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Start of NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen delayed by lightning

Although rain tires can be found and NASCAR will race in the torrential rain at road courses, lightning is really a different story.

As thunderstorms closed in on the race track, everything was devote a 30-minute lightning hold because of strike within eight miles of the track. That clock has since been reset with an increase of lightning strikes in your community.

The race was likely to live green at 3: 19 p.m., local time.

Chase Elliott is defined to lead the field to the green flag with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson starting alongside.

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This weekend’s field of 39 entries carries a record-number of countries represented (seven), with names including Kimi Raikkonen, Mike Rockenfeller, and Daniil Kvyat on the grid.

The next drivers begins from the trunk of the field because of an engine change: Kyle Busch and Christopher Bell, and for unapproved adjustments: William Byron Daniil Kvyat, Ty Gibbs, Cody Ware, Kyle Tilley.

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