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Rain briefly halts on-track activity at Atlanta

August 30, 2014, Staff report,

Precipitation halts Sprint Cup practice early, delays start of NNS qualifying

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HAMPTON, Ga. -- Saturday's on-track NASCAR activity at Atlanta Motor Speedway was halted briefly by rain.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ran almost all of its scheduled next-to-last practice ahead of Sunday's Oral-B USA 500 before precipitation on the backstretch halted the 50-minute session with just under five minutes left.
NASCAR mobilized the Air Titan 2.0 track-drying system in an effort to preserve as much of Saturday's schedule as possible.
Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series was scheduled for a 4:15 p.m. ET start on FOX Sports 2, but the start of that was delayed as well. The qualifying session got underway at 4:42 p.m. ET.

Final Sprint Cup practice is set for 6 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2. The Nationwide Series' Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children is scheduled for a 7:46 p.m. ET green flag, televised on ESPN2.


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