LOUDON, N.H. (AP) The NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway has started after a rain delay of more than three hours.
The race was already moved up an hour to 1 p.m. EDT because of the threat of storms. NASCAR had the track drying Air Titans on standby for when the rain stopped and driver introductions were on hold.
Night racing was not an option because the track does not have lights. The race would need to reach 150 laps to become official. The race is scheduled for 301 laps.
Kurt Busch starts on the pole at New Hampshire and Denny Hamlin is the defending race winner.
Martinsville and Bristol were postponed by rain this season and run on Monday.
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