NASCAR at New Hampshire Rain Delay: When Will Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Restart?
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- Sunday's NASCAR Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire is in a rain delay.
- After running a handful of laps under green, wet conditions caused multiple wrecks and forced NASCAR to put the rain under red flag conditions for rain.
- See the updated NASCAR at New Hampshire weather forecast, including the chances it rains again Loudon on Sunday.
Well, NASCAR tried.
After just a handful of laps in Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a wet racetrack sent a handful of cars into the wall, forcing NASCAR to delay the race due to rain.
Race leader Kyle Busch and second-place driver Martin Truex Jr. each hit wet spots on the track and slammed the wall, likely ending their races.
Their Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin also spun, but appeared to save his car before making any contact with the outside wall.
As a result of the wet conditions, the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 is now delayed due to rain.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at the latest NASCAR at New Hampshire weather forecast, including whether the rain will stop long enough for the race to finish later today.
NASCAR at New Hampshire Weather Forecast
*Weather forecast updated as of Sunday at 3:50 p.m. ET
NASCAR has lost the track, which means it’ll take at least an hour to dry the race track once the rain stops falling.
According to the National Weather Service, the latest NASCAR at New Hampshire weather forecast is calling for a 60% chance of rain throughout the rest of the day, which doesn’t lend much confidence that the full 301 laps will be run on Sunday.
And should NASCAR find a window dry enough to restart the race on Sunday, it might be a tight one considering that New Hampshire Motor Speedway does not have lights.
If the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 ultimately is postponed until Monday, NASCAR might have to dodge rainy weather for the second straight day.
Monday’s Loudon weather forecast is calling for a 60% chance of rain throughout the entire day, which could be tricky if NASCAR can’t get the track dry for a long enough period to run 151 laps.
Per NASCAR’s rulebook, a race becomes official at the halfway mark, and Sunday’s event is scheduled for 301 laps, weather permitting.