News Bristol weather forecast isn't promising for Sunday's scheduled Cup race

20:21  20 april  2017
20:21  20 april  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Rain postponed Bristol Motor Speedway's fall NASCAR Cup Series race last year and it appears weather will wreak havoc on the Tennessee track again this weekend. Forecasts predict rain this weekend, with the possibility of enough precipitation to force postponement of Sunday ' s Food City 500.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bristol Night Race was postponed from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon after rain halted the event after 48 laps. It was scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. Sunday , but again weather has pushed that green flag time back.

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Forecasts predict rain this weekend, with the possibility of enough precipitation to force postponement of Sunday's Food City 500.

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The heaviest of the rain is expected to move through the Smoky Mountains Saturday night into Sunday morning with lingering showers in the afternoon.

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Hourly weather for Bristol with a 5 to 10 day forecast , giving a look further ahead. 8°C 46°F. West North Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph. Sunday . Light Cloud.

Bristol weather forecast isn ' t promising for Sunday ' s scheduled Cup race . Joe Rodgers. This year's fall schedule at Charlotte with also include Cup Series qualifying held on Friday, Oct.

According to NASCAR weatherman Brian Neudorff, the odds of racing the Monster Energy Cup Series Food City 500 are around 40 to 50 percent with possible delays. His odds for Saturday's Xfinity Series race happening are 50 to 60 percent.

Last year at Bristol, Kevin Harvick led 128 laps to win the weather-delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race nearly 24 hours after it was scheduled to finish. Spotty showers in Bristol still dampened Sunday's running, forcing several cautions, but drivers managed to get all 500 laps in.

NASCAR is hoping the weather will cooperate this weekend but the governing body does have a new policy saying it can move the green flag up an hour in case of inclement weather.

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