Kentucky race rained out and will run Sunday
For the first time since the infamous 2012 Daytona 500, when Juan Pablo Montoya ran into a jet dryer and sent it erupting into a fireball, rain has forced the postponement of a NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
The Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, the 17th race of the 2013 Sprint Cup season, was supposed to take place Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, but persistent rains caused the event to be rescheduled for noon ET on Sunday.
After trying to wait out the rain, NASCAR officials pulled the plug for good around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night.
Weather could still play a factor on Sunday. The National Weather Service is calling for a 40-50 percent chance of rain all day on Sunday at the 1.5-mile Kentucky facility.
Track officials said parking lots will open at 8 a.m. Sunday and all speedway gates will open at 10 a.m.