The NASCAR Cup Sequence‘ YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway has been postponed to Monday. Sunday’s events easiest included pre-slump ceremonies and a handful of laps at the abet of the tempo automotive sooner than rain compelled the delay.
The Xfinity and Camping World Truck Sequence held their races on Saturday with none weather issues, despite the indisputable truth that the previous—who raced after the latter—had its match shortened due to the darkness as Talladega does no longer delight in lights. Mother Nature became once no longer as excellent for the Cup Sequence as rain fell on the discover at some level of Sunday morning.
Though NASCAR attempted to discover pre-slump festivities and a few laps in, they would per chance easiest turn two tempo laps sooner than calling it a day. The slump will now open on Monday at 1 PM Eastern (6 PM/1800 BST). Alternatively, many delight in raised issues about the weather later within the week as rain is anticipated to proceed falling unless Thursday, in conjunction with the risk of thunderstorms.
While NASCAR has raced as leisurely as Wednesday within the previous (most infamously with the 2020 fall Texas slump that became once planned for Sunday sooner than ending on Wednesday), the sanctioning body can no longer push a slump too far without doubtlessly interfering with the subsequent date. Subsequent Sunday’s slump is at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, the set many groups are already headquartered which would possibly provide some respiration room, despite the indisputable truth that NASCAR would obviously defend with regards to steer sure of such a contingency conception.
In incompatibility to the slew of delays in 2020, here’s easiest the fourth postponement within the Cup Sequence in 2021. After the season-opening Daytona 500, completely different circumstances came at Bristol Grime in March and Martinsville in April. Curiously, every postponed slump this season delight in approach at either a superspeedway or a short discover (despite the indisputable truth that Bristol can be categorized as a mud discover in this case).
Denny Hamlin will open Talladega on the pole.