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Big Machine Vodka 400 postponed — NASCAR at Indianapolis

Big Machine Vodka 400 postponed — NASCAR at Indianapolis

The NASCAR Cup Series regular-season finale Brickyard 400 has been postponed to Monday afternoon because of rain to at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But rain canceled all practice and qualifying sessions earlier in the weekend, meaning not only a green track but teams hitting the track on Sunday with no real idea of what they've got.

As a result of the rain, this new start time could not be adhered to.

The original start time of the race was pushed up an hour in an effort to avoid the wet weather.

Indianapolis was drenched by three days of rain and NASCAR has not been able to get any cars on track.

The drivers will line up for both races without any practice or qualifying. This almost became an issue in last year's Brickyard 400 after a one-hour, 47-minute rain delay took place during the race.

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The Xfinity Series race, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, was also postponed until Monday.

The Xfinity Series was the only scheduled series on-track activity for Friday. Kyle Busch, a six-time victor this season, has the top starting spot for the Big Machine Vodka 400, sharing the front row with seven-time victor Kevin Harvick.

In the NASCAR Cup Series, the race serves as the final event before the playoffs start September 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Johnson is in a 48-race losing streak headed into the Brickyard 400 and his Hendrick Motorsports team has been inconsistent all season.


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