Rain postpones Monster Energy Series race at MI

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Officials did not get to throw the green flag for the 14th race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday afternoon due to persistent rain.

Drivers are set to compete in Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. This race was scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 5 but did not take place until Monday, May 6. When determining a postponed race time, we work closely with NASCAR and the broadcast partners to find a start time that works for as many of our fans as possible. It was rescheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. EDT), the second time in just over a month that a Cup race has been pushed past the weekend because of weather. The 36-car field completed several pace laps in hopes of reaching a 3:02 ET green flag, but another rain shower forced the cars back to pit road.

Ford dominated qualifying with eight of the top-10 qualifiers, including pole sitter Joey Logano and fellow front-row qualifier Aric Almirola. After rain delayed the start of this race, it has now been postponed until tomorrow. Last year's June race at Michigan International Speedway ended up being a 133-lap race as opposed to a 200-lap race as a result of rain.

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