Heavy rain forces NASCAR to postpone Xfinity race at Daytona

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 28, 2021

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway was postponed Friday night because of heavy rain.

The 100-lap event will resume at 12:30 p.m. today, about seven hours before the Cup Series regular-season finale. The forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms and a 40% chance of rain today.

The sky opened after 19 laps Friday, and the race was halted with AJ Allmendinger out front. Christopher Bell was running second, followed by Myatt Snider, series points leader Austin Cindric and Brett Moffitt.

Brandon Jones dropped out after getting a piece of debris stuck on his grill that caused his engine to overheat.

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