All Saturday NASCAR, concert events rained out at IMS

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) - NASCAR has postponed Saturday's racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and this evening's Florida Georgia Line concert has been canceled.

Sunday's Brickyard 400 Monster Cup race will start at 1:00 p.m. now, IMS confirmed with Eyewitness News.


And Saturday's Xfinity race will start at 10 a.m. Monday.

Starting lineups for both races will be set by NASCAR rules, since steady rain will leave little, if any, dry time for traditional qualifying.

Kyle Busch will start on the pole Sunday for the Brickyard 400 because qualifying was canceled. Kevin Harvick will start second and Martin Truex Jr. third.

Crew members work on Kyle Busch's car Saturday, September 8, 2018. (WTHR image by Russ Govert)

Sunday’s Monster Energy Series race is the final one of the regular season and will see the final two playoff spots up for grabs. Entering the weekend, Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman hold the final two spots.

The Florida Georgia Line concert scheduled for Saturday night has also been canceled.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway made the announcement on Twitter Saturday morning, saying "We deeply regret to announce that FGL Fest has been cancelled due to current and forecasted weather conditions, and with safety as our top priority."



NASCAR changed the on-track schedule for Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as well.

Morning practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250 have been canceled.

The field for Saturday's scheduled Xfinity Series race will be set by the rule book, meaning Ryan Blaney will start out front if the race runs as scheduled at 3:00 p.m.

Rain washed out two scheduled Xfinity Series practices on Friday afternoon as well.

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