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Rain Could Impact Sunday Night’s NASCAR Race at Bristol


For the first time ever, the NASCAR Cup Series will race on dirt under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway on Easter Sunday.

Well, that’s if Mother Nature cooperates.

Tonight’s Food City Dirt Race is scheduled to go green at 7:14 p.m. ET (FOX), but rain is expected to be in the area on Sunday night, which could impact the race.

As is typically the case, the timing of the rain is key in terms of running tonight’s Food City Dirt Race or, at the very least, getting to halfway which is when a NASCAR race is official.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at the updated NASCAR at Bristol weather forecast, including the chances that rain impacts Sunday night’s Food City Dirt Race.

NASCAR at Bristol Weather Forecast

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 60% chance of rain tonight in Bristol, but as I mentioned above, the timing is key.

The hourly breakdown shows just a 7% chance of rain at 7 p.m. ET, with the chance of precipitation increasing to 15% by 10 p.m. ET.

Based on those percentages, it does seem like NASCAR has a window to get in tonight’s Food City Dirt Race at Bristol.

However, there is certainly a chance of rain, and if it does happen to hit the track earlier, or heavier, than expected, tonight’s race could be impacted.

And if tonight’s Food City Dirt Race is ultimately postponed, there is an 80% chance of rain in Bristol on Monday, so NASCAR will likely do everything it can to get in an official race on Sunday night.

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