Hurricane Matthew Forces The Bank of America 500 To Sunday At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Hurricane Matthew Forces The Bank of America 500 To Sunday At Charlotte Motor Speedway

by October 8, 2016 0 comments

CONCORD, N.C. – Hurricane Matthew has forced NASCAR to postpone the Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 to Sunday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

On Sunday, the Bank of America 500 will be broadcast live at 12 p.m. ET on NBC and the Performance Racing Network (PRN). Kevin Harvick and Alex Bowman will lead the field to the green flag for the final race of the Round of 12.

The Bank of America 500 was scheduled to get under way on Saturday night, but South Carolina and North Carolina are being pounded by one of the worst hurricanes in recent years. According to a tweet by, Hurricane Matthew actually made landfall in McClellenville, South Carolina on Saturday around 11 a.m.

On Friday, NASCAR went ahead and postponed the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to Sunday; however, the start time has now changed. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race that was set to get underway at 11 a.m. will now follow the Bank of America 500, and it will broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and PRN. Kyle Larson and Erik Jones will start on the front row for the opening race of the Round of 12.

According to The Weather Channel, the forecast for Sunday is projected to be sunny with a temperature high in the mid 70s.

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

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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