Hello there. Looks like the start of the race is going to be delayed a bit due to rain that has been rolling through the area the past couple of hours.
Rain has just about stopped and once it does, we should be clear the rest of the afternoon. Typically it takes about 90 minutes to 2 hours to dry a track, so looking at a 2:30 or 3 pm ET start time.
Jet dryers are about to hit the track to begin their track-drying efforts. #nascar
Oy, this is going to be a brutal delay if we're talking about vegemite sandwiches for 5 minutes. #nascar
In 15 races at Michigan, Carl Edwards has a career avg. finish of 8.2, best among active drivers. #nascar
Edwards has five top 5 finishes in his past 7 starts at Michigan. #nascar
Avg. number of lead changes at Michigan is 23. Most: 65 (1981). Fewest: 7 (1984). #nascar
Nice little TNT feature on @chaselliott. My oldest son is named Chase as well, though he doesn't race cars (yet?).
hopefully. Track drying started shortly after 1 pm ET
Jeff. Track drying started shortly after 1 pm ET. 3 pm ET would put it in the 2 hour range and reports are that the track is drying fairly quick.
Avg. number of leaders at Michigan is 9. Most: 15 (1982). Fewest: 5 (5 times, most recently 1984). #nascar