Atlanta NASCAR race set for Tuesday

Rain hit the Atlanta circuit on Sunday

Rain hit the Atlanta circuit on Sunday

NASCAR Sprint Cup teams are in for a busy week following the postponement of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s AdvoCare 400 until Tuesday.

Rain prevented teams from taking to the circuit during the original Sunday timeslot, and with tornados and strong winds being added to forecasts of further rain on Monday, NASCAR president Mike Helton announced the revised 11am (US ET) Tuesday start time (1am Wednesday Australian EST).

“Starting sometime later (Sunday night), it’s about 100 percent chance in this area there will more than likely be 3, 4, 5 inches of rain, high wind and all the things that create dangerous situations with weather,” said Helton at the circuit.

“We’ll have respect for that and reschedule this race to start at 11 Tuesday morning.”

With the Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond set to conclude the regular season next Saturday night, Helton downplayed the headache the tight scheduling is likely to give teams.

“Hopefully the weather will be ok Tuesday and we’ll just be a couple of days behind, but we’ll catch up pretty quick – I hope.”

See below for Atlanta’s starting line-up

POS

DRIVER

MAKE

SPONSOR

SPEED

TIME

BEHIND

1 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull 186.197 29.775 Leader
2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Cheerios / Hamburger Helper 185.922 29.819 -0.044
3 Kyle Busch Toyota Pedigree 185.841 29.832 -0.057
4 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 185.772 29.843 -0.068
5 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger 185.735 29.849 -0.074
6 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal 185.710 29.853 -0.078
7 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac “Friends of a Feather” 185.561 29.877 -0.102
8 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 185.542 29.880 -0.105
9 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army Reserve 185.486 29.889 -0.114
10 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil 185.325 29.915 -0.140
11 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Best Buy 185.288 29.921 -0.146
12 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 185.176 29.939 -0.164
13 Denny Hamlin Toyota Charter Comm. 185.127 29.947 -0.172
14 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite 185.115 29.949 -0.174
15 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 185.059 29.958 -0.183
16 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron’s Dream Machine 184.800 30.000 -0.225
17 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe’s 184.462 30.055 -0.280
18 Marcos Ambrose Ford Kwikset 184.272 30.086 -0.311
19 David Ragan Ford UPS “We Love Logistics” 184.015 30.128 -0.353
20 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Mobil 1 183.899 30.147 -0.372
21 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Rheem 183.801 30.163 -0.388
22 Paul Menard Chevrolet Quaker State / Menards 183.680 30.183 -0.408
23 Bobby Labonte Toyota Bush’s Baked Beans 183.394 30.230 -0.455
24 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 183.382 30.232 -0.457
25 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald’s 183.339 30.239 -0.464
26 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row / Farm American 183.152 30.270 -0.495
27 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 183.121 30.275 -0.500
28 Michael McDowell Toyota James Fund 183.025 30.291 -0.516
29 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard Military Intelligence 182.898 30.312 -0.537
30 Scott Speed Ford Property Masters 182.856 30.319 -0.544
31 J.J. Yeley Ford Vampt 182.501 30.378 -0.603
32 Mark Martin Chevrolet Carquest / GoDaddy.com 182.440 30.388 -0.613
33 Robby Gordon Dodge Speed Energy 181.759 30.502 -0.727
34 Joe Nemechek Toyota ATBD 181.693 30.513 -0.738
35 Dave Blaney Chevrolet Collective Soul / Golden Corral 181.437 30.556 -0.781
36 David Gilliland Ford A&W All American Food 180.745 30.673 -0.898
37 Landon Cassill Chevrolet Phoenix Construction 180.575 30.702 -0.927
38 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO 180.252 30.757 -0.982
39 Mike Skinner Toyota Big Red 180.012 30.798 -1.023
40 Mike Bliss Ford Heil Trailer International 179.889 30.819 -1.044
41 Travis Kvapil Ford Lazy Days RV 179.872 30.822 -1.047
42 Andy Lally+* Ford Interstate Moving Services 178.493 31.060 -1.285
43 David Starr Ford AdvoCare 179.737 30.845 -1.070
44 Tony Raines Ford Max Q Motorsports 179.592 30.870 -1.095
45 David Stremme Chevrolet Inception Motorsports 179.516 30.883 -1.108
46 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet Luke & Associates 178.758 31.014 -1.239
47 T.J Bell Chevrolet Green Smoke 178.643 31.034 -1.259

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