The Sprint Cup series race scheduled for Sunday at Pocono has been postponed until Monday due to intermittent rain in the area.
A heavy downpour in the morning had already pushed back the start of the race, with officials estimating a delay of around an hour and a half that would give them enough time to get the track race ready. However, a similar situation as the one experienced by the Indycar Series at Kentucky further delayed procedures, as weepers on the track surface didn't allow the track to be raceable still.
Later more rain arrived and the forecasts showed a chance of further showers into the evening. So, about two hours after the original starting time scheduled, NASCAR decided to postpone the race until noon on Monday.
The postponement will probably comes a bad news for a number of drivers headed by Jimmie Johnson, who were schedule to visit the White House and meet President Barack Obama on Monday.
This is the second time this year a Sprint Cup series race has been postponed, the first being at Lowe's Motor Speedway when showers forced the postponement of the Coca-Cola 600, which was also affected by rain the following day. Forecasts for Monday look better this time however, with just a 10 percent chance of rain.
NASCAR has scheduled a competition caution on lap 20 for tomorrow's race, due to the change on track conditions relative to the final practice session on Saturday.