Rain strikes Blue-Emu 500 to Sunday after 40 laps – The Checkered Flag


Anybody up for a Sunday NASCAR Xfinity and Cup Sequence doubleheader?

After the Xfinity Sequence’ Prepare dinner Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway was postponed from Friday to Sunday on account of rain, the Cup Sequence’ Blue-Emu Most Ache Aid 500 on Saturday evening suffered the identical destiny. Whereas the Xfinity race lasted 91 of 250 laps earlier than the rain hit, the Cup occasion solely made it 41 of 500.

The Friday postponement prompted a lot concern from NASCAR for the Saturday race, particularly when the supposed 8 PM Jap begin was delayed. Within the meantime, Daniel Suárez, Tyler Reddick, Corey LaJoie, Justin Haley, and James Davison have been despatched to the rear with all however Reddick and Suárez failing pre-race inspection a number of instances. Suárez misplaced ten factors within the standings and crew chief Travis Mack as his automotive had ballasts put in outdoors of the accredited container; Jose Blasco-Figueroa took over as interim crew chief for the second time, the primary coming at Atlanta when Mack was suspended on account of a lug nut violation. Reddick was ordered to drop again for unapproved changes.

When a short window opened at 9 PM, NASCAR took benefit to start out the race, although a number of tempo laps have been run as jet dryers labored to dry pit highway. The race lastly started with Joey Logano main the sector to inexperienced, although Denny Hamlin took the spot on lap 4. William Byron moved as much as second 4 laps later, spending twenty laps chasing Hamlin earlier than starting a free fall down the working order.

Virtually as if Mom Nature was ready for an incident to happen to make her transfer, Davison was turned by Rick Ware Racing team-mate Cody Ware on lap 37 to deliver out a warning, which was downgraded to a pink flag on account of rain. Roughly forty minutes later, NASCAR referred to as the race and pushed it to Sunday at 4 PM Jap.

The Xfinity race will likely be at midday.

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