Rain suspends Trucks at Kansas; to resume Monday.

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By NASCAR.COM
April 25, 2009
08:57 PM EDT

The O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway was suspended Saturday due to severe weather after 52 of the scheduled 167 laps. The race will resume at 11 a.m. ET Monday.

Mike Skinner held the lead on a restart brought out by the second caution involving Ricky Carmichaell when a light rain began and the radar showing heavy storms moving in.

After one caution for precipitation, it didn’t take long for the rain to pelt the track and as the fans headed for cover amid accompanying thunder and flashes of lightning, NASCAR red-flagged the race.

Kansas Speedway doesn’t have lights, and the impending darkness made it impossible to wait out the storms. The race started at 5:09 p.m. local time and was red-flagged at 5:55 p.m.

About 30 minutes after the race was called, tornado sirens went off at the track and a local TV station showed a twister on the ground to the southwest. Most of the fans had already left by then.

The race will resume where it left off, with Skinner out front followed by Brian Ickler, Matt Crafton, Ron Hornaday and Brian Scott. Hornaday began the race on the pole.

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~ por Mikel en 26 abril 2009.

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