Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup race rescheduled for Monday
By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service on April 6, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Regardless of the ideal efforts of NASCAR and Texas Motor Speedway track employees, the rain won on Sunday. The Duck Commander 500 was rescheduled for Monday.
The components and a balky track conspired to force postponement of Sunday’;s scheduled Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The race was postponed till noon ET Monday, when 3-time series champion Tony Stewart will lead the area to the green flag in the 6th Sprint Cup race of the season.
Rain drenched the one.5-mile speedway Sunday morning, and even however the precipitation abated in the afternoon, substantial humidity, reduced temperatures and continued seepage through the track’;s asphalt surface (otherwise known as “weepers”) frustrated track-drying efforts, even even though NASCAR and TMS deployed a fleet of Air Titan units and jet dryers.
NASCAR announced the postponement at roughly 6 p.m. ET, following an additional cloudburst wiped out the progress that had been made in efforts to dry the track.
Tv coverage for Monday’;s rescheduled event will be broadcast on Fox.
Though rain has threatened many NASCAR venues this year, the Texas race will be the 1st not to be run on the scheduled date. This is the third time a Texas race has been postponed right up until a Monday.
There have been 6 distinct winners in the initial 6 races of the season. Stewart-Haas Racing, which fields Chevrolets for Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick, is the only organization with far more than one victory this season (Harvick at Phoenix and Busch at Martinsville).
Las Vegas winner and 2012 series champion Brad Keselowski will begin beside Stewart on the front row when the racing starts on Monday.
Sign up to have the Autoweek Daily Racing report, Racing Weekend Wrap-Up, Everyday Drive and Breaking News delivered appropriate to your inbox.