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Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Pocono until Monday

Constant rain at Pocono Raceway caused NASCAR to postpone the Pennsylvania 400 to Monday.
Constant rain at Pocono Raceway caused NASCAR to postpone the Pennsylvania 400 to Monday. AP

Constant rain forced NASCAR to postpone Sunday’s Pennsylvania 400 Sprint Cup race to Monday at Pocono Raceway.

The rain fell until about noon for what was a scheduled 1:30 p.m. start. Efforts to dry the track were interrupted about 2:30 by more showers. The forecast called for continuous rain starting around 4:30 p.m.

Weather permitting, Monday’s race will begin at 11 a.m.

This is the second consecutive Sprint Cup race at Pocono that had to be pushed back a day by weather. The June race here was won by Kurt Busch on Monday.

There are no lights at Pocono Raceway, so it was a relatively easy call by NASCAR to postpone at 2:45 p.m.

There is a 90 percent chance of rain in Long Pond on Monday, a 60 percent chance of rain on Tuesday.

The race will be televised on NBC Sports Net.

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