Rain, lightning and impending darkness forced NASCAR to delay Sunday’s GEICO 500 Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway until Monday.
Green flag on Monday is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on FOX.
The race was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Sunday but the rain and lightning prevented that and caused a delay. At about 5:15 p.m. ET, the announcement to postpone was made by NASCAR officials.
Stewart-Haas Racing reacted on Twitter to the news that the show was halted until Monday:
“What did one raindrop say to the other? Two’s company, three’s a cloud. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t want to work with us this -FathersDay.”
Martin Truex Jr. will be the polesitter.
Sunday’s race was to be the ninth since the COVID-19 pandemic put the series in hiatus from March 8 to May 17.