Apr 5, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT
Rain has been especially pesky in this spring portion of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, with the Daytona 500 and the Food City 500 at Bristol both having to deal with extended rain delays.
Unfortunately, the same fate may be in store for tomorrow’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The race is scheduled for a 3 p.m. ET green flag, but inclement weather may make for a long day at the ‘Wild Asphalt Circus.’
NBC 5 in Dallas/Fort Worth forecasts a 70 percent chance of rain in the Metroplex tomorrow, while the National Weather Service has that chance pegged higher at 80 percent. Both are forecasting temperatures in the high 50s.
TMS does have a lighting system, which extends the window for NASCAR to get the full race in should there be a delay. But should the race be rained out, it would likely be moved to Monday – the same day as the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship at nearby AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
That said, you figure TMS would run the race early on Monday morning to avoid a head-to-head conflict with the National Championship later that night.
The race had been a Saturday night event, but last fall, it was announced that it would move to a Sunday afternoon in order to accommodate the National Semifinal games going on tonight at Jerry’s World.
Monday weather forecasts for DFW retain a slight chance of rain but far less than what’s being predicted for Sunday and with temps warming up into the mid-60s.
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