Rain moves Homestead race to Saturday

Persistent rain showers forced NASCAR officials to red flag the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway to move from an "under the lights" finish to a Saturday morning finish. The race had a delayed start due to the...

Persistent rain showers forced NASCAR officials to red flag the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway to move from an "under the lights" finish to a Saturday morning finish.

The race had a delayed start due to the Florida "sunshine" before the Ford 200 grid took to the 1.5-mile oval behind the pace car in an attempt to speed up the drying of the damp track 75 minutes late under a green/yellow situation. Alas, the rain returned and after 12 laps of non-racing, the officials called it quit.

The season finale will determine who will wear the 2006 crown. Points leader Ted Musgrave will resume the action in eighth position while Dennis Setzer, the chaser, slotted 23rd on the grid.

David Reutimann will lead the 36 car field to the green flag for the second time with the hopes that the weather will cooperate tomorrow at 8:30am (EST).

Homestead-Miami Speedway announced that: All tickets from tonight will be honored for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Ford 200 only and the grandstands will open at 7:00 a.m. After the conclusion of the Ford 200, the grandstands will open at approximately 11:30 a.m. for fans holding tickets to the NASCAR Busch Series Ford 300 and other scheduled Saturday activities.

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