Despite a valiant effort on the behalf of NASCAR and track officials, Sunday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been postponed until Tuesday morning at 11 p.m. ET, which will be shown live on ESPN.
NASCAR had told teams to push the cars to the grid by 9:45 p.m., but as the track was being dried, another cell of rain dampened their efforts. With the forecast looking bad for Monday as well, NASCAR opted to schedule the race for Tuesday morning.
"Hopefully everything goes good Tuesday," NASCAR president Mike Helton said on ESPN. "We'll just be a few days behind and get back on schedule."
Helton said John Darby and Robin Pemberton will determine whether teams will be allowed to work on the cars before Tuesday morning's race.
If things work out on Tuesday morning, the rest of the week would go according to schedule, with no announced alterations to NASCAR's plans to visit President Obama at the White House or next weekend's final regular-season race at Richmond International Raceway.
Once the race starts, Kasey Kahne and Clint Bowyer will lead the field to the green flag.