NASCAR Cup Series Allies 400 returns after delay of more than two to three hours

NASCAR Cup Series Allies 400 returns after delay of more than two to three hours

The first lightning strike of the day hit within seven miles of the track around 4:34 p.m., causing the race's first delay of the game. 

A second strike hit within eight miles at 4:53 p.m., extending the delay. The race initially resumed at 5:34 p.m. following a delay of one hour and four minutes.

Denny Hamlin led through 41 laps before the first delay and held the lead going into the second delay after 139 laps.  

he race could count as complete after 151 laps, though that threshold has not yet been met.  Hamlin won the qualifying round on Saturday.

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The delay comes on the third day of racing at Nashville Superspeedway this week, following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Friday and the the Xfinity Series on Saturday.