Feb 1, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT
Planned one- and two-day tests for several NASCAR Sprint Cup teams at Nashville Superspeedway may be brought to an early end Saturday – which also may prompt those teams to make a hasty exit from Music City.
The reason is quick-approaching bad weather.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather alert early Saturday calling for rain in the afternoon turning to snow and possibly sleet in the evening.
Estimates of snowfall range from a half-inch to as much as three inches in surrounding areas, with potentially a half-inch of ice accumulation, as well.
Among teams that tested at Nashville the last day or two, with some having been expected to stick around for Saturday included Hendrick Motorsports (Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr.), Roush Fenway Racing (Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Carl Edwards, Trevor Bayne), Richard Childress Racing (Ryan Newman, Paul Menard), Richard Petty Motorsports (Aric Almirola), Michael Waltrip Racing (Jeff Burton), Team Penske (Joey Logano), Casey Mears (Germain Racing) and Ryan Truex (BK Racing).
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