NASCAR pit crews of yesteryear consisted of team mechanics and floor sweepers. And now? Highly trained athletes are the norm for today's over-the-wall gang.
Sure, NASCAR could have tried to wait out the rain and open the Chase on Sunday night at Chicagoland, but with no guarantees, postponing it to Monday was the right call.
As much as Rick Hendrick wanted to be a part of Jimmie Johnson's record-breaking run on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his family's needs were more important.