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Weather pushes NASCAR Cup series race at Dover to Monday

May 5, 2019

Mother Nature put a damper on the final day of NASCAR’s spring race weekend in Dover.

Rain and wet track conditions forced postponement of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup "Gander RV 400" at Dover International Speedway.

The race is now set to get running at noon Monday.

Officials waited about 2 hours after Sunday’s scheduled start time to make the call – attempting to dry the track and find a window to get things started.

It’s the first time since June 2007 that weather has forced a race on the Monster Mile to move to Monday. Martin Truex Jr. won that delayed race.

Chase Elliott will be on the pole when they try again Monday afternoon. The forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high in the low 70s.