Originally created 06/19/00

Rain, fog postpone race



Rain and fog at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., forced a postponement of Sunday's NASCAR Winston Cup Series race. The 500-mile main event was rescheduled for a 10 a.m. start today.

The delay pinched the entire racing community for time to travel and prepare for the Save Mart/Kragen 350K road course race Sunday at Sonoma, Calif. Not only does every team face a 500-mile race today, but each also must travel back to their shops tonight and leave hours later for the 50-hour drive to California.

Rusty Wallace will be on the pole at the start today after setting a track record lap of 171.625 mph in Friday's time trials.

NASCAR TRUCKS: No matter how many times the caution flag drew the field back together, Greg Biffle was determined not to let anyone steal a victory out from under him.

Biffle took the lead on lap 108 of 150 and held the lead through three restarts Saturday night to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' inaugural Kroger 225 at the new Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky.

The victory was Biffle's second straight and his third in the last four races.

Jack Sprague, the defending series champion, outraced Mike Wallace to the line for second. Sprague remained second in the standings, and Wallace held the No. 3 position.

The race was delayed twice by rain for a total of 93 minutes. Most of the 63,750 in attendance remained in their seats through a 62-minute delay midway through the race.