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Rain delays start of Gander Trucks championship race in Miami

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Rain delays start of Gander Trucks championship race in Miami

UPDATE: New green flag time is 9:40 p.m. ET.

Rain delayed the start of Friday’s championship race in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race was originally scheduled to get underway at 8:10 p.m. ET, but rain in the area of the 1.5-mile track caused the start to be delayed.

When the Ford EcoBoost 200 gets underway, defending champion Brett Moffitt will battle Ross Chastain, Matt Crafton and Stewart Friesen in the Championship 4. Coverage is on FS1, the FOX Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

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Rain moved into the South Florida area during the late afternoon Friday and cut short opening NASCAR Xfinity Series practice. On-and-off periods of rain continued leading to the cancellation of both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practices and Gander Trucks qualifying.

That forced the Gander Trucks lineup to be set by the NASCAR rule book, meaning Friesen will be on the pole and on the front row along with Christian Eckes. Meanwhile, Chastain will start third with fellow championship competitors Moffitt in fourth and Crafton in the ninth position.

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