Cup race at Charlotte postponed to Sunday

CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR has postponed tonight’s Sprint Cup Series race in the Queen City.

The Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be run tomorrow at noon. The XFINITY race that was postponed from Friday to Sunday will run immediately following the conclusion of the Cup race.

The Cup race will be carried on NBC while the XFINITY race will be shown on NBCSN. Both will be carried by the Performance Racing Network.

A ticket for the Cup race will be honored for both events. A ticket for the XFINITY race will be honored for just the XFINITY race.

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The race weekend in Charlotte has been plagued with weather issues stemming from Hurricane Matthew as it batters the Eastern United States coastline.

NASCAR Executive Vice-President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell stated via Twitter that the reason for calling the race was, “Forecast changed late night/early morning w/rain lingering-tough call but made it early to avoid fans on road today-come out tomorrow!”

In addition to moving the XFINITY race from last night as was originally scheduled, it also wiped out two Cup practice sessions that were scheduled.

This is the second straight year that the Sprint Cup Chase race at Charlotte has been moved to Sunday afternoon because of rain.

The weather tomorrow is expected to be sunny, clear blue skies, temperatures in the low 70’s and zero percent chance of rain (Weather.com).

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