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Chase opener in rain delay

Posted on: September 18, 2011 2:25 pm
 
By Pete Pistone

JOLIET, Ill. - Pre race introductions are complete but Sunday's Geico 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway is in a holding pattern.

Rain showers continued to pelt the track just after the race's 1:03 p.m. central time start and NASCAR is playing a waiting game to see if the weather clears out.

Forecasts call for a break in the rain for about an hour, but radar shows a significant band of showers headed toward the track. NASCAR officials have said the race would try to be run Sunday even if it spills into the evening hours as Chicagoland Speedway is equipped with lights.

If the race is completely washed out Monday's rain date would be used with a 12 Noon local time start being reported.

 
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Chase opener in rain delay

Its 10pm local time and its still raining.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Chase opener in rain delay

Hey tbjazzcat, don't get your panties in a wad about somebody saying 12 noon.  Geez, get out of your mama's basement more often.....and it's spelled ROOKIE.  See how dumb you look?



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: September 18, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Chase opener in rain delay

Hey Pete: 

You sure that isn't 11 noon? Or maybe 1:30 noon? It's just noon, Gomer. And since when did it become a proper noun requiring capitalization? You call yourself a journalist? Rooky. I suggest you invest $12 and pick yourself up an A.P. Stylebook.




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Chase opener in rain delay

It has lights. No reason to go to Monday unless this thing isn't getting started by about 9 pm.



Since: Jul 25, 2009
Posted on: September 18, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Chase opener in rain delay

4:56pm.......same rain from 8am.


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