Food City 500 to resume on Monday

Food City 500 to resume on Monday

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Food City 500 to resume on Monday

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The remainder of the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway has been postponed until Monday at 1 p.m. ET.

Heavy rain resulted in NASCAR red flagging the race after 204 laps. The race would have been official had it reached Lap 250, the end of stage two.

When the race resumes Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin will be the top two. Paul Menard, polesitter Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are the top five. Completing the top 10 are Joey Logano, Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Austin Dillon.

Johnson and Harvick have been steadily climbing through the field after starting in the rear.

A crash in Friday’s opening practice session resulted in the need for Harvick’s backup car. Johnson, the defending race winner, qualified 17th but his Hendrick Motorsports team needed to change a cut tire.

Kurt Busch had also been moving through the field after starting in the rear when he had to make an unscheduled pit stop for a tire issue. Busch sits three laps off the pace in 26th position at the red flag.

The race began Sunday afternoon under overcast skies and was interrupted numerous times for rain and accidents, which took out the car of stage one leader Ryan Blaney.

This will be the second straight year the spring Bristol event has been contested on a Monday.

Fox will broadcast the race.

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