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NASCAR Truck race postponed until Sunday

June 16, 2019 GMT
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Storms clouds move in over the track before a NASCAR Truck Series auto race, Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Storms clouds move in over the track before a NASCAR Truck Series auto race, Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The NASCAR Truck series race at Iowa Speedway has been postponed until Sunday because of inclement weather.

The sport’s organizing body made the call Saturday after repeated thunderstorms and lightning strikes in central Iowa left the short track too soaked for racing.

Qualifying was canceled as well, so the field for Sunday’s start will be set by owner’s points. Sixteen-year-old Chandler Smith will start from the pole in his series debut in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 truck, followed by Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen and Matt Crafton.

Sunday’s race will start at 11 a.m., followed by an Xfinity race at 4:30 p.m.

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