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07/01 2017

Rain interrupts Daytona NASCAR Xfinity race, forces delay until Saturday

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Friday’s rain started eight laps after the green flag.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC



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EIGHT LAPS IN, THE RAIN POURS DOWN

Eight laps into Friday night’s Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway, rain slowed the proceedings, forcing a caution with Blake Koch in the lead.

With the rain intensifying, NASCAR red-flagged the event after Lap 11 and brought the cars to pit road. After a wait of more than an hour, the sanctioning body postponed the race until noon on Saturday. (9:00 a.m. – PST)

The race will be broadcast live on CNBC. Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will take place as scheduled at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.