Firekeepers Casino 400 Postponed Until Monday

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Clint Bowyer watches it rain on Sunday afternoon at Michigan Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)
09 June--during the FireKeepers Casino 400 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.(HHP/Alan Marler)

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Continued showers throughout the day have forced NASCAR officials to postpone Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan Int’l Speedway.

The race, originally scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, will now take place Monday at 5 p.m. EST with television coverage on FS1.

NASCAR officials managed to get the track dry shortly before 3 p.m. and teams were on track preparing to begin the race, but another storm hit the track and prevented the race from getting started.

The field was brought back down pit road and NASCAR continued working to dry the track, but another storm shortly after 4 p.m. ended any hope of getting the race in Sunday afternoon.

Once the race begins on Monday afternoon, Joey Logano and Aric Almirola will lead the field to the green flag.