NASCAR Cup Series

Rain halts NASCAR Cup Playoff race at Texas for second straight day, forces postponement until Tuesday afternoon

Low temperatures and humidity frustrated track-drying efforts on Monday, forcing a second postponement of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race until Tuesday at 12 noon ET (NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

The race was red-flagged after 52 laps on Sunday because of rain, with Clint Bowyer in the lead. It was rescheduled originally for 10 a.m. ET Monday, but wet conditions persisted and prevented the resumption the race.

The last time a NASCAR Cup Series race was run on Tuesday because of a weather delay was Sept. 6, 2011, at Atlanta, won by Jeff Gordon.

Gate 4 at Texas Motor Speedway will open for spectators at 10:30 a.m. All tickets for today’s race will be honored on Tuesday. Access to parking will be by Petty Place on the west side of the facility.

A total of 52 of the scheduled 334 laps were completed Oct. 25 before the competition was halted.

There are 282 laps remaining in the 501-mile race. Clint Bowyer is the leader.

NBC Sports’ lead NASCAR race announcer Rick Allen will call the race from Texas Motor Speedway alongside Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte, 21-time Cup Series race winner Jeff Burton and two-time Daytona 500 Champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame selection Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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