Bristol Truck race postponed to Sunday, Cup and Truck qualifying races canceled

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Bristol Truck race postponed to Sunday, Cup and Truck qualifying races canceled

Persistent rain has halted all of Saturday’s scheduled on-track activity on Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt track.

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Both the Camping World Truck and NASCAR Cup Series were scheduled to set their main-event lineups through four 15-lap qualifying races apiece. But those preliminaries were washed out, and the starting lineups for both series will be set by performance metrics.

The Camping World Truck Series Pinty‘s Truck Race on Dirt was rescheduled from a Saturday night start to approximately a 9 p.m. ET green flag Sunday (FS2, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), after Cup Series’ inaugural Food City Dirt Race, the seventh points-paying event of the Cup season. That event is slated for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX, PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio).

Both series set the starting lineups according to the inclement weather policies in the NASCAR Rule Book. Kyle Larson will start from the pole position in the Cup Series event, but he is expected to drop to the rear after changing his engine following Friday’s final practice. John Hunter Nemechek is set to start first in the Camping World Trucks.

The Trucks attempted to start the first qualifying race shortly after 5:30 p.m. ET, but visibility issues arose after the windshields and grilles quickly collected mud due to damp track conditions. The first of four qualifying races was red-flagged on Lap 2.