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Weather Updates: NASCAR Cup Series Grant Park 165 at Chicago

Grant Park 165 weather updates Rain Delay NASCAR Cup Series Street Race Chicago Street Course

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UPDATE 3: Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET

NASCAR has told teams that they anticipate a restart time of roughly 8:10 PM ET. Teams are drying off their cars, and track drying efforts are nearing a conclusion. This race is about to get restarted — for real this time.

UPDATE 2: Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 7:40 PM ET

Drivers had gotten strapped in and some drivers had re-fired their engines as another band of showers reached the Chicago Street Course. Heavy rain pounded Turn 11, which caused NASCAR to send track drying crews back on track.

The NASCAR tower instructed drivers to shut their engines off, and has told teams to put their car covers back on, but they told teams not to let the drivers leave their cars. NASCAR expects this to be a very quick halting of action.

Here is the current weather radar in Chicago:


UPDATE 1: Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 7:25 PM ET

The heaviest of rain on the radar has moved through the area, and NASCAR has called drivers back to their cars. NASCAR wants all drivers in their cars by 7:30 PM ET (6:30 PM local time). While the race isn’t quite ready to resume just yet, NASCAR wants the drivers in their cars for when the track is cleared enough to resume a wet-weather restart.


ORIGINAL STORY: Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 7:15 PM ET

After 25 laps were completed in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Grant Park 165 Street Race at Chicago, heavy rain, which led to deep puddles of standing water around the 2.14-mile street course, caused NASCAR to move the race to a red flag condition.

Prior to the red flag, Chase Briscoe had lost control in Turn 6 on Lap 25. Briscoe, who was running seventh at the time of his skid, slammed into the rear of fifth-place runner Shane van Gisbergen, which sent SVG hard into a concrete barrier. The damage sustained to SVG’s No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet Camaro ended his race.

Video: Shane van Gisbergen Done for Day After Crash in Rain Chase Briscoe

Moments later, the field was brought to pit road, and the race was put into a holding pattern.

NASCAR is using the Air Tundras to help corral the standing water around the course, but heavy rains are still falling in Grant Park, which will keep the race from resuming for now. At 6:45 PM ET, RaceWeather stated it’s expected that rain could continue to fall until possibly 7:45 PM ET, and lightning could also rear its ugly head as an obstacle to the race’s resumption.

When the race does go back to green, Ty Gibbs will be the leader of the race ahead of Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson, Zane Smith, and Tyler Reddick.

When the race resumes, NASCAR has indicated that the race will finish at 8:20 PM CT (9:20 PM ET).

*This story will be updated as more information becomes available with the rain delay, refresh for the latest updates.*

Here is the complete running order for when the race does resume:

PosNo.DriverLapsStatus
154Ty Gibbs25Running
220Christopher Bell25Running
35Kyle Larson25Running
471Zane Smith #25Running
545Tyler Reddick25Running
638Todd Gilliland25Running
742John Hunter Nemechek25Running
89Chase Elliott25Running
98Kyle Busch25Running
101Ross Chastain25Running
1113* AJ Allmendinger(i)25Running
1248Alex Bowman25Running
1315Kaz Grala #25Running
1447Ricky Stenhouse Jr.25Running
1511Denny Hamlin25Running
1660* Joey Hand25Running
1751Justin Haley25Running
186Brad Keselowski25Running
1917Chris Buescher25Running
2033* Austin Hill(i)25Running
213Austin Dillon25Running
2231Daniel Hemric25Running
2377Carson Hocevar #25Running
2410Noah Gragson25Running
2519Martin Truex Jr.25Running
2624William Byron25Running
2766* Josh Bilicki(i)25Running
2843Erik Jones25Running
2941Ryan Preece25Running
304Josh Berry #25Running
3112Ryan Blaney25Running
3234Michael McDowell25Running
332Austin Cindric25Running
3499Daniel Suarez25Running
357Corey LaJoie25Running
3614Chase Briscoe25Running
3723Bubba Wallace25Running
3821Harrison Burton25Running
3922Joey Logano25Running
4016Shane Van Gisbergen(i)24Out
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