The Duck Commander 500 was slated for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, but heavy rainfall into the early afternoon delayed that plan. The new green flag start time is noon ET on Monday (televised on FOX).
04/06/14 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers say knowing well in advance that you're going to be in an extended rain delay on race day doesn't make the news any better.
But since Texas Motor Speedway's current weather postponement — green flag is currently on hold — is the fourth of the season's first seven races, drivers say they are getting used to devising creative ways to pass time. Or not-so-creative ways.
While Kyle and Samantha Busch tried to figure out a way to work in a workout, food and television were more likely outlets in the garage.
Furniture Row Racing's Martin Truex Jr. snacked on tacos and watched a movie. Kyle Larson went to Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s motorcoach to watch supercross and Formula One races with Stenhouse and Danica Patrick.
"I'm eating a big tray of leftover nachos," said JTG Daugherty Racing's AJ Allmendinger, who said he was trying to stay patient, but especially eager to get on track this weekend.
"It is what it is, and we just have wait it out," said Allmendinger, who's coming off a pair of top-11 finishes.
"The hardest thing for us was we struggled yesterday (in qualifying), just didn't have the speed and now the track conditions are completely different so we want to see what we have."