I told you the rain at Austin's World Endurance Championship race was bad. Now you can see just how bad it was.

When the race started around 5 p.m., it was sunny and hot, and aside from a few sprinkles during the grid walk it seemed as if the downpours that have plagued Austin over the last few days were gone for good.

That wasn't the case. This storm came out of nowhere, sending numerous cars off the road at Turn 12 and other spots.

The red flag has since been lifted and the safety car is gone, along with the daylight. We still have hours to go as these sports cars and prototypes charge through the darkness.