.
 
Sunday's rescheduling creates the first day Cup race for the 1.5-mile oval after two events at night.
 
Showers were forecast all day around the state, which arrived around mid-afternoon with a heavy downpour followed by sporadic rain. NASCAR delayed the start and held out hope for a late start with jet driers on the track, but another band of rain led officials to postpone the race just after 9 p.m.
 
 

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