SPORTS: Rain postpones NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono to Monday

Associated Press | July 31st, 2016 3:26 pm

LONG POND, Pa. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway has been postponed until Monday because of rain.

The race will run at 11 a.m.

Martin Truex Jr. is on the pole and Kurt Busch tries to sweep Pocono in the track’s second Monday race of the season.

Rain also delayed the June Pocono race a day. NASCAR said this was the first time a track had two rain-postponed races in the same season.

This was NASCAR’s 10th postponed race since 2011. The 2012 rain-shortened race at Pocono was marred by lightning strikes that killed one fan and injured nine others.

Race cars are lined up for inspection in the rain in the garage area at Pocono Raceway before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 auto race Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_111656625-04d9b900f7cc4e8e941197fbb8689fc0-4.jpgRace cars are lined up for inspection in the rain in the garage area at Pocono Raceway before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 auto race Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Rain gathers on a car cover as crew members wait in the garage area at Pocono Raceway before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 auto race Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_111656625-a7a0e2a73d2640afb9717fd631232866-4.jpgRain gathers on a car cover as crew members wait in the garage area at Pocono Raceway before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 auto race Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Long Pond, Pa. The race was postponed until Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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