CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – The rain threw a wrench into plans for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After delaying the race, NASCAR announced that the race would be postponed until Monday (3 p.m., Fox Charlotte).
The Coke 600 was originally set to start on Sunday at 6 p.m.
The Doobie Brothers’ prerace concert set for Sunday was also canceled.
Eleven machines were brought in by NASCAR this weekend in an attempt to dry the track. “The jet dryer is a down-draft machine,” said Jonathan Coleman of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. “That basically is a jet engine pushing air but also heat into the racetrack to help dry.”
Fans traveled for Sunday’s sold-out race from across the country including 18 foreign countries including Australia, Tanzania, and the Czech Republic, according to Speedway officials.
The rain was expected to move out by Memorial Day Monday.
Charlotte Sports Live sat down with Alan Cavanna from NASCAR.com:
Chase Elliot discusses his hopes for the race and coming back from a snowboarding accident:
Corey LaJoie reminisces on his time growing up around the track:
Kyle Larson talks about getting into the right mindset for racing and Brad Keselowski tells us why you shouldn’t listen to him:
Kevin Harvick reflects on his career and being named one of NASCAR’s 75 greatest drivers:
Tyler Reddick discusses trying new things and working around the rain: