Axalta 400 Sprint Cup race at Pocono postponed until Monday

Jet dryers at Pocono Raceway faced impossible odds to dry to 2.5-mile track on Sunday because of persistent rain and heavy fog.

It’s official: The Axalta We Paint Winners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway will take place on Monday.

With the rainout, the race is now scheduled for noon ET on FS1.

Dismal conditions throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania led to the postponement as a combination of heavy mist, dense fog and a worsening forecast made racing impossible.

Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano qualified 1-2 and will start Monday’s race from the front row in their Fords.

Row 2 will be the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Matt Kenseth, flanked by 2014 Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick in a Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.

Carl Edwards qualified fifth in a second JGR Toyota, with three-time series champ Tony Stewart starting sixth after his best qualifying effort of the year.