NASCAR at Pocono Weather Forecast: Rain Could Delay Start to Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325
Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images. Pictured: Air Titan’s dry the track during rainy weather at Pocono Raceway
- Rain is already falling at Pocono Raceway, threatening the start of Saturday's NASCAR Pocono Organics 325 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX). ET,
- Because Pocono Raceway is so large, today's race might not start on time as NASCAR works to dry the track.
- See the updated NASCAR at Pocono weather forecast, including NASCAR's backup plans should today's race get postponed due to rain.
Pocono Raceway is no stranger to inclement weather, especially when the NASCAR Cup Series visits Long Pond, Pa.
Chris Buescher stole a win here in August of 2016 when a mix of rain and fog plagued (and eventually shortened) that event. Even Jeff Gordon used weather to his advantage in Pocono, winning rain-shortened events in 2007 and 2012.
And by the looks of the current Pocono weather forecast, rain could play a role in Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX).
Let’s take a look at the updated NASCAR at Pocono forecast and what it means for Saturday’s race.
NASCAR at Pocono Weather Forecast
Rain has already postponed Saturday’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway and is threatening to do the same for the Cup Series’ Pocono Organics 325 as precipitation continues to fall in Long Pond, Pa. as of 2 p.m. ET.
The Pocono Organics 325, which was initially set to go green at 3:30 p.m. ET, is scheduled for 130 laps, meaning it will become an official event at lap 65.
Pocono Raceway does not have lights, so NASCAR does not have the option of waiting out any potential rain in hopes of getting the race in on Saturday night.
According to Motorsports.com’s Jim Utter, if today’s Cup Series race does ultimately get postponed due to rain, it will run Monday at noon ET on FOX.