Persistent rain postpones Martinsville Cup race till Sunday

As a consequence of persistent rain showers and thunderstorms, Saturday night time’s Cup Collection race at Martinsville was halted after 42 laps and has been postponed till 4 p.m. ET Sunday. The race might be broadcast stay on Fox Sports activities 1. 

As well as, the rest of Friday night time’s Xfinity Collection race will run at midday ET Sunday and broadcast stay on Fox Sports activities 1. The race was halted Friday night time 29 laps wanting the end of Stage 2 on account of rain. 

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When the Cup race was halted, Denny Hamlin was the chief adopted by Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott. 

When the Xfinity Collection race was halted, Brandon Jones was the chief adopted by Josh Berry, Daniel Hemric, Brett Moffitt and Jeb Burton. 

Throughout Cup Collection inspection on Saturday afternoon, Daniel Suarez’s crew chief, Travis Mack, was ejected from the observe after the Suarez’s No. 99 Chevrolet was discovered to have added ballast exterior of the authorized container.  

The staff additionally misplaced 10 driver and proprietor factors and Suarez needed to begin on the rear of the sector. 

Additionally ranging from the rear of the sector was Corey LaJoie, Justin Haley and James Davison – all for a number of inspection failures – and Tyler Reddick for unapproved changes to his No. 8 Chevrolet. 

Following a prolonged delay, NASCAR began the race though unhealthy climate remained within the space. Hamlin took an early lead from pole-sitter Logano and led the way in which till James Davison spun in Flip 4, which introduced out a warning. Throughout the warning, the rain picked up and NASCAR finally postponed the rest of the race.

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