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Weather plays havoc with NASCAR Schedule

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Organizers have spent almost a year preparing for this weekend’s scheduled races at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

The plan was to hold the races on dirt to add some added excitement to one of the sports’ fabled raceways. 23000 cubic yards of dirt were brought in to create an added twist for the drivers to contend with. The 28-degree banking was reduced to 19 degrees.

Then Mother Nature played her hand. Several inches of rain forced Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race to be postponed until first Sunday and now Monday.

Today’s Cup Series race is now scheduled for 3PM Monday. The truck series race is scheduled for 11AM.

Sullivan County, Tennessee remains under a flood warning as of mid-Sunday afternoon. It remains to be seen if the first Cup Series race since the 1970’s on dirt will actually occur.

Many including myself were looking forward to finding out who could conquer the track dubbed “the Last Great Coliseum”!

Now the question is will Mother Nature cooperate?

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