NASCAR Postpones Chicagoland Speedway Race Until Monday

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.

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.