Brickyard 400 postponed until 2 p.m. Monday because of rain


The NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale Brickyard 400 has been postponed to Monday afternoon because of rain to at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

While the fact that the start time for the 160-lap race around the four-turn, 2.5-mile (4.023-kilometer) Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval in Speedway, Indiana was moved up by an hour doesn't seem to have done much as far as getting the race in goes, the weather forecast does not look almost as bad now for later in the day as it did yesterday. It's expected to start at 10 a.m.

Drivers will have no practice or any other track time before the race.

The final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the regular season will be run as the second half of a doubleheader with the Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series event, which was postponed from Saturday. Unfortunately rain and mist has been on the track all day and plans for the Cup race have been on hold.

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.

With qualifying canceled, the field will be set on points.

Kyle Busch is scheduled to start on the pole alongside Kevin Harvick when the race does begin.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon have affected the entire schedule at Indianapolis this weekend. Cable subscribers can also watch on the NBC Sports app.