Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been pushed back to Monday.
NASCAR made the decision to postpone the race Sunday morning thanks to a forecast that called for heavy rain all day in the New England area. Monday’s race will begin at noon ET and will air on USA Network. Sunday’s race was scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The New Hampshire race is the third consecutive Cup Series race this month to be significantly affected by rain. The July 2 race at the Chicago street circuit was delayed and then shortened due to rain. Last week’s race in Atlanta was cut short due to thunderstorms.
Christopher Bell is expected to start Monday’s race on pole ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. Bell is the defending champion in New Hampshire after beating Chase Elliott a season ago. The 2021 race at New Hampshier was also affected by rain. The drivers crashed at the start due to a wet track and Aric Almirola won as the race was shortened by eight laps.