By Bob Priddy, Contributing editor
(NASCAR)—Rain washed out NASCAR’s race at Bristol Sunday. Officials are hoping for clear skies at noon Monday for the drop of the green flag.
Rain washed out qualifying so points leader Kyle Larson will start from the pole with Chase Elliott on the outside.  It’s a 500-lapper on the .533 mile track that has been hosting NASCAR races since 1961.
Matt Kenseth has run more races at Bristol than any active driver—34 of them (Richard Petty holds the record with 60).  This will be the 31st start at Bristol for Ryan Newman. No active driver has started more races there without getting a win.  Columbia’s Carl Edwards won the spring race there last year.
Kenseth’s future is a matter of some speculation.  He’s 45, which some view as getting a little long in the tooth in an intensely competitive sport that has an increasing number of 20-somethings challenging the veterans. …

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