NASCAR race at MIS moved earlier due to threat of rain, storms
UPDATE: Rain delayed the start of the NASCAR race at MIS and the track advised fans to take shelter, so the race did not begin at 3:01 p.m. as planned. It started roughly an hour later once the track was dried. Click the link, above, for the latest.BROOKLYN, MI – Sunday’s NASCAR race at Michigan…
UPDATE: Rain delayed the start of the NASCAR race at MIS and the track advised fans to take shelter, so the race did not begin at 3:01 p.m. as planned. It started roughly an hour later once the track was dried. Click the link, above, for the latest.BROOKLYN, MI – Sunday’s NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway will start 16 minutes earlier, as rain and thunderstorms threaten to disrupt the event.The green flag will now wave at 3:01 p.m., when it was previously scheduled for 3:17 p.m. The race is televised on the USA Network.Brooklyn has a 60% chance of rain on Sunday afternoon, with a high of 90 degrees and the heat index expected to hit 96 degrees, per the National Weather Service. The chance for rain is highest after 2 p.m., per the NWS.Thunderstorms are most likely around 5 p.m., when the NWS considers it “likely.”NASCAR occasionally moves up start times if it thinks that could help a race get in before rain comes. Per policy, it won’t move up a race by more than an hour without giving 24-hour’s notice.RELATED: Beefy rain Sunday through Monday has early look of flash flood potentialBecause of speeds north of 200 mph, NASCAR can’t race when it’s raining. If the race gets past the halfway point and rain starts, the race is ended (unless officials think rain will stop soon). If the race doesn’t get past halfway, the race is delayed until the next day.The last time NASCAR postponed a race at MIS due to rain was in June 2019, when it was moved to Monday.Bubba Wallace starts on the pole for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 after winning his first career pole in qualifying on Saturday.MORE FROM MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAYKurt Busch will miss Michigan NASCAR race due to head injuryWinless in 29 years of racing, Michigan driver still having fun – and setting milestonesNASCAR at MIS: Race televised on new channel for 2022Crediting 10 to 12 hours of sleep, 19-year-old Ty Gibbs wins Saturday at MISBubba Wallace qualifies 1st at Michigan, notches NASCAR’s fastest lap of 2022‘My liver can’t handle two races’: Scenes from a sold-out MIS infieldLast year, a University of Michigan loyalist drove the No. 2 car. This year, it’s a Buckeye.NASCAR in Michigan: 12 burning questions as the series hits the Irish HillsComfortable on the mower and in the board room, new MIS president ready for NASCAR weekendMIS sells out infield campsites for NASCAR for first time since 2012After 2 long years, reopened border allows Canadian race fans to return to MISFor an updated list of stories from MIS this NASCAR race weekend, click here.Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.