BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway is back under way Sunday after a 3 1/2-hour delay because of heavy rain.
The water-logged race was delayed Saturday night after just 48 laps. NASCAR officials planned to get going again at 1 p.m., but instead more rain washed over the track and kept the drivers in their motorhomes.
Finally, the call came for racers to return to their cars by 4:20 p.m., the engines were fired up and the drivers began rolling out of pit road a short time later.
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Defending series champion Kyle Busch was out front with 48 of 500 laps complete. Chase Elliott was second, followed by Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth. Pole-sitter Carl Edwards slid to seventh.