WATCH: Here’s What Happened the Last Time a NASCAR Cup Series Race at Texas Was Postponed

Published 10/27/2020, 10:37 AM EDT
Oct 26, 2020; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; A worker squeegees the pit area at Texas Motor Speedway during the weather delayed conclusion of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports


NASCAR Cup Series Round of 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway saw yet another day of postponement. The race which was put off until Monday citing wet tracks conditions was further put off till Tuesday. No further laps were raced.

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The new race timings for Tuesday are noon ET. The race went into Monday with 88% chances of rain.

Another 115 laps need to be completed to get to the halfway mark of 167 laps. Only then it would make Texas an official race.

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Oct 26, 2020; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; A general view of Texas Motor Speedway during the weather-delayed conclusion of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

The last time a race at Texas was delayed to the next day due to rain, was in April 2014, where Joey Logano won a rain-delayed Sprint Cup race.

The race saw Logano persist and then pass Jeff Gordon off the last-lap in overtime to snatch victory. It was his seventh win in as many races under the new championship rules that laid stress on winning.

On a restart at Lap 262, Logano stretched his Ford backward to have a 5-second lead just in time for his last green-flag stop. And, for the last restart on Lap 339, he went past Brian Vickers for the second spot, catching up with Gordon’s #24 car.

then some serious finishing skills saw him get to the finish line ahead of Gordon and win the Sprint Cup race.

NASCAR Cup Series As It Stands Now

Joey Logano has already confirmed for himself a championship 4 berth after his win at Kansas. There are three spots still up for grabs for the finals at Phoenix.

The current weather conditions don’t look very promising. However, NASCAR officials are keen on getting in a race ahead of Martinsville.

Oct 18, 2020; Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano (22) celebrates after winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Sunday’s race at Texas was forced to pit in its 52nd lap due to rain. After a 4-hour long unsuccessful wait to get the tracks race-ready, the race was finally postponed.

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Clint Bowyer was in the lead when the race was halted. Jimmie Johnson, who was looking good, was in the 2nd spot.

Erik Jones, Joey Logano, and Martin Truex Jr. formed the 3rd, 4th, and 5th spots to complete the Top-5.

The last Cup Series race at Texas held in July saw Austin Dillon win the race coming off a pit stop. There have been delays due to rain in the past as well, which have led to the race being shortened. It will be interesting to see who makes hay before going to Martinsville.

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