Bristol NASCAR race suspended due to rain

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Monday 16th April, 2018 - 10:53am

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The field in pit lane with rain falling at Bristol

Kyle Larson will lead when the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway finishes on Monday (local time) after rain caused a suspension with 204 of 500 laps completed.

The start had already been delayed by half an hour before three separate red flags for rain and another to clean up a crash.

Brad Keselowski (#2 Team Penske Ford) won the first 125-lap stage from Ryan Newman (#31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) and Clint Bowyer (#14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford).

Ryan Blaney (#12 Team Penske Ford) had led 99 of those laps and was still in front when his race ended having not been able to avoid a coming-together between Chris Buescher (#37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet) and Trevor Bayne (#6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford) on Lap 117.

Michael McDowell (#34 Front Row Motorsports Ford) had earlier caused a multi-car prang when he spun on Lap 3.

Larson (#42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet) took over the lead in Stage 2 before the race was finally postponed, with action set to resume tomorrow at 0300 AEST.

Race highlights

After Lap 204: Food City 500, Bristol Motor Speedway

Pos Num Driver Make Laps Led
1 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 204 74
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 204 0
3 21 Paul Menard Ford 204 0
4 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 204 16
5 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jnr Ford 204 0
6 22 Joey Logano Ford 204 1
7 19 Daniel Suarez Toyota 204 0
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 204 0
9 4 Kevin Harvick Ford 204 0
10 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 204 0
11 95 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 204 0
12 88 Alex Bowman Chevrolet 204 0
13 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 204 0
14 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 204 13
15 24 William Byron Chevrolet 204 0
16 14 Clint Bowyer Ford 204 0
17 10 Aric Almirola Ford 204 0
18 43 Darrell Wallace Jnr Chevrolet 204 0
19 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 204 0
20 20 Erik Jones Toyota 204 0
21 38 David Ragan Ford 204 0
22 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 204 0
23 00 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 204 0
24 32 Matt DiBenedetto Ford 203 0
25 6 Trevor Bayne Ford 203 0
26 41 Kurt Busch Ford 201 0
27 72 Corey LaJoie Chevrolet 200 0
28 55 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 200 0
29 78 Martin Truex Jnr Toyota 199 0
30 96 DJ Kennington Toyota 198 0
31 66 Chad Finchum Toyota 194 0
32 13 Ty Dillon Chevrolet 186 0
33 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 182 0
34 23 Gray Gaulding Toyota 160 0
35 12 Ryan Blaney Ford 117 100
36 37 Chris Buescher Chevrolet 116 0
37 51 Harrison Rhodes Chevrolet 115 0
38 34 Michael McDowell Ford 9 0
39 15 Ross Chastain Chevrolet 3 0

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