Rain has forced NASCAR officials to postpone round 26 of the Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta until Tuesday morning.
Following two days of dry weather at the venue, fears of Tropical Storm Lee bringing proceedings to a halt on race day materialised a few hours before the event. Despite the rain stopping momentarily and officials hoping to roll the cars on the track shortly before 10pm, their hopes were shortlived as rain returned with a vengeance around 9:20pm.
Heavy rain and severe weather is expected for Monday, which is Labour Day holiday in the US, and thus officials have rescheduled the race for Tuesday at 11am Eastern Time, although forecasts show more than 50 per cent chance of rain.
The race is the penultimate event ahead of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series, with six spots still up for grabs into the championship play-off.