Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. International Speedway Corporation, which owns MIS, has a ticket exchange policy for any race postponed for weather. The track was nearly dry by 4:15 p.m. when another rain cell struck. But a light rain started to fall while they were warming up and the field was forced back to the pits. It rained for two days in 2007 which forced a race to be held on Tuesday.
About an hour after it was supposed to start, the cars were on the track, and the beginning of the race appeared imminent.
It wasn't the first rain delay NASCAR drivers had to endure.
The race is scheduled for 400 miles and 200 laps, but it may not go that long.
Clint Bowyer, the defending victor of the race, will line up fifth as Ford drivers make up eight of the top 10 starting spots.
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The last time a Cup race at MI was pushed past the weekend was in August of 2007, when Kurt Busch won.
Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia, the race's grand marshal, gave the command for drivers to start their engines, but the race wasn't able to start after that.
Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, Daniel Suarez, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Demo Day Ford, and Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Wrangler Riggs Ford, throw a football during a ran delay for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 09, 2019 in Brooklyn, Michigan.
Joey Logano won the pole in Saturday's qualifying. All drivers earning series points are eligible and drivers who win one of the three races receive a $50,000 bonus. Ford won both races previous year and had eight of the top 10 cars this weekend in qualifying.