|NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen postponed|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 14 August 2011 10:34|
Steady rain that began just when the race was scheduled to start Sunday afternoon did not abate in time for track crews to dry the 2.45-mile racing surface.
The race is now scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday, but rain also is in the forecast in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
Last week's race at Pocono had a 1 hour, 40-minute rain delay, but NASCAR was able to complete the 500-mile event.
The 2009 Watkins Glen Cup race won by Tony Stewart also was postponed a day after the track was hit by a string of thunderstorms.