With darkness just a couple of hours away, and the onslaught of precipitation in the Brooklyn, Michigan area, the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway has been postponed.
The event, which was halted as a result of light rain after 74 laps, will now be run on Monday, August 7th, 2023 at Noon ET. Coverage of the event will continue on USA Network, along with MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90).
Tyler Reddick, driving the No. 45 Rocket League Toyota Camry TRD for 23XI Racing, is currently shown as the leader of the event, after taking the top spot away from Alex Bowman on the race's most recent restart.
Bowman will resume the 400-mile contest from the second position. Kyle Larson, Martin Truex, Jr. and Erik Jones all currently hold positions inside the top five, with Austin Cindric, Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Bubba Wallace, and Denny Hamlin inside the top-10.
At the time of the red flag, four drivers had retired from the event as a result of single-car accidents. Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, William Byron, and Josh Berry will all not return to the two-mile speedway on Monday for the remaining laps.
Throughout the opening 74 laps, the race has featured 10 lead changes amongst eight different leaders - Martin Truex, Jr., Alex Bowman, Ross Chastain, Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell, Ty Gibbs, Denny Hamlin, and Josh Bilicki.
So far, Martin Truex, Jr. has led a race-high 30 laps and will restart the event in fourth with what appears to be one of the best cars on track.
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