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The Backstretch Blog's Race Day: Rainy Days and Mondays

BRISTOL, TN - APRIL 15: Cars sit on pit lane in the rain prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 15, 2018 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

So here we are, back at it on a Monday. We almost, ALMOST, got an official race in on Sunday, but mother nature decided she wanted two races for one. So here we are.

My pick to win the race is among the many that will not be joining us on Monday. Still I feel good about the pick. The 12 car was the best car on the track until a couple of cars fighting to stay on the lead lap took him out.

Who the next best car after Blaney is, might be a little less clear. The 42 was up front and certainly looked strong when the rain started on Sunday. But the 11, 18 and 48 have each hand their moments of strength. Oh and today it's like 30 degrees colder than it was on Sunday, so a whole new group of cars could find new life today.

There will be 34 cars left in the race when the green flag drops. You can watch the continuation of the Food City 500 at 1pm on FOX Tri-Cities WEMT.

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