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Persistent Rain Postpones NASCAR Cup Series Race at Michigan

NASCAR was forced to postpone the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday (Aug. 6) due to persistent rain. The field only completed 74 of the scheduled 200 laps. This is the fourth postponed race of the season.

The rest of the race will resume Monday, Aug. 7, at noon ET. Tyler Reddick currently leads with Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones rounding out the top five.

The racing that did take place today was chaotic as restarts provided the best opportunity to gain track position. Big names like Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott and Christopher Bell crashed in separate incidents and are out of the race.

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Ryan Blaney and Corey Lajoie ran afoul of each other as well, but seemed to somewhat talk it out after the red flag was shown for rain.

There are differing pit strategies scattered throughout the field, which sets up for an exciting finish when the race gets back underway.

Truex was the stage one winner picking up his 60th career stage win and gaining significant ground on capturing the regular season championship. William Byron, Truex’s nearest competitor for that coveted playoff advantage, found trouble as well. Byron made hard contact with the wall on the final lap of stage one. His car was too damaged to repair while on the Damaged Vehicle Policy clock, and his day ended early as well.

Truex has also led 30 laps, the most so far in the event.

Austin Cindric, Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin round out the top ten.

Coverage of the Firekeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway will resume on Monday at noon ET on USA Network, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and MRN.

About the author

Garrett joined Frontstretch as a news writer in 2023, and became a fantasy racing and betting writer in 2024. Hailing from the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia,  he's a married father of three and currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at New River Community Technical College in Beaver, WV. He has been a racing fan since 1998, primarily watching NASCAR, but branching out to F1 and IndyCar as his love for motorsports has grown.

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Shayne

Instead of the booth chirping for NA$CAR’s proactive weather protocols, blah, blah, blah…

Start the race earlier. I don’t mind missing a few re-runs of Law and Order. How’s that for proactive?

DoninAjax

I found my program from the June 24th,1990 Miller Genuine Draft 400. The green flag fell at 1:00!

janice

i don’t know why they’re resuming at noon today. not like usa network has any exciting programming that will be preempted. they could run at noon and that way they can head out tonight.

mother nature sure does not like nascar this year.

Christopher

I remember back in 2006-2007 that NASCAR, in response to criticism, moved all starts to either 1PM or 3PM Eastern. They even ran ads proclaiming the consistent start times.
This race would have been well past the halfway point if they’d started at 1PM Eastern. Yet another cluster f, yet more paying fans screwed by NASCAR and their ‘broadcast partners’.

DoninAjax

NA$CAR has their money!

DoninAjax

TSN 1 at noon.

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