Rain delays start of NASCAR race at MIS

UPDATE: Command to fire engines scheduled for 2:50 p.m. ET.

Rain has caused the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway to be delayed.

NASCAR had moved up the start of the FireKeepers Casino 400 to 2 p.m. ET in an effort to miss rain but the decision never seemed to matter after rain hit the track before 10 a.m. ET Sunday.

Joey Logano will lead the field to the green flag for the race after winning the pole on Saturday. Aric Almirola joins him on the front row.

The chances of rain in the area of Brooklyn, MI, drops to just 15% at 3 p.m. ET but by 5 p.m. ET is back over 50%. Michigan does not have lights so finishing a race much after 9 p.m. ET will be difficult.


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