SES: Myrtle Beach: Weather postpones race

Inclement Weather Postpontes Nascar Southeast Series Race at Myrtle Beach Speedway Until August 7 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 17, 2004) -- It was going to be a night of fireworks out on the race track for the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, ...

Inclement Weather Postpontes Nascar Southeast Series Race at Myrtle Beach Speedway Until August 7

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (July 17, 2004) -- It was going to be a night of fireworks out on the race track for the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division, Southeast Series on Saturday night at Myrtle Beach Speedway. Unfortunately, though, inclement weather hit the area just prior to the start of the AutoZone 150 to cause the event to be postponed until Saturday, August 7.

The Southeast Series drivers were ready and in their cars making pace laps preparing to take the green flag when showers started to fall. Those showers turned into a steady rain that never ceased, forcing officials to postpone the race until the early August date.

Saturday night's race was slated to be a great show for the Southeast Series at the famed .538-mile Myrtle Beach track, but rain showers hit the area at just the wrong time for the crowd of race fans in attendance. In fact, rain showers hit the area earlier in the day and forced the cancellation of qualifying. That set the stage for current Southeast Series point leader Jeff Fultz to grab the top starting slot alongside fellow driver J.R. Norris in second. Erik Darnell was slated to start third, Jason Hogan fourth and Kevin Prince in fifth.

After the first eight race of the 2004 Southeast Series season, Fultz holds a slim 32-point lead in the championship standings over Norris who is having a tremendous rookie season. Norris is only two points ahead of Darnell who sits third, while Hogan is well within striking distance in fourth.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jeff Fultz , Erik Darnell , J.R. Norris