FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas turned into a night race, finally getting underway after a rain delay of nearly six hours Sunday.
Polesitter Austin Dillon led the 40-car field to the line when the race began under caution, with the laps finally starting to count about 6:55 p.m. local time. That was after the cars had done 23 uncounted warmup laps to help dry some still-damp spots on the 1 1/2-mile track.
There was still a significant chance of more rain throughout the night.
Drivers were introduced and the national anthem performed near the scheduled 1 p.m. start. But rain started about the same time before drivers had even gotten into their cars.
This is the fourth consecutive race weekend at Texas with weather issues.
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