The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been postponed due to heavy rain and will now take place on Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET. This will be part of a Memorial Day double-header of NASCAR racing, following the Xfinity Series race scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET. The last time the Coca-Cola 600 was run on Memorial Day afternoon was in 2009, and this will be only the second time in the last 30 years that the race will be run in the daytime. William Byron is on the pole, and television coverage will be on Fox and streaming on fuboTV.
The Coca-Cola 600, one of the most prestigious events in the NASCAR calendar, has been postponed due to heavy rain at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race has been rescheduled for Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET, where it will headline a Memorial Day double-header of NASCAR racing, following the Xfinity Series race which is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET. Fans who were eagerly anticipating the race will have to wait a little longer, but the safety of the drivers and the spectators is of utmost importance.
This is not the first time that the Coca-Cola 600 has been impacted by inclement weather. In 2009, heavy rain forced the race to run on Memorial Day afternoon, and David Reutimann emerged as the winner. His team gambled on further rain arriving and ending the race, leaving him out on a cycle of pit stops before rain ended the race at lap 227. This year, the forecast for Monday afternoon calls for cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 60s and a 24% chance of rain.
It is worth noting that this will be only the second time that the Coca-Cola 600 has been run in the daytime in the last 30 years. The last time the race was a true daytime event was 1992, when Dale Earnhardt earned his second of three wins in this race. The change in schedule could potentially impact the strategies of the drivers and teams, as they will have to adjust to the different track conditions and visibility.
William Byron, who has three wins in 2023 including the most recent points-paying race at Darlington, is on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. Defending champion Denny Hamlin starts fourth, and both drivers will be looking to make the most of the opportunity to shine on the big stage.
The Coca-Cola 600 is a major event for NASCAR and attracts fans from all over the country. The decision to postpone the race was not taken lightly, but it was necessary to ensure the safety of everyone involved. The good news is that fans will still be able to enjoy the race on Monday afternoon, and television coverage will be on Fox and streaming on fuboTV (try for free).
As the anticipation builds up for the Coca-Cola 600, fans will be hoping for an exciting race that lives up to the high standards of this iconic event. The drivers will have to deal with the pressure of performing under the spotlight, but they are all seasoned professionals who know what it takes to win. The weather might have delayed the race, but it has not dampened the spirits of the fans who are eagerly waiting for the action to begin.
To draw things to a close, the Coca-Cola 600 has been postponed due to heavy rain, and will now be held on Monday afternoon as part of a Memorial Day double-header of NASCAR racing. This is not the first time that the race has been impacted by inclement weather, but the safety of the drivers and the spectators is always the top priority. Fans can still enjoy the race on television or streaming, and they will be hoping for an exciting event that lives up to the high standards of this iconic event.
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