Kyle Larson will have to wait until this afternoon to try to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season.
With Larson out in front, the race at Bristol Motor Speedway was postponed until today because of heavy rain. Racing was halted three times Sunday due to wet weather. Action is scheduled to resume this afternoon at 1 p.m.
Larson led 74 laps when the race was halted on lap 204, just 46 laps from it becoming official. NASCAR hopes to complete all remaining 296 laps, although the forecast calls for more rain and possibly snow.
Larson seemed to have found his groove on the track before the third and final red flag came out. NASCAR waited about an hour before officially postponing the race with a forecast of steady rain for the remainder of Sunday night.
“It’s hard to get a rhythm with all the rain and stuff and then getting out of your car and getting back in,” Larson said.