The ongoing 400-mile race is currently suspended. The cars completed a few warm-up laps before the rain came back and compelled them to return to the pit road.
Rain enveloped the area of Brooklyn, Mich., track on Sunday morning and continued to pepper the track with showers throughout the afternoon.
Christopher Bell, who won the pole in Saturday’s qualifying session, will lead the field to green when the race finally gets under way.
The pole is his second of the 2023 season, with both coming in his last four races. It’s also the sixth pole in the career of the driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota.
“I am extremely satisfied with my performance without a doubt. Saturday went quite smoothly,” Bell expressed. “During practice, the vehicle performed exceptionally well right from the start, displaying impressive speed and balance.”
At Michigan, the key is to ensure the car is both comfortable and balanced. This allows you to push yourself to the limit and generate the necessary speed for success at this track.
Ross Chastain will start in the second position, Ty Gibbs, Bell’s teammate at JGR, is in third place, Chris Buescher, the winner of last week’s race, will start in fourth place, and Martin Truex Jr., a driver for JGR, will begin in fifth place.
Joey Logano, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Elliott make up the remaining five drivers in the top-10 starting lineup.
With only four races left in the regular season, Truex continues to lead the series standings, maintaining a 39-point advantage over his teammate Denny Hamlin from JGR.
Michael McDowell still holds the 16th and final spot in the playoff field, 18 points ahead of rookie Gibbs.
Kevin Harvick emerged victorious in the previous edition of the Michigan race, triumphing over Bubba Wallace as he crossed the finish line.