Rain in Kentucky moves Cup race to Sunday

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Kentucky rain arrived and decided to play havoc on the track dryers until NASCAR moved the Sprint Cup Series race to Sunday.

After several attempts to dry Kentucky Speedway in Sparta on Saturday evening between rain showers, NASCAR officials made the call to postpone the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Series race until noon ET Sunday. The race was originally scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Sprint Cup Series race wasn't the only race at Kentucky Speedway affected by rain. Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race, won by reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski, was shortened by 30 laps because of rain.

When the Sprint Cup race does take the green flag, the No. 88 Hendrick Mororsports Chevrolet of Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole. He will be joined on the front row by the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Carl Edwards.

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Series NASCAR-CUP
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Tags chevrolet, delay, earnhardt, edwards, ford, hendrick, kentucky, nascar sprint cup, rain, toyota