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Live updates: Rain delays Charlotte NASCAR race start

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The Coca-Cola 600 has officially been postponed.

The NASCAR Cup Series’ biggest race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was postponed to 3pm Monday after rain on Sunday canceled all on-track activities. The last time North Carolina’s largest NASCAR race was held on a Monday was in 2009.

Coca-Cola 600 will continue to air on FOX.

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Gates open for fans at 9am on Monday. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race, which was postponed due to rain on Saturday, will take place at 11am and fans will be able to watch in FS1.

In a Twitter video at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, Charlotte Motor Speedway General Manager Greg Walker said fans with tickets to either race will be able to attend both the Xfinity and Cup races on Monday. said that he could enter the (This is a change from the policy the racecourse announced at 6:30 p.m. Now Xfinity does not require fans to leave the grandstand after the race.)

According to the release, fans with unscanned tickets for Xfinity Races or Cup Races will be eligible for tickets equal to or less than NASCAR or NTT IndyCar race tickets for other speedway motorsports during the next calendar year. It is said that tickets can be exchanged for the value of

For additional details, please visit: www.CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com.

Live updates from Charlotte Motor Speedway

6:30pm: It’s called race. see you tomorrow!

6:08 pm: The Air Titans went down to dry the highway pavement around 5:45pm and stayed on track as the rain eased. The fans cheered as they hit the track. We still have a long way to go before we race tonight. Note: The engine should have ignited about 8 minutes ago.

4:43 p.m.: message from Marcus SmithCEO of Speedway Motorsports, which owns the Charlotte Motor Speedway: “Weather update from (Charlotte Motor Speedway). There will be a shower of rain, then conditions will improve and the track will begin to dry, the start time is scheduled for 8:00pm to 8:30pm, no guarantees, but hopefully it will be right. we shall see.”

RELATED: The average time for NASCAR’s longest race is 4:33:56, according to the sanctioning body. Again, only half the race needs to be completed for it to be official. The 2022 Cork 600 is the longest in modern history at 5 hours 13 minutes.

4:27 pm: Realistically, the race is unlikely to start at the scheduled 6pm start time. It’s still raining and it usually takes 2-3 hours for the track to dry – that’s after it stops raining, but so far it’s not dry.” t.

The track and NASCAR have not announced a change to the start time, but unofficially they are considering a much later start time than 6pm if the race is held on Sunday. If not, it looks like it could start mid-afternoon Monday, but again nothing official.

4:17 pm: The Indy 500, which those around the course seem to consider a ‘warm-up’ to the Cork 600, ended in Indianapolis. The song was played on the big screen at Charlotte Motor Speedway and at various locations around the track. Joseph Newgarden was the Indy 500 winner. Whether that was the last big race in action this Sunday remains to be seen. Steady rain continues.

Fans walk through the garage area in the rain before the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.Jim Dedmon USA Today Network

At the Indy 500, I had a terrifying moment when a tire came off the wheel tether and went completely off the track. Luckily, I hit a parked car without jumping into the stands. No one was injured.

4:06pm: Brad Keselowski and RFK Racing announced Sunday a partnership with the Blue Forge Alliance, a non-profit integrator of the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base Program. BuildSubmarines.com will be featured as a key partner for RFK’s two Cup cars with 10 races this year and 18 next season.

4pm: Even sadder, the Doobie Brothers’ pre-race concert was canceled due to weather safety concerns. A racecourse spokesperson said in a statement that fans who purchase TrackPass upgrades will receive credit for future TrackPasses. Charlotte Motor Speedway staff also said: Our goal is to give it our all for tonight’s race! ”

3:54 pm: When will the start time of the race be decided? It’s hard to say.

NASCAR generally does not request a postponement well past the original start time of a race when dry weather is likely to appear. Case in point: The sanctioning body lasted until 3:47 pm yesterday, hours after its scheduled 12:00 pm start time. Officially postponed the Xfinity series Race until noon on Monday. (Having said that, Race at Dover postponed 11 a.m., hours later Before It’s worth noting that rescheduling this big race isn’t the easiest undertaking due to TV mandates, especially since the aforementioned Xfinity Series races also have to be taken into account. A Monday doubleheader is certainly possible. It’s also worth noting that only half of the races need to be completed to be “official”.

A crew shelters from the drizzle and cold at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Jim Dedmon Jim Dedmon – USA TODAY Sports

3:34 pm: It started raining on the sidewalks of the Charlotte Motor Speedway just after 10am on Saturday and hasn’t stopped since. In fact, it’s only escalating. Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race is scheduled to start just after 6 p.m., but an on-time start will require several hours of AirTitan track drying and several hours of no rain. Sunday’s weather forecast doesn’t look interesting. Local forecast calls for continued rain until around 9pm (after which there will be brief showers) If When the weather clears up, we’re going to need a 600-mile race. ) may have a long day ahead!

Here’s an insightful look at radar from WCNC Meteorologist Brad Panovich.

How to watch NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600

  • Race: coca cola 600
  • place: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • date: Monday, May 29th
  • time: 3:00 p.m. ET
  • wallet: $9,421,275
  • tv set: fox
  • wireless: PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
  • distance: 600 miles (400 laps)
  • stage: Stage 1 (100 laps completed), Stage 2 (200 laps completed), Stage 3 (300 laps completed), Final Stage (400 laps completed)

This story was first published May 28, 2023 at 3:36 p.m.

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