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October 26, 2020

Rainy day pushes Cup Series Playoff race at Texas to a Tuesday restart

NASCAR officials have postponed the remainder of the Cup Series Playoff race from Texas Motor Speedway to a Tuesday restart because of persistent rain.

The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 started Sunday afternoon, and 52 of a scheduled 334 laps were complete before wet weather forced a red flag. The race was set to resume Monday, but ongoing showers pushed that plan to a proposed restart Tuesday at noon ET (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM).

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A NASCAR official statement regarding the weather at the 1.5-mile Fort Worth track stated: “With continued moisture and low temperatures hampering drying efforts, as well as a similar forecast for the remainder of this evening at Texas Motor Speedway, the resumption of the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 has been pushed to Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT / Noon ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.”

Clint Bowyer was scored as the race leader midway through the opening stage. His No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford took the top spot during Sunday’s third caution period and was ahead when officials made the decision to postpone.

Stage 1 is set to end on Lap 105 with Stage 2 to be complete on Lap 210. The race would be official at the halfway point (Lap 167).

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