Michigan Rain Delay: A Recap in GIFs
By Steve Luvender | Monday, June 10, 2019
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Just because the green flag never flew Sunday doesn't mean there was any lack of action at Michigan International Speedway.
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Who's ready to race? The Busches are -- Brexton, in particular.
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Well, there was a bit of rain to dry first Sunday, delaying the start of FireKeepers Casino 400 -- but eventually, the track was dried and the pit stalls were squeegeed.
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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia gave the command to start engines.
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Woohoo! Cars on track! It's happening!
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Or not. Good one, Mother Nature. You had us going for a few minutes there. After nothing but a few pace laps, the race was red-flagged due to a second rain cell and teams covered their cars.
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We've finally captured the precise moment Clint Bowyer loses focus on Regan Smith and thinks about something else entirely.
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What's that you've got there, Bubba Wallace?
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Ah, yes. What better way than to pass the time waiting out a second rainstorm by tossing around the ol' pigskin?
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Blaney's got an arm.
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Bubba throws it again -- this time to the fans in the stands ...
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… and it's good!
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That Corey LaJoie guy seems like a natural athlete. Soon we'll start seeing his face everywhere. Maybe on a hood of a race car, even.
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If only the fans tossing the football back and forth to the drivers could make it over the catchfence.
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A reaction for the ages.
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Is Matt Patricia still here? I think Corey LaJoie just tried out for the Lions.
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And maybe there's a spot for Bubba, too.
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Bubba really couldn't stop. He tossed the football back and forth to the fans and with driver pals for quite some time on the Michigan frontstretch.
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All that football-tossing requires a refreshment.
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And a tweet or two, of course.
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Much like Brad Keselowski, we were rejected Sunday, thanks to the weather, officially delaying the start of Michigan's 400-miler to Monday at 5 pm ET.
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That'll do it for the Sunday football-toss. Thank you, Bubba Wallace and Corey LaJoie, for the entertainment.