Among the various storylines accompanying Sunday’s NASCAR playoff race at Charlotte is the likelihood of rain and lightning, which might add a twist to an occasion that may trim the postseason subject from 12 to eight.
Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Clint Bowyer and Aric Almirola doubtless want a victory on the ROVAL course to advance to the subsequent spherical. Inclement climate circumstances for the competitors may present the kind of chaos they should get that carried out.
Just have a look at how Saturday’s Xfinity Series race ended on the identical venue:
While some rain is OK for racing Sunday, lightning would immediate an computerized delay of no less than half-hour, in line with NASCAR. Fans have witnessed that rule go into impact a number of instances within the 2020 season.
So it is essential to control reside forecasts all through the morning and into the early afternoon. The competitors is meant to start at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Below are the most recent climate updates for the Charlotte space on Sunday as NASCAR tries to get via its remaining Round of 12 playoff race by the top of the weekend.
NASCAR race climate updates for Charlotte ROVAL
Heading into Sunday, the forecast for Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., indicated an 80 % likelihood of rain and doable afternoon thunderstorms. The Bank of America ROVAL 400 is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET. Infield lights have been put in on the venue, which means the race might end at evening if it encounters lightning delays.
NASCAR is letting drivers use rain tires if wanted, anticipating runs via gentle to delicate rains.
This submit will carry reside climate updates for the Cup Series race beginning a few hours earlier than its scheduled begin time.
What time does the NASCAR race begin right now?
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
- Start time: 2:30 p.m. ET
- TV channel: NBC
NASCAR beginning lineup for ROVAL course
|Starting spot||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Denny Hamlin (P)||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Chase Elliott (P)||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||Brad Keselowski (P)||2||Team Penske|
|4||Kevin Harvick (P)||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Alex Bowman (P)||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Austin Dillon (P)||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|7||Martin Truex Jr. (P)||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||Joey Logano (P)||22||Team Penske|
|9||Kyle Busch (P)||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Kurt Busch (P)||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|11||Clint Bowyer (P)||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Aric Almirola (P)||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|13||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|14||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|15||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|16||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|17||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|18||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daughtery Racing|
|19||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|20||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|21||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|22||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|23||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|24||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|25||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|26||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|27||Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Business Management|
|28||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|29||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|30||Jimmy Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|31||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|32||Corey LaJoie||32||Go Fas Racing|
|33||JJ Yeley||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|34||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|35||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Family Racing|
|36||Gray Gaulding||127||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||James Davison||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daughtery Racing|
(P) Playoff driver.