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Rain postpones NASCAR race at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Rain at Chicagoland Speedway has forced

NASCAR to postpone the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup

championship.

NASCAR will attempt to run the race Monday at noon Eastern.

The forecast didn't look good from the start, but because the

facility has lights, NASCAR waited all day for a window to dry the

track. Officials got the window and had the track almost dry, but

the sky opened again roughly six hours after the scheduled start.

Matt Kenseth will start from the pole when the race goes off on

Monday. Six Chase drivers are starting in the top 10, with Kevin

Harvick the lowest qualifying Chase driver at 30th.

This is the second time in three weeks the race has been

disrupted by rain.

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