Published: Wed, June 12, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Rain hits MIS, could impact NASCAR race

Rain hits MIS, could impact NASCAR race

Rain forced NASCAR to postpone the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway to Monday. When determining a postponed race time, we work closely with NASCAR and the broadcast partners to find a start time that works for as many of our fans as possible. After drying the track and getting drivers lined up for what NASCAR hoped would be a 3:02 p.m. ET start, the rain returned. Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia, the grand marshal, even gave the command for drivers to start their engines. But a light rain started to fall while they were warming up and the field was forced back to the pits.

The 15th race on the 36-race 2019 NASCAR Cup Series scheduled, the FireKeepers Casino 400, was scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. ET earlier this afternoon.

About an hour after it was supposed to start, the cars were on the track, and the beginning of the race appeared imminent.

Kevin Harvick won in MI in August.

There was rain at the track about an hour before the scheduled start time Sunday for what is the 100th race at MI in NASCAR's top series.

If a driver wins two of the three events, they will be awarded the $50,000 bonus per race and an additional $50,000 to bring their total bonus winnings to $150,000.

Joey Logano won the pole in Saturday's qualifying. He's one of eight Ford drivers to qualify in the top 10 for the race.

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