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NASCAR Cancels The Michigan race



NASCAR Cancels The Michigan race

Due to rain, the NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed from Sunday to Monday.

After a 1-hour, 43-minute rain delay, the FireKeepers 400 race started. The 200-lap race was delayed after a red-flag halt that lasted over an hour and 74 laps during which rain forced the racers out of their vehicles.

After a restart, Tyler Reddick took the lead shortly before the race was stopped. He was followed by Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson, and points leader Martin Truex Jr.

After making side-by-side contact with Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch spun out and collided with a wall, bringing the race to a stop after only 14 laps. Truex, in contrast, continued to race when taking the lead.

Busch’s playoff status is safe after three victories, but the driver who crashes 20 laps later is in jeopardy.

To qualify for the postseason, Chase Elliott will probably need to win one of the final three races after losing control of the No. 9 Chevrolet with no one nearby due to a tyre issue. He competed in the final three championship races, and in 2020 he won the Cup.

Chris Buescher won the 12th playoff-eligible race this year last week at Richmond, freeing up four playoff slots with four races—including Michigan—remaining in the regular season.

Soon after Truex won the opening stage, William Byron—who has four victories this year—struck a wall without being hit by any other vehicles, which caused another well-known driver to leave the racecourse.

In the first 50 laps of the caution-plagued race, Josh Berry, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet in place of the suspended Noah Gragson, was involved in his fourth collision.

Later, when jockeying for position side by side on the track, Corey Lajoie and Blaney collided, and they had a tense discussion about it on pit row.

On Monday afternoon, tensions will probably be at an all-time high because playoff positions are on the line.

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