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NASCAR playoff race delayed into Tuesday due to rain

The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 got underway on Sunday, but weather has delayed it through Monday.

The finish line at Texas Motor Speedway during the weather delayed conclusion of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500. Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: NASCAR announced it is postponing the race another day, and will try and get it in at noon ET on Tuesday, per Jeff Gluck.

NASCAR is trying to run its second of three races in the Round of 8 playoff bracket, but the weather is not cooperating at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 started on Sunday but only completed 52 laps before the rain came in. The race was scheduled to restart at 10 a.m. ET, but the rain is still not cooperating. The biggest concern for the moment is the moisture in the air could be sticking around as far as into Wednesday.

At the time of the rain delay, Clint Bowyer was leading in the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 14 Ford. The top four in the playoff standings coming into the race are Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, and Brad Keselowski. This race and next week’s Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway will determine the field of four drivers who will compete for the Cup Series championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 8th.