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NASCAR at Kansas in Rain Delay After 11 Laps: Hollywood Casino 400 on Hold Due To Lightning

NASCAR at Kansas in Rain Delay After 11 Laps: Hollywood Casino 400 on Hold Due To Lightning article feature image

Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images. Pictured: Weather radar is seen in a pit box during a rain delay at Kansas Speedway

  • Rain is in the latest NASCAR at Kansas weather forecast for Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400.
  • Kansas Speedway does have lights, meaning NASCAR can delay the Hollywood Casino 400 if needed, then restart the race on Sunday night.
  • Below we detail the latest NASCAR at Kansas weather forecast, including the chances that rain delays Sunday's race.

NASCAR’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway is officially in a rain delay.

Sunday’s race got underway at the scheduled start time of 3 p.m. ET, but rain forced NASCAR to throw the caution flag at lap 11.

Driver have now gotten out of their cars, and NASCAR has red-flagged the race to dry the track with the hopes that the showers in Kansas City will pass quickly.

Today’s rain delay isn’t a surprise to anyone who was paying attention to NASCAR at Kansas weather forecasts as rain was expected throughout the week.

The track itself is 1.5 miles long, meaning there is a lot of surface area to dry before it’s safe enough to send Cup cars barreling into the corner side by side.

However, there is good news regarding the prospects of running NASCAR’s Hollywood Casino 500 on Sunday.

NASCAR at Kansas Weather Forecast for Sunday

The latest Kansas City weather forecast shows a 40% overall chance of precipitation for the rest of the day, however, that drops to 0% shortly after 6 p.m.

Because Kansas Speedway has lights, NASCAR should have plenty of time to dry the track and get the Hollywood Casino 400 restarted and run the full 400-mile distance on Sunday night.

Here is the current Hollywood Casino top 10 at the time of the rain delay:

  1. Kyle Larson
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Ryan Blaney
  4. Joey Logano
  5. William Byron
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Chase Elliott
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Kyle Busch
  10. Martin Truex Jr.

In terms of live NASCAR betting odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, Larson is now the +175 favorite, followed by Hamlin (+550), Keselowski (+600), Byron +650 and Blaney (+650).

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