The rain raised its head in the final stage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300 on the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The red flag came out on Lap 172 for weather before a big downpour hit the 1.5 mile track and caused a delay of one hour, one minute and 12 seconds. TV coverage of the conclusion's final shift occurred from FS1 to FS2. Weather had played a role earlier in the race, with caution on Lap 125.
At the time of the red flag, Brad Keselowski was scored as a contest leader, according to NASCAR Timing & Scoring, with Daniel Hemric in the second. Kyle Busch won the first two stages of the race and led 93 yards. But a rash of caution puts drivers on different strategies and caught in traffic, and Busch cut the grass and went spinning and slipped into Chase Briscoe at Lap 1
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A mechanical question blocked Chase Elliot's day short in the last step. Elliott completes the suspended Spencer Gallagher in five races for GMS Racing, starting with Saturday's competition in Charlotte.
Rain-breaking Saturday's introductory Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series exercise prepared for Sunday's memorial tradition, Coca-Cola 600 (6:00 ET, FOX). The session was scheduled to start at 9:05 and run for 50 minutes. Today's schedule was adjusted to move the Xfinity Series qualified at 10:20 ET ET with the final Monster Energy Series workout that begins shortly after 11:00 ET and runs for about an hour.
NASCAR has 12 Toyota Tundra Track Dryers, 13 Jet Drivers, Three Vacuum Cleaners (Two Trailer Cabins, 1 Elgin Sweeper) and two tractor bodies available for track drying.
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