Fort Worth, Texas (April 6) -- The weather in Texas has been questionable for this weekend's activities at Texas Motor Speedway. Friday's events went on as scheduled. This morning is a different story. As the Winston Cup teams prepared for the...
Fort Worth, Texas (April 6) -- The weather in Texas has been questionable for this weekend's activities at Texas Motor Speedway. Friday's events went on as scheduled. This morning is a different story.
As the Winston Cup teams prepared for the 10:30 am (EST) morning practice, the rains came, putting the session - and the 12:30 pm Happy Hour - on hold.
The track jet dryers were out in force at the start of the rain. The downpour was too heavy, however, and they lost the track. Officials have been watching the radar and believe that they might be able to start drying the track at approximately 1:00 pm. It might take several hours for the track to dry before on-track activities can proceed.
NASCAR officials will announce a new schedule. It is believed that the morning practice will be canceled in deference to the Busch Series race which was scheduled for 2:00 pm. The question will be whether they elect to still have the final Winston Cup practice after the Busch race.
The drivers of both series have already made comments on the track condition during earlier practice and qualifying due to the freshly paved track surface. The rain will wash off the rubber from the practice and qualifying sessions and create a green surface. This could change the set-up by the teams for race day for both series.
Jet dryers on track and Busch teams, drivers ready to roll.
The two scheduled practice sessions for Winston Cup have been officially cancelled. NASCAR spokesperson, Danielle Humphrey, announced that there will be no practice held tomorrow (Sunday) morning.
The track has been dried, cars are on the track, and the race is underway.