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Storms postpone the NASCAR race on Saturday night at the Daytona International Speedway



By Renee Duff AccuWeather Meteorologist
06th July 2019, 20:28:11 EDT

After rain and thunderstorms delayed the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona Beach, Florida on Friday night, similar weather conditions raised problems for the coke on Zero Sugar 400 am Saturday night.

Friday night's race was delayed by more than two hours as stormy weather swept through the area.

Daytona International Airport received 1.75 inches of rain for the day.

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"Showers and thunderstorms have come close." According to Alan Reppert, Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather, these storms will last until the early hours of Saturday.

Approximately at 6:40 pm EDT, the Daytona International Speedway delayed the race due to thunderstorms and broadcast the update a little less than an hour before the start of the race, and nearly two hours later the race at 13.00 on Sunday ve rschoben. EDT .

However, it is possible that tomorrow at this time another thunderstorm will invade the area and cause further delays.

The storms will be slow moving and could lead to delays again on Sunday, "said Reppert.

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Each storm will produce dangerous lightning strikes, causing spectators to falter [19659006] Staying in the stands or under trees and canopies is a dangerous place during a thunderstorm.

"A closed metal vehicle with a fixed top can be a safe place to avoid being struck by lightning ", says AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.


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This is the second week in a row that the weather has hit the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. English: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art…1007 & lang = en. German: emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/art…1007 & lang = DE In a summer race, tropical humidity will make it more active this Saturday than usual "

According to Reppert in the mid-1970s AccuWeather RealFeel® The temperature is between the mid and high 80s.

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