Rain raised his head in the final stages of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The red flag came out for the weather on lap 172, before a big downpour hit the 1.5-mile track and caused a delay of one hour, one minute and 12 seconds. The television broadcast of the race finished moving from FS1 to FS2. Weather had played a role at the start of the race and issued a warning on lap 125.
At the time of the Red Flag, Brad Keselowski became the leader, according to NASCAR Timing & Scoring, followed by Daniel Hemric. Kyle Busch won the first two stages and led 93 laps. However, there were a plethora of precautions that drove the drivers to different strategies and traffic, and Busch cut off the grass and turned and glided on Chase Briscoe on lap 1
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A mechanical matter derailed Chase Elliott's day shortly in the final phase. Elliott fills for locked Spencer Gallagher in five races for GMS Racing, starting with the race on Saturday in Charlotte.
Rain canceled the opening of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday as the teams prepared for the tradition of Memorial Day on Sunday, the Coca-Cola 600 (6pm ET) , FOX). The session should begin at 9:05 am CET and run for 50 minutes. The schedule for the day was adjusted to postpone the Xfinity Series qualifying to 10:20 ET, with the final Monster Energy Series training starting shortly after 11AM ET and taking about an hour.
NASCAR has 12 Toyota Tundra Belt Dryers. 13 jet dryers, three vacuum cleaners (two track vacuum cleaners, 1 Elgin sweeper) and two tractor brooms available for the track-drying efforts.
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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, today's predictions for Concord, North Carolina, include scattered showers and thunderstorms, mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Precipitation probability is 50%.