The Sprint Cup Series season finale is - surprise - delayed by rain

Rain showers have postponed the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The race, which will decide the 2015 Cup series championship, was slated to go green at 3:15 p.m. on NBC.

NASCAR was forced to delay pre-race driver introductions due to the weather conditions, which eventually got underway at 3:30pm local time. Series officials hope to start the race by 5pm. 

NBC confirmed that if the race goes beyond or begins after 7 p.m. ET, the broadcast will be shown on NBC Sports Network.

Denny Hamlin will start the race from the pole. The starting positions for the four drivers in the title hunt: Kyle Busch, third; Jeff Gordon, fifth; Martin Truex Jr., 11th; and reigning series championship Kevin Harvick, 13th.

Last weekend's penultimate round of the season at Phoenix International Raceway was also delayed by showers and was later ended prematurely due to persistent rain.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Homestead
Sub-event Sunday race
Track Homestead-Miami Speedway
Article type Breaking news