NASCAR at Dover 2022 to resume on Monday after inclement weather

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Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover Motor Speedway was rescheduled for Monday at noon ET after rain showers halted the race at just 78 laps.

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News: The #DuraMAXDrydene400 on @MonsterMile is postponed due to weather.

The conclusion of the race will resume Monday at 12 p.m. ET on FS1. pic.twitter.com/Gd4eWqmlLe

Kyle Larson, the defending Cup Series champion, was the leader when the race was red flagged. Chase Elliott was second and Ryan Blaney third.

Denny Hamlin, who led the race for 55 laps before the pit stop, finished the day in eighth place after making a pit stop just before the red flag was waved.

NASCAR fans were disappointed with the news, many thought the race should have started around midday as rain was forecast and the track had yet to install lighting for night racing.

For a NASCAR race to be official, it must be halfway done.

This is the first Cup Series race to be postponed due to weather this season. If Larson were to win Monday, it would be his second of the season and first since Feb. 27.

Last weekend’s race at Talladega Superspeedway saw Ross Chastain pick up his second career win. He passed Larson and Erik Jones at turn 4 on the final lap for a thrilling win. His first victory came at the Circuit of the Americas on March 27.

Following the conclusion of Monday’s race, drivers will begin preparing for the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway on May 8.

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