Series postpones Atlanta Cup race

Series postpones Atlanta Cup race

Amanda Vincent, NASCAR correspondent

The race has been rescheduled for Tuesday

Mother Nature forced NASCAR's hand on Sunday evening, delaying the AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race that was to get underway on Sunday evening at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

A forecast of rain for the next 36 hours prompted the postponement until Tuesday

The race is now scheduled for an 11 a.m. ET start on Tuesday.

"With about a 100 percent chance of rain the next 36 hours with the possibility of three to five inches and high winds, we'll respect that forecast," NASCAR President Mike Helton said of the decision to not even plan on attempting to race on Monday.

NASCAR made track-drying attempts after one shower moved through the area. When the track was nearly dry, though, another downpour hit the racetrack.

According to Helton, it wasn't worth trying to dry the track again, because the process would take at least three hours, pushing the start of the race back to about midnight.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mike Helton
Tags atlanta, sprint cup, vincent