Watch: Heavy Rain In Charlotte Forces NASCAR to Postpone the Upcoming Races at Bristol

Published 05/28/2020, 7:26 AM EDT


Heavy Downpour wipes out the Cup Series race on Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. However, it gives a small break to NASCAR teams burdened by a difficult come back to racing.

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The race will now run on Thursday night at 7:00 PM. And it will force NASCAR to move the Xfinity Series race planned for Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Xfinity race will now run on Monday after Sunday night’s Cup Series race, The Food City 500.

NBC Sports Journalist Dustin Long posts a video of the current weather situation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Xfinity Series race will rather be run Monday night, a day after the Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR’s first wave of races in quite a while rebound totaled seven national occasions more than 11 days. The second back to back Wednesday night race would have been the fourth for the world-class Cup Series since May 17. That length included Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600, which went to 607.5 miles in extra time and was the longest occasion in NASCAR history.

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However, The downpour will provide an extra day of rest to the drivers. Especially to Kyle Busch and Timmy Hill, who are running each one of the seven races.

Jimmie Johnson will start at the last spot in Thursday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race

The starting lineup for the subsequent Cup race at Charlotte this week was set dependent on the completing request of the Coca-Cola 600. However, The grid was reversed for the upcoming race. Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron and Alex Bowman will begin from the pole. While Coca-Cola 600 champ Brad Keselowski will begin twentieth.

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Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will begin last since his vehicle was excluded in post-race assessment after he completed second.

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Mrinal Kuniyal

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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