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All Track Activity Cancelled on Saturday at Indianapolis

There was a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices and a qualifying session, as well as XFINITY Series qualifying and the Lilly Diabetes 250 scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 8) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But for the second consecutive day, rain halted NASCARs plans of any laps being turned at the famed racetrack.

Instead, today’s scheduled XFINITY Series race has been postponed until 10 a.m. ET on Monday, while the Cup Series race has been moved to 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Both lineups will be set by owners points, thus meaning two-time Brickyard 400 winner Kyle Busch will lead the field to the green flag on Sunday, his third straight pole at Indianapolis. Kevin Harvick will be alongside on the front row.

As for Monday’s XFINITY race, Ryan Blaney will have the top spot in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, while regular season championship leader Justin Allgaier will start second.

There is, however, rain in the forecast on Sunday as well. Should rain halt action Sunday, both races will likely be run on Monday.

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Is it just me or does it seem like every time NASCAR moves a race from its normal date, weather becomes an issue?

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