A weekend washout postponed NASCAR’s plans for a historic Cup Sequence grime race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
After rain canceled Saturday’s qualifying, extra ominous climate within the forecast for Sunday’s race pressured NASCAR to maneuver its plans to Monday with the Cup Sequence race now scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET.
NEWS: At this time’s NASCAR Cup Sequence and Tenting World Truck Sequence races have been postponed at @BMSupdates.
Schedule for Monday:
4 PM ET: Meals Metropolis Dust Race (FOX)
12 PM ET: Pinty’s Truck Race on Dust (FS1) pic.twitter.com/VR5Vu5EVMw
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 28, 2021
NASCAR stated it determined to postpone the races “attributable to in a single day climate and forecast (and) the Sullivan Co. flood warnings and security considerations.”
Rain is predicted to return to the monitor after storms Saturday pressured NASCAR to cancel Cup and Truck sequence qualifying races and postpone the Truck Sequence fundamental race. The vans managed just a few laps of warmth racing earlier than the monitor changed into a muddy mess.
Under are the moments that led to NASCAR’s determination to cancel the warmth races and postpone the Truck and Cup races, and a have a look at what’s forward for Monday.
NASCAR race climate updates
SUNDAY, MARCH 27: The Nationwide Climate Service has extra unhealthy information for Bristol:
Showers and thunderstorms earlier than midday, then showers probably. Among the storms may very well be extreme. Patchy fog between 10am and 11am. Excessive close to 66. Southwest wind 10 to fifteen mph, with gusts as excessive as 25 mph. Likelihood of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation quantities between 1 and a pair of inches attainable. Sunday Evening: A 30 p.c probability of showers, primarily earlier than 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low round 34. Northwest wind 10 to fifteen mph, with gusts as excessive as 20 mph.
The inexperienced flag for the Cup Sequence race is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET and the inexperienced flag for the rescheduled Truck Sequence race is ready for about 9 p.m. ET. The above forecast makes neither begin time look real looking. It raises the opportunity of a doubleheader Monday, when clear circumstances are anticipated.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26: Extreme climate remained within the space after NASCAR known as off racing Saturday night time.
The radar painted a depressing image after the vans had been ordered off the monitor.
NASCAR canceled the warmth races and postponed the truck fundamental at 6 p.m. ET.
There was all the time a risk Saturday of thunderstorms and hail turning the monitor into muck.