Rain postpones Quaker State 400 to Sunday
June 29, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
SPARTA, Ky. -- Saturday night's Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has been postponed due to rain.
The race is rescheduled for noon ET Sunday on TNT, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at Kentucky Speedway.
NASCAR announced that the Sprint Cup Series garage will open at 9 a.m. ET. Speedway officials will open parking lots at 8 a.m. with gates opening at 10 a.m.
The 2012 Daytona 500 was the last race postponed a day by weather. The first prime-time weeknight race for Cup was won by Matt Kenseth.
Originally scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, officials moved the start up four minutes, to 7:41, and announced a Lap-30 competition caution due to rain showers that hit the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
But rain persisted in the area, and the track wasn't dry by 7:41. Driver introductions went through at 7:50 p.m, and the dryers did their work on the track.
Progress made, though, was continually washed out by persisting showers.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole for the series’ 17th race, with Carl Edwards also on the front row. See the entire lineup here.
Friday night’s Feed The Children 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race ended 30 laps shy of its scheduled 200-lap distance due to rain.