For the second consecutive day, Mother Nature won at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After persistent rain just would not relent on Sunday afternoon, NASCAR had to make the call to postpone the Coca-Cola 600 until Monday, May 29th. The race will now move to 3:00 PM ET and television coverage of the Coca-Cola 600 will remain on FOX.
The radio broadcast for the Coca-Cola 600 will also remain on PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
When the green flag is dropped on Monday afternoon, William Byron will lead the field to the start-finish line. Byron inherited the pole position by way of the NASCAR Rule Book after practice and qualifying were washed out on Saturday.
NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway had hoped for a window to dry the track around 6:00 PM ET on Sunday, however, that simply never materialized.
The rain had calmed to a slow mist at one point, and NASCAR deployed the Air Titans and jet dryers in an effort to keep the track as ready as possible for when the weather finally calmed. It never did, and the call to move the race to Monday was made.
Gates at Charlotte Motor Speedway will open to fans at 9:00 AM ET on Monday, and prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600, the NASCAR Xfinity Series will contest its Alsco Uniforms 300. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race, which was originally scheduled for Saturday at Noon ET, will now run Monday at 11:00 AM ET.
Television coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 300 will be provided by FS1, and that race will also be presented on radio by PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
The forecast for Monday looks much more favorable, as there is expected to be no rain in the Concord, North Carolina area after 1 AM ET.
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