Clint Bowyer stands on pit row ready out the rain delay through the NASCAR cup sequence auto race at Michigan Worldwide Speedway, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Brooklyn, Mich. (AP Photograph/Carlos Osorio) The Related Press
By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports activities Author
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — The break in NASCAR’s Cup Sequence schedule should wait no less than an additional day.
Sunday’s race at Michigan Worldwide Speedway was postponed due to rain. It was rescheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. EDT, the second time in simply over a month Cup race has been pushed previous the weekend due to climate.
The race at Dover early final month was additionally pushed to Monday. That left a fast turnaround earlier than the next Saturday’s race at Kansas. That is not a difficulty this time. The Cup schedule has an open date subsequent weekend earlier than resuming June 23 at Sonoma. In fact, meaning this delay eats into that point off.
Sunday’s race by no means started, and the postponement was introduced after a delay of about 2½ hours from the scheduled begin time.
There was a short second, about 90 minutes earlier than the postponement, when a begin appeared imminent. Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia, the grand marshal, even gave the command for drivers to begin their engines. Vehicles have been on the monitor, however rain rapidly pressured them to return onto pit highway.
It turned out the most important leisure of the day could have been Bubba Wallace and Corey LaJoie throwing and kicking a soccer round whereas everybody waited. Daniel Hemric was additionally concerned.
“Is it a bad thing that my most famous moment in a firesuit is slinging a pigskin at a large group of fans?” LaJoie tweeted. “NAH.”
Final 12 months’s June race at Michigan was shortened by rain, nevertheless it ended on Sunday as deliberate. Clint Bowyer gained that one. Kevin Harvick gained the August Cup race at MIS.
The final time a Cup race at Michigan was pushed previous the weekend was in August of 2007, when Kurt Busch gained.
The hole within the Cup schedule is the primary since Easter weekend in April. Bowyer was requested Friday what his plans have been.
“Lake time,” the Kansas native stated. “Lake time is one of my most favorite things to do. Flooding is affecting everything. These people are getting beat up in the Midwest bad. … Hopefully they get some relief and some sunlight and hopefully we will be enjoying the lake. Everything is backed up. The lakes, the retention, literally everything is backed up big time and they need relief in a big way.”
Jimmie Johnson had plans to go to Greece.
“I’ve waited 43 years so what’s another few days,” he tweeted Sunday.
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