NASCAR Race Weather Updates: Forecast Rain Postpones Bristol Dirt Race to Monday
A weekend cleanup delayed plans for a historic dirt race at NASCAR’s Bristol Motor Speedway Cup Series.
After the rains canceled Saturday’s qualifiers, more worrying weather in Sunday’s race forecast forced NASCAR to move its intentions to Monday with the start of the Cup Series race at 4pm on ET.
NEW: Today the NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series races have been postponed @BMSupdates.
16:00 ET: Food City Dirt Race (FOX)
12:00 ET: Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt (FS1) pic.twitter.com/VR5Vu5EVMw
– NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 28, 2021
NASCAR said it has decided to postpone the race “due to the night weather and Sullivan County flood warnings and safety issues.”
Rain returned to the track after storms on Saturday after NASCAR forced the cancellation of the Cup and Truck qualifying races and delayed the main race of the Truck Series. The trucks ran a few heat races before the track became muddy on the track.
Next, NASCAR decided to cancel the heat races and postpone the Truck and Cup races for a moment and a look at what we have for Monday.
NASCAR race weather updates
SUNDAY, MARCH 27:
Race conditions NASCAR is expected to be good enough to start the race on Monday.
Many ask you “will they race Monday (tomorrow)” honestly @RaceWeather & I’s view is dry and good weather for racing – the problem is the surface of flooding and dirt. That’s beyond the weather specialization – if they are safe and ready they will race tomorrow
– Brian Neudorff (@NASCAR_WXMAN) March 28, 2021
The National Weather Service Bristol has more bad news ahead of Sunday:
Rain showers before noon, followed by showers. Some storms can be serious. Foggy fog from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Maximum around 66. The southwest wind is between 10-15 mph and gusts up to 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall can range from 1 to 2 inches. Sunday Night: 30% chance of showers, especially before 7 p.m. Clouds. A few clouds. 34. around. Minimum: Northwest wind 10-15 mph, and wind gusts 20 mph.
The green flag for the Cup Series race is scheduled for ET at 4pm and the green flag for the re-scheduled Truck Series race is set for 9:00 pm ET. The previous forecast does not provide a realistic start time. It raises the possibility of a double Monday, when clear conditions are expected.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26: The weather remained harsh around NASCAR after the races were canceled on Saturday night.
The radar painted a gloomy picture after the truck ordered it off the track.
NASCAR canceled the heat races and delayed the main ET truck at 6 p.m.
Saturday was always a thunderstorm and hail turning into a track.