After long hours of waiting due to the most capricious weather, NASCAR has decided to postpone the end of the XFINITY race to Sunday noon.
The rain had delayed the start of the seventh lift of the season by some ten minutes, but the conditions worsened in the middle of the evening. NASCAR has chosen to wait as long as possible, but shortly after midnight local time, it announces the postponement of the end of the race.
The end of the race will take place not on Saturday, but on Sunday from noon local time, 6:00 p.m. in France. Brandon Jones is in the lead ahead of Josh Berry, Daniel Hemric, Brett Moffitt and Jeb Burton for the top 5. Ryan Sieg, Harrison Burton, Austin Cindric, Noah Gragson and Justin Allgaier are in the top 10 after 91 of the 250 laps covered.
Now in NASCAR for a race to be permanently interrupted due to weather conditions, you must have completed more than half of the race, or the first two segments. It is the event which occurs first, which is authentic. In this case for this Martinsville race in XFINITY you have to have completed 126 of the 250 laps.
Weather forecasts suggest a similar situation for the Cup race this Saturday evening. The green flag is, scheduled for 8 p.m. local time, 2 a.m. Sunday in France.