Race Day Rainout At Dover
Dover, DE - After a nearly two hour rain delay, NASCAR gave the "start your engines" command and the field for the 400 mile race at the Dover International Speedway took to the track. They were only out there for a few minutes. The green flag never appeared, the cars were brought back to pit road, and eventually to the garage. Rain postponed the 99th NASCAR Cup race at the Monster Mile. Monday, May 6 at 12:00 PM is when they will attempt to start the race. Shane Cornett of Camden, DE is a NASCAR fan and has spent the entire weekend at the speedway. He is ready to do it again on Monday. "Most of us are going to be able to get off of work and we have already started working the phones," Cornett said.
Erik McKane of Macungie, PA arrived at Dover around 6:00 AM on Sunday. Making another trip back the next day is questionable. "I am not sure, it is a long drive," McKane said.
It is the second straight year, rain has impacted the spring race at Dover. In 2018, there were was a rain delay with 80 laps remaining. Kevin Harvick earned the win once the race resumed. On Monday, Chase Elliott has the pole after setting the track record on Friday with a speed of 165.960.