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The Latest Red flag out at Bristol after 49 laps for rain

The Latest Red flag out at Bristol after 49 laps for rain

Crews cover the cars as rain drops Within a NASCAR Cup Series Car race, Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Bristol, Tenn.

Kurt Busch was a mere two one-thousandths of a second behind Kyle Busch in Friday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR had hoped to dodge the large severe weather front headed for the Tri-City area by moving up the race's start time.

The start of the race was delayed about 30 minutes and brought out four red flags (three for weather).

Last week's victor at Texas and the current leader in the points standings Kyle Busch barely edged out brother Kurt with the fastest qualifying lap time so he'll start on the pole. Last week we led some laps and could have been in position to win the race with some circumstances.

Larson was leading the race at the time of the red flag which stopped the race for 26 minutes, 54 seconds.

"It's hard to get a rhythm going with all the rain and stuff, getting in the vehicle and getting back in", Larson said.

Larson enjoyed his car's rate, but said that the trail was sleek.

"There is only a little line there on the bottom that has got some grip", said Larson, who normally likes to run on the high side of the Bristol track. If you get out of it, it's slick. It truly is slick, in the event you become underneath it.

"So, it's been fun, but it's kind of hard to guess where you need to position your vehicle there for a little while".

Some drivers will not have to be anxious about finding its way back.

Ryan Blaney has led 59 of the first 76 laps as NASCAR tries to beat the rain.

His automobile had been taken supporting the wall, ending his afternoon.

Ryan Blaney led 99 laps of 119 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway before getting caught up in a wreck that left his auto in shambles. "But then again, I feel like I always do better or do worse once the track gets a bunch of rubber on it".

McDowell only managed a handful more laps before retiring, and Truex was lucky to continue given Ross Chastain, who had rear-ended his Toyota during said accident, was forced to retire immediately.

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