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Rain forces red flag in New Hampshire XFINITY race

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Rain has interrupted Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Saturday’s Overton’s 200 began under threatening skies, with Kyle Busch leading the field to the green flag. Rain soaked the 1.058-mile track, forcing a red flag with 31 of a scheduled 200 laps complete. The race was stopped for about 50 minutes as the weather passed and track drying was completed.

Brad Keselowski was scored as the leader at the time of the stoppage with Busch second. Kyle Larson, Ryan Preece and Matt Tifft completing the top five.

NASCAR officials have a solid complement of track-drying equipment on hand. Seven Air Titans, six jet dryers and one Elgin sweeper truck are present to help get the track back to a race-able condition.