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Rain forces NASCAR race at Bristol to be postponed

Tony Stewart, left, driver of the No. 14 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the rain during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.
Tony Stewart, left, driver of the No. 14 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the rain during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. Getty Images

NASCAR chose to postpone the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday after repeated rain allowed for minimal laps over three hours.

The race was called a little after 11 p.m. and, weather permitting, will resume at 1 p.m. Sunday. So far, 48 laps were run of a 500-lap race. Kyle Busch led when the race was called.

There is also rain forecast for Bristol on Sunday. Under NASCAR rules, the race would have to reach at least the halfway point to be declared official.

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