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Rain, cold push race to Monday

jutter@charlotteobserver.comApril 6, 2014 

— Ducks like water. NASCAR does not.

Due to persistent rain showers and cold temperatures which hampered track drying efforts, Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed until noon Monday.

The race will be shown live on Fox.

Rain tapered off late Sunday but cold temperatures and persistent “weepers” – water seeping up from underneath the track – led to the postponement by NASCAR.

When the race begins, Tony Stewart will start on the pole. There have been six drivers win in the first six races.

This is the fifth time in seven NASCAR race weekends that rain has altered some part of the weekend schedule. There is a slight chance of showers on Monday.

This will be just the third time in Texas Motor Speedway’s 18-year history that the Sprint Cup race will be run on Monday because of inclement weather. The first was April 8, 2002, won by Matt Kenseth, and the most recent April 19, 2010, when the Cup and Nationwide series races were run on the same day. Denny Hamlin won the Cup race and Kyle Busch the Nationwide event.

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