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NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen starts after weather delay

ByStaff Report

Aug 21, 2022
Rain falls at Watkins Glen

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Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International has started under wet-weather conditions after a lightning delay that pushed the drop of the green flag to 5:01 p.m. ET.

Per the NASCAR rulebook, if there is any lightning within an 8-mile radius of the track, all on-track action must stop for at least 30 minutes and people need to find shelter. The 30-minute clock resets with any lightning strikes that occur within that window.

The green flag for the Go Bowling at the Glen was scheduled for 3:19 p.m. ET.

Chase Elliott led the field to the start and needs just four points on the 2.45-mile road course Sunday to clinch the Cup Series regular season title. The race began with a single-file restart and will remain that way if the track stays wet throughout the event

Updates to come.