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Sights & Sounds: A soggy Michigan International Speedway

After a beautiful weekend at Michigan International Speedway, heavy clouds and misting rain greeted teams Sunday morning as they prepaed for the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

NASCAR's Air Titans have been on the track at Michigan International Speedway since 7:30 a.m. ET trying to dry the racing surface. 

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11 a.m. ET -- After a beautiful weekend at Michigan International Speedway, heavy clouds and misting rain greeted teams Sunday morning as they prepaed for the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. That has not stopped the teams from working hard in the garage and the drivers from taking part in their Sunday routine meeting with fans and sponsors. 

Pit crews are busy at work setting up the pit stalls, gluing lugnuts to the wheels and doing their best to keep them dry. 

Tents and tarps lined the Michigan International Speedway pit road as teams attempted to keep their tires dry from the rain. 

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Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 15 already suffered a flat tire this morning, luckily it was just on the team's pit box. 

A host of Michael Waltrip Racing crew members work together to change a tire on Clint Bowyer's pit box before Sunday's race. 

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Many teams pulled out the car covers as they pushed their cars through the NASCAR technical inspection line. 

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Teams wait in line as they go through NASCAR technical inspection at Michigan International Speedway. 

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Jeff Gordon's team was one of the many organization that was using clear plastic on the grille opening to prevent moisture from entering the engine compartment. 

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FOX Sports 1's Rutledge Wood is always a fan favorite in the garage, always taking time to say hello, sign an autograph or pose for a picture. 

Rutledge Wood poses for a picture with a fan prior to Sunday's NASCAR RaceDay show on FOX Sports 1. 

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11:15 a.m. ET -- The drivers are heading down the red carpet to the driver/crew chief meeting, signing autographs for fans along the way. 

11:30 a.m. ET -- Teams continue to push the cars through the NASCAR technical inspection process as the weather starts to clear up around Michigan International Speedway. 

Kyle Busch's No. 18 Toyota goes through part of NASCAR's technical inspection process.     

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Justin Allagier's team works on his No. 51 Chevrolet as part of the NASCAR technical inspection process. 

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Fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car always attracts a big crowd as it goes through the NASCAR technical inspection. 

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12:15 p.m. ET -- Ryan Truex's No. 83 Toyota sits on jacks, but Truex will not be behind the wheel on Sunday after a hard wreck in practice on Saturday. Suffering a concussion, Truex is at home resting as JJ Yeley will fill in for today's race. 

JJ Yeley will fill in for the injured Ryan Truex during Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. 

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