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 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.
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.
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.
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