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Brickyard 400 postponed to Monday, setting up NASCAR doubleheader

Staff Report

The Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard has been postponed to Monday due to inclement weather. The race is now scheduled for 2 p.m. ET with coverage on NBCSN, IMS Radio Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

It will be part of a unique Monday doubleheader with the Xfinity race, the Lilly Diabetes 250, which is set for 10 a.m. ET.

Rain has been steady throughout the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, washing out practices and qualifying and postponing the NASCAR Xfinity Series race originally scheduled for Saturday.

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The wet weather continued Sunday, dampening the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale. Green flag was scheduled for 1:06 p.m. ET.

A Toyota Tundra track-drying team of 19 vehicles is on hand to dry the track if still needed Monday, along with 10 jet dryers and four vacuums.

Kyle Busch is on the pole for Monday’s Monster Energy Series race with Kevin Harvick joining him on the front row. Busch is a two-time winner at the Brickyard. There will be two competition cautions on Lap 10 and 30. Teams will not be allowed to take fuel until after the second of those competition cautions.

Fourteen of 16 spots in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs are set, with two still up for grabs when we go racing Monday.