NNS: Rain Delays Action in Phoenix

RaceChaser Staff NASCAR, West 0 Comments

March 1, 2014 — staff report — Chris Trotman/Getty Images photo — AVONDALE, Ariz. — Rain late in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Speedway halted the event with 32 laps remaining and Kyle Busch in the lead.

Officials had just thrown a caution for a crash by Ryan Reed when rain began to fall. The precipitation quickly grew heavy, and NASCAR directed the cars down pit road and stopped the event under a red flag. Busch ledKevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson and Matt Kenseth in the running order.

The race will be shown on ESPNEWS should it resume.

Rain had fallen earlier in the morning on the raceway, but the Air Titan drying system was able to dry the 1-mile facility and allow all activities to proceed as scheduled until more inclement weather returned late in the Nationwide race.

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