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Start of Trucks race at Bristol under rain delay

Aug 20, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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Heavy rain showers coupled with occasional lightning are delaying Wednesday’s UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Fans have been asked to relocate under the grandstands to avoid lightning.

The scheduled 200-lap race was supposed to go green at around 8:30 pm ET, but the track on the border of the eastern part of Tennessee and Virginia is being pelted by rain.

NASCAR has the Air Titan track driers at the track to start the drying process once the rain stops.

We’ll continue to update the situation if conditions change.

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