Friday, April 22, 2016

Rain Puts Halt To Activity At Richmond #nascar

Heavy rain canceled the majority of on-track action Friday at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars were in the midst of circling the 0.75-mile track for the opening practice when the skies opened up. The session ran for most of the alotted time, with Kevin Harvick topping the leaderboard at 129.069 mph with just more than 20 minutes remaining.

Sprint Cup Coors Light Pole Qualifying was scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. ET, but NASCAR announced shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET that it was canceled. By virtue of notching the best speed in the rain-shortened opening Cup practice, Harvick will start on the pole for Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 (1 p.m. ET, FOX).

Cup cars will have another shot at putting laps down on the short track Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET (FS1).

Opening NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. ET, was canceled due to the wet weather. A second XFINITY practice was scheduled from 3-3:55 p.m. ET, but was also unable to be run.

XFINITY practice has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday. The lineup for each Dash 4 Cash heat was set per the rule book, which is owner points. Results from the heat races will set the lineup for the main.

There is a 40% chance of rain tomorrow.
NASCAR Press Release
Photo @FoxSport

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