Monday July 23rd, 2018 11:32AM

Rain postpones NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona to Saturday

By Brandon Reed Reporter

Even in the Sunshine State, you can’t outrun the rain.

Wet weather has postponed Friday night's running of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway to noon on Saturday.

The field had completed eight laps when the rain moved over the 2.5 mile super speedway.  After running four laps under caution, NASCAR officials red flagged the event and brought the field to pit road with 12 laps completed.

NASCAR attempted to dry the speedway with the use of the Air Titan Track Drying system, but the continued rain finally led race officials to postpone the event.

Blake Koch was the leader when the rains came, with Ben Kennedy in second, pole sitter Brennan Poole in third, Daniel Suarez in fourth and Daniel Hemric in fifth.

February Daytona winner Ryan Reed, Elliott Sadler, Erik Jones, Joey Logano and Ty Dillon rounded out the top ten.

WDUN will have live MRN Radio coverage of the ending of the race beginning at noon Saturday on 102.9 FM and streaming live.

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