Rain pushes finish of Xfinity race at Martinsville to Sunday

Justin Allgaier, Harrison Burton
Posted at 8:01 AM, Apr 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-10 08:01:36-04

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway lasted 91 laps before rain that delayed the start returned midway through the second stage.

Brandon Jones was leading when the caution flag flew, and after two laps, it became a red flag as the cars were brought onto pit road and covered.

The rain came on and off, along with efforts to dry the track, but when the sky opened again just after midnight Saturday morning, eventually accompanied by thunder claps and flashes of lightning.

NASCAR postponed the conclusion until 12:25 p.m. Sunday.