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Rain forces race to be pushed back to today

NASCAR drivers never got the chance to finally start their engines Sunday.

On-and-off rain caused a delay of more than six hours before a final burst dashed plans to run the Chase for the Sprint Cup kickoff at Chicagoland Speedway under the lights.

Weather permitting, the race will now start at noon today and will be televised on ESPN. Details on admission for Sunday's ticket holders had yet to be announced as of press time.

While frustrated, pole-sitter Matt Kenseth shrugged off the postponement.

"We are pretty well set," he said. "The car is on the line. A delay is no big deal. We might look at the temperature and readjust our tape or something...