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Inclement Weather Sets Up Monday Doubleheader at Indianapolis

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor

INDIANAPOLIS – Mother Nature finally got the upper hand during the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with rain and inclement weather pushing both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to Monday.

Heavy rains Friday and Saturday pushed the Xfinity Series to Monday, and after trying to wait out a heavy mist on Sunday, NASCAR was finally forced to pull the plug and move the Cup Series race to Monday as well.

The Xfinity Series will run their race first with a 10:00 am Eastern start, followed by the Cup Series at 2:00 pm, both televised on NBC Sports Network.

With no practice and qualifying, the starting lineups for each respective series were set by owner points. Ryan Blaney and Justin Allgaier will start on the front row for the Lilly Diabetes 250, with Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick starting up front in the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard.

For the Cup Series race, Martin Truex, Jr. and Daniel Suarez will have to start at the back of the field following inspection failures.

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David Morgan is the Associate Editor for Motorsports Tribune. A 2008 graduate from the University of Mississippi, David has followed NASCAR since the early 90’s and became hooked at an early age after attending his first race at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993. He has traveled across the country since 2012 to cover some of the most prestigious events both IndyCar and NASCAR have to offer, with an aim to only expand on that in the near future.