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Coke Zero 400 during Daytona deferred by sleet until Sunday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Another Daytona race, another storm.

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup lapse to Daytona International Speedway has been deferred one day.

The Coke Zero 400, creatively scheduled for 7:57 p.m. ET on Saturday, has been deferred until 11 a.m. Sunday.

The continue foresee is no improved for Sunday, however. Wunderground is job for sparse thunderstorms in a morning apropos even some-more widespread as a day progresses. There is a 100% possibility of sleet in a morning and 80% possibility in a evening. Temperatures will be in a low 80s and afterwards cooling to a low 70s on Sunday night.

Sunday’s foe will be televised on TNT and promote on radio on MRN. There will be a foe counsel during path 20.​

Front Row Motorsports’ David Gilliland will start adult front.

If a foe goes off during a day, it will symbol a initial time given Jul 1997 NASCAR’s normal Jul 4th weekend eventuality will be run but lights.

DIS boss Joie Chitwood III pronounced he still believes a Jul 4th weekend is a good time to reason Daytona’s second foe since a normal date “has been operative for us.”

“I’m flattering gratified with this weekend,” he said. “We only had a small bit of bad fitness tonight.”

Still, Chitwood pronounced he felt badly for a fans who have suffered by uninterrupted sleet delays during Daytona. If a lane has any some-more bad weather, he said, “I competence have to retire and palm a rod to a subsequent person.

“I’m unequivocally unhappy since we know it’s a tough one for (the fans),” he said. “If there’s anything we can do, we would do it.​”

NASCAR has a Air Titan 2 during a track, that could dry a 2.5-mile superspeedway in reduction than dual hours underneath good conditions.

VIDEO: How a Air Titan lane drying complement works

February’s Daytona 500 also was behind by sleet for some-more than 6 hours before Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his second Great American Race and distinguished in a diminutive hours Monday morning.

The check in NASCAR’s chronicle of a Super Bowl started a strain of severe continue early in a season.

The Bristol Motor Speedway foe in Mar was behind for several hours and a Texas Motor Speedway foe in early Apr was deferred for a day.

Since then, a continue has been comparatively ease — yet Friday night’s Nationwide Series encountered issues. A nine-car wreck occurred during a warmup path for a initial turn of subordinate when a showering strike a lane with small warning. Later Friday night, a foe also was behind by rain.

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Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2014/07/05/daytona-race-delayed-cancelled-postponed-by-rain-coke-zero-400/12256243/

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