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SPARTA, Ky. -- NASCAR was forced to postpone the Quaker State 400 until noon Sunday after waiting more than 90 minutes through persistent rain Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.
|Rain falls in the garage area before the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway. The rain postponed the race to noon on Sunday.|
This is the first time NASCAR was forced to postpone a Sprint Cup race since the 2012 season-opening Daytona 500, which was run on a Monday night.
This also is the first time any NASCAR event has been postponed at Kentucky Speedway in 11 years. The only time it happened previously was a 2002 Nationwide Series event. An ARCA race at Kentucky was postponed one day in 2004.
Kentucky Speedway officials were having problems drying the track Saturday night because of weepers, which is water seeping up through the asphalt.
The weather forecast for Sunday doesn't look good, either, with a 60 percent chance for scattered thundershowers.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start up front after earning his first pole of the season on Friday. Carl Edwards joins him on the front row.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.