(AP Photo/Butch Dill)
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) William Byron and his fellow playoff contenders are getting an extra day of suspense at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR postponed the final two race stages until Monday after rain forced a halt moments after Byron won the first stage Sunday. It's the middle race of Round 2 in NASCAR's playoffs ahead of an elimination race at Kansas, making stakes high when they hit the track again.
Byron, who came in eighth in the standings, took the lead with three laps left in the first stage by passing Daniel Hemric. Three-time Talladega winner Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five. They were followed after Stage 1 by Kyle Larson, the only driver to have already secured a spot in the round of eight.