NASCAR Cup Series regular-season Finale Postponed

The final race of the NASCAR Cup Series regular season, which was supposed to take place at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, has been postponed because of rain.

The race will now take place on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET on CNBC, Peacock, the NBC Sports App, MRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Lightning and storms in the late afternoon on Saturday delayed the opening of the Cup Series garage before the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

Wet weather didn't go away, so the green flag at the 2.5-mile Florida track didn't go up at 7:46 p.m. ET as planned.

When the race does start, Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott, who both drive for Hendrick Motorsports, will share the front row at the front of the field of 37 cars.

Friday's qualifying session didn't happen either.

The NASCAR Rule Book was used to set the field. Larson and Elliott were ranked first and second in the performance metrics formula.

This year, there are 36 events, and the 400-miler is the 26th one.

The last race will decide which 16 drivers will be on the grid for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

Fourteen of the drivers who are eligible have already won, leaving two spots open.