NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup opener will have to wait a day.
Persistent rain resulted in a postponement of Sunday's scheduled Geico 400 race at Chicagoland Speedway, and NASCAR moved the race to noon Eastern time (11 a.m. local) on Monday.
The race will still be televised on ESPN.
Meteorologists had originally called for a clear, pleasant morning and afternoon without any rain, but those predictions were proven to be incorrect as soon as fans and drivers woke up on Sunday.
Heavy drizzle and occasional downpours alternated throughout the day, and though NASCAR nearly had the track completely dry shortly after 6 p.m. local time, another band of rain swept through.
NASCAR has had a terrible streak of weather delays in the last month or so. The Watkins Glen race was pushed to Monday and the Atlanta race had to be run on a Tuesday.
Fortunately, Monday is expected to look dry in the afternoon.