NASCAR at Darlington Weather Forecast: The Betting & DFS Impact of Rain Interrupting The Real Heroes 400

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Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images. Pictured: Fans wait in the stands during heavy rain at Darlington Raceway

  • Rain is in the weather forecast for today's (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX) NASCAR The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway.
  • See the full NASCAR at Darlington weather forecast, including the chances the race sees an interruption due to rain.
  • Also learn how the forecast impacts NASCAR betting and DFS picks at Darlington.

NASCAR returns to action today for the first time in more than two months, with the Cup Series scheduled to turn loose at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX) at Darlington Raceway.

Well, that’s if Mother Nature allows it.

I’ve already seen plenty of conversation on social media about the potential for rain today in Darlington, S.C., so I took a look at the current weather forecast to determine if fans, bettors and DFS players should worry about rain affecting The Real Heroes 400.


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NASCAR at Darlington Weather Forecast

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30% chance of rain today in Darlington, with the best chance coming after 5 p.m. ET.

Considering The Real Heroes 400 is expected to go green around 3:53 p.m. ET, rain hitting after 5 p.m. would certainly affect the running of today’s race.

Per NASCAR’s rules, a race is deemed official if it makes it to the halfway point, which means today’s race at Darlington would be official at lap 147.

Darlington Raceway does have lights should NASCAR need to delay the race in order to get in an official event.

Still, I’m not overly concerned with just a 30% chance.

But if you are worried about the prospect of a shortened race, bettors should put more of an emphasis on starting position, as drivers will have less time to make up ground and get to the front.

NASCAR DFS players should also downgrade the value of dominators, as fewer total laps would result in fewer bonus points for fast laps run and laps led.

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