NASCAR Monster Energy Cup driver Martin Truex Jr.'s team covers his car during a rain delay during the 1000Bulbs.com 500 Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in Eastaboga, AL. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)

TALLADEGA — So, why did they just race earlier in the day?

It seems to make so much sense. By starting the 1000bulbs.com 500 at 1 p.m. Sunday, NASCAR ran the risk of rain interrupting the race. Sure enough, bad weather came at 1:58 p.m., pushing drivers from the track at Talladega Superspeedway. At 3:33 p.m., NASCAR officials announced the race will be postponed to Monday at 1 p.m.

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