NASCAR Weather Forecast Atlanta: Rain Could Delay Sunday’s Quaker State 400
John Adams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: NASCAR driver Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevy in the rain
NASCAR weather has had a rough go of it lately, and wet conditions are once again in the forecast for Sunday's Quaker State 400 (7 p.m. ET, USA) at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The latest NASCAR weather report is calling for rain at the race track on Sunday night. However, the forecast doesn't appear to be a complete washout, either.
Timing will be key in determining whether today's Quaker State 400 is delayed by rain, so let's go ahead and did into the updated NASCAR weather forecast for Atlanta.
NASCAR Weather Forecast for Atlanta
According to the National Weather Service, there is a 60% chance of rain tonight at Atlanta Motor Speedway, including showers and a chance of thunderstorms.
In addition, the hourly breakdown suggests we essentially have a 50/50 shot of precipitation falling on Sunday night.
At 7 p.m. ET, which is the scheduled start time for Sunday's Quaker State 400, there is a 51% chance of rain. That percentage then bounces between 34-59% through midnight.
For those wondering, tonight's race will be official at lap 130, which is the halfway point of the scheduled 260-lap distance.
Atlanta Motor Speedway does have lights as well, so NASCAR has the option of waiting out a rain delay to dry the track if needed.
Should tonight's race get postponed, there is a 5040 chance of rain at the track on Monday, which could provide even more headaches for NASCAR.