NASCAR Cup Series' Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway postponed by rain


Day-long rain forced postponement of all track activity at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, forcing postponement of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race until Monday at 10 a.m.

Drivers will have no practice or any other track time before the race. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is now scheduled for 2 p.m. ET with coverage on NBCSN.

Occasional race is expected to end at around 4:00 p.m. ET this evening.

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A Toyota Tundra track-drying team of 19 vehicles is on hand to dry the track if still needed Monday, along with 10 jet dryers and four vacuums.

Jimmie Johnson doesnát have a playoff spot locked in as the seven-time NASCAR champion prepared for rain-drenched Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the final race of the regular season. Even so, it will be a tall order for Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Daniel Suarez (who also has to drop to the back of the field to start) and anyone else who needs to win the race to make the playoffs to actually pull it off. Kyle Busch, a six-time victor this season, has the top starting spot for the Big Machine Vodka 400, sharing the front row with seven-time victor Kevin Harvick. It's the first time the Brickyard 400 has been run on a Monday.