The NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway has been delayed by rain.

Chase Elliott, last week’s winner at Talladega, won the pole and was scheduled to lead the field to green at 2:01 p.m. Sunday. Dover hasn’t held a Monday race since 2007.

Elliott topped the speed chart on a blistering qualifying session Friday and set a track record when he hit 165.960 mph. Elliott and William Byron made it a 1-2 front row for Hendrick Motorsports. The 23-year-old Elliott became the youngest pole winner at Dover.

The crew for Alex Bowman No. 88 push their car to the garage as rain falls before a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
The crew for Alex Bowman No. 88 push their car to the garage as rain falls before a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)

Jimmie Johnson holds the Dover record with 11 wins and he topped the final practice Saturday with a fast lap of 161.863 mph in the No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson, a seven-time NASCAR champion, is mired in the longest losing streak of his career dating to his June 4, 2017, victory at Dover.

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People walk in the garage area as rain falls before a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
People walk in the garage area as rain falls before a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
Tires are moved through the pit area as rain falls before a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
Tires are moved through the pit area as rain falls before a NASCAR Cup series auto race at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)

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