SPRINT CUP SERIES AT WATKINS GLEN POSTPONED
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- After waiting in vain for rain showers to subside for more than two hours after the scheduled Sunday start time for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen, NASCAR officials decided to reschedule the 90-lap race for Monday.
Sunday's originally scheduled start time was moved up slightly in an effort to get the race under way before the rains came. But that didn't matter when the skies opened right about the time the singing of the national anthem was completed, and the green flag never waved.
Track officials said several jet dryers were at the ready, but put estimates at fully drying the 2.45-mile layout at between 90 minutes and two hours after the final raindrops were to fall. So when an expected break in the storm did not materialize by shortly after 3 p.m., NASCAR officials made the decision to pull the plug on an attempted start for later Sunday and set their sights instead on a 10 a.m. ET start Monday.
Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the area on Monday does not appear to be any better than it was for Sunday -- and possibly even worse. According to the Weather Channel, rain showers were likely early in the morning with a high probability of additional thunderstorms developing later in the day. Chance of rain for virtually all day Monday was listed at 60 percent as of mid-afternoon Sunday.