The Latest: Rain brings out red flag at Talladega


TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

NASCAR’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway has been halted because of rain.

NASCAR called the red flag at the end of the first stage of Sunday’s race. The cars came down pit road and NASCAR initially told the drivers to stay inside the cockpits. As the rain picked up, the drivers climbed out and teams began covering the cars.

There’s been a strong threat of rain all day at Talladega, which does not have lights and a tight window to complete the event if the rain delay is of significant length. At 2.666-miles, the track takes more than two hours for NASCAR to dry it.

Source: Fox Sports

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