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Rain interrupting Sprint Cup race at Bristol

Bristol, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Persistent rain has created an afternoon- long of frustration for drivers and race fans at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday.The start of the Food City 500 at Bristol was delayed nearly two hours due to inclement weather. NASCAR officials then had to stop the race after 124 of 500 laps were completed when more showers moved over the area.Matt Kenseth was leading the way when the caution flag waved for rain on lap 118. As the precipitation intensified, the field came to a stop on pit road seven laps later. NASCAR's new track-drying system, the Air Titan, has been on this 0.533-mile, high-banked oval. The Air Titan was designed to shorten the amount of track-drying time. It takes about an hour to dry this track.Kenseth is attempting to win at Bristol for the second straight time. He won the night race here last August."The track conditions are going to change a lot with the rain," Kenseth said. "[Crew chief] Jason [Ratcliff] and his group did a great job ...

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