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Those of you who’ve been to Bristol Motor Speedway know that there’s a creek that runs around 3/4 of the property and that it’s notorious for spilling over its banks. That’s exactly what the situation at the track was this morning. Not only did the creek spill over, it flooded out campers and retailers who had set up around the track for this weekend’s dirt race. The race has since been postponed to Monday when NASCAR will run its truck race at Noon ET and then the Cup race at 4.
“The announcement follows the cancellation of the majority of Saturday night’s activities in which both the Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series fields were to set their lineups by qualifying races, followed by the Truck Series feature race. The Truck Series race, in which several Cup stars are entered, was initially rescheduled to 9 p.m. ET on Sunday night. It will now be run Monday at noon ET on FS1 with coverage also on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio,” NASCAR said in a statement.
With two days of racing canceled, Bristol will work with those fans who stay for Monday’s racing. Fox Sports NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass tweeted Sunday that fans who had Saturday-only tickets will be encouraged to stay for the 4 p.m. Cup race. “Natl Weather Service forecast for Bristol on Monday is temps in the 40s in the mornings and 50s in the afternoon. Less than 10% chance of rain. Virtually no cloud cover. Wind 1-6mph,” Pockrass tweeted.
Just how much rain fell in the area? Let’s take a look at the results:
Here’s how it currently looks at Bristol Motor Speedway. If you were driving up to the race this morning, I’d just wait.
Pit exit on the back stretch. pic.twitter.com/vk7TbbUnKn
— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) March 28, 2021