Tonight's Race Events Postponed to Saturday
A day-long slate of inclement weather didn't dampen the fun for race fans who partied in the rain on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but showers pushed back the exciting Sprint Showdown and the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 to a Saturday showcase of races that will conclude at night with the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the biggest all-star event in sports.
The Sprint Showdown will begin at 11 a.m. with Chase Elliott leading the field to green after the lineup was set by Sprint Cup Series owner points. The green flag for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will drop at 12:30 p.m., with William Byron on the pole after the field was set from speeds in Thursday's practice session.
The following is a schedule of events for Saturday's thrilling on-track action:
8:45 a.m. Gate 5A opens
9:30 a.m. NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race practice
10a.m. All Gates Open
10:05 a.m. NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race pit road practice
11 a.m. Sprint Showdown (50 laps)
12:30 p.m. North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (134 laps)
3 p.m. Gates re-open
3:15 p.m. Andy Grammer All-Star Race concert presented by Rayovac
(Will take place at Turn 1 Fan Zone overlook)
7 p.m. NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race qualifying
9 p.m. NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (113 laps)
Fans who have purchased tickets to the Sprint Showdown and the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 will be admitted on Saturday, provided they show their tickets at the gate. Grandstands will be cleared following the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 to allow admittance to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Fans with only Friday tickets who wish to stay for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race can purchase those tickets at the speedway ticket office or at any ticket gate.
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