Talladega race postponed to Monday with 57 of 188 laps complete

Sunday's race at Talladega won't end until Monday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Sunday's race at Talladega won't end until Monday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Sunday’s Talladega race will finish on Monday.

Rain halted the 500-mile race at the superspeedway after 57 of 188 laps on Sunday afternoon. While the shower that stopped the race quickly passed over the track, a larger area of rain hit as NASCAR tried to get the track dry. The race will pick up where it left off at 2 p.m. ET Monday on NBC Sports Network.

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The race was halted because Talladega does not have lights. It’s an incredibly ironic circumstance because the race sponsor is 1000 Bulbs, a light bulb retailer.

William Byron leads the race and he’s followed by Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski. The race’s only non-rain caution came when Spencer Boyd’s car stopped on track. The big one hasn’t struck yet.

Byron also won the first stage of the race for 10 points and a playoff point if he advances to the third round of the playoffs.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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