NASCAR Postpones Crayon 301 Due to Heavy Rain, Reschedules Cup Series Race for Monday Afternoon

NASCAR Postpones Crayon 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NASCAR has made the decision to postpone the Crayon 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway due to inclement weather. The Cup Series race, originally scheduled for Sunday, has been rescheduled for Monday afternoon at noon eastern time. The postponement was prompted by heavy rain on Sunday morning and a forecast that predicted rain throughout the day in Loudon, N.H.

This marks the third consecutive weekend in which a NASCAR Cup Series race has been affected by rain. Previously, the inaugural Chicago Street Course race faced a delayed start due to heavy rain and flooding in the area. Last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was also impacted by rain, causing it to be called off after 185 of the 260 laps were completed.

Christopher Bell, the defending winner at New Hampshire, secured the pole in qualifying on Saturday and will lead the 36-car field at the start. Bell will be aiming to become the first driver since Kevin Harvick in 2018 and 2019 to win back-to-back Cup races at New Hampshire. Harvick, making his final career New Hampshire start, will begin from the 13th position.

The Crayon 301 is now rescheduled to commence at noon eastern. Fans can catch the action with television coverage on USA Network and streaming on fuboTV.

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The decision to postpone the Crayon 301 due to rain highlights the challenges that NASCAR has been facing recently. Rain delays and the impact of the weather have been a recurring theme in the past few races, posing scheduling issues and affecting the overall excitement for both drivers and fans.

Despite the challenges, Christopher Bell’s achievement in securing the pole position during qualifying on Saturday is worth noting. This places him in a promising position to potentially create history by winning back-to-back Cup races at New Hampshire. On the other hand, Kevin Harvick’s final career New Hampshire start adds an additional layer of intrigue to the event.

As NASCAR enthusiasts eagerly await the rescheduled race, the spotlight will be on the drivers as they navigate the track and contend for victory. With the Crayon 301 set to take place on Monday afternoon, it remains to be seen whether the weather conditions will be more favorable, allowing for an exciting and adrenaline-filled race or if further adjustments will be required. NASCAR and its teams will continue to adapt and strive for an optimal racing experience for all involved.