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NASCAR race PPD at Kentucky; will race Sun.

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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Rain Saturday night forced NASCAR to postpone the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway until Sunday.

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The 400-mile event was rescheduled for Sunday at noon.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start on the pole in a Chevy alongside Carl Edwards' Ford.

It was the circuit's first postponement since last year's season-opening Daytona 500. The marquee event ran the following night for the first time in its history.

Sunday's rescheduling creates the first day Cup race for the 1.5-mile oval after two events at night.

Showers were forecast all day around the state, which arrived around mid-afternoon with a heavy downpour followed by sporadic rain. NASCAR delayed the start and held out hope for a late start with jet driers on the track, but another band of rain led officials to postpone the race just after 9 p.m.

``We knew it would be touch-and-go and from early in the morning we were tracking the weather,'' NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said. ``We dispatched the driers and they stayed out ahead of it, but the weather cells never did move out of the area and they looked like they would linger.

``It's a 90-minute to two-hour window with the best of conditions, and once it reached around 9 p.m. and it was still raining and in the forecast, we made the decision we thought was best.''

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