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#NASCAR At Pocono: Rain Delays Pennsylvania 400 Start, Forecast Ominous

Rain, rain, go away. We wanna race today.

Alas, the wet stuff threatens the Pennsylvania 400 at the Pocono Raceway today. It is pouring at the 2.5-mile race track, and the forecast for Blakeslee, PA (where the track is located) is far from encouraging, with an increasing chance of rain throughout the day.

NASCAR, hoping to avoid the rain, had moved the start of the race to 1:12 p.m., up seven minutes from its previously scheduled start time. Unfortunately the skies opened up at about 12:25, thoroughly drenching the track.

Drying Pocono, a long, flat circuit with wide straightaways, takes about two hours. Unfortunately, the forecast linked above doesn't leave much of a window for the track to first be dried and then cars to take the green flag. In short, make a date for tomorrow afternoon, because it does not look like there will be any NASCAR Sprint Cup action today.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.