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Sprint Showdown And NC Education Lottery 200 Postponed To Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sprint Showdown And NC Education Lottery 200 Postponed To Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway

by May 20, 2016 0 comments

CONCORD, N.C. – With all on-track activity being washed out at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Showdown and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NC Education Lottery 200 will run on Saturday, along with the Sprint All-Star Race.

Mother Nature just didn’t let up on Friday as rain and mist soaked the speedway all day long. NASCAR and track officials tried their best to dry the racing surface, but they were unable to. A full schedule is now set for Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The day will kick-off with Sprint All-Star practice at 9:30 a.m. ET., followed by the Sprint Showdown at 11 a.m. ET. The format consists of two, 20-lap segments and a final 10-lap segment. At 10:05 a.m. ET, the teams competing in the Sprint All-Star Race will practice their pit road strategy for qualifying later in the day.

At 12:30 p.m. ET, the 134-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will get underway. William Byron and Spencer Gallagher will bring the field down to the green flag. The starting lineup was determined by Thursday’s practice.

Sprint All-Star qualifying will begin at 7:10 p.m. ET. Each driver will have three laps and a pit stop to complete their run. Driver introductions for the Sprint All-Star will be at 8:35 p.m. ET., and the 113-lap race will start at 9 p.m. ET.

All of Saturday’s on-track activity will broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1).

Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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