NASCAR Weather Forecast Coca-Cola 600: Charlotte Rain Could Delay Sunday’s Race
Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images. Pictured: Cars sit covered on pit road during a rain delay during the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
It's already been a cool, wet weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, and we should unfortunately be expecting more of the same tonight.
The NASCAR XFINITY race, as well as Cup Series practice and qualifying, were rained out on Saturday, and heavy precipitation is expected once again on Sunday.
NASCAR pushed the XFINITY race all the way to Monday, and the Coca-Cola 600's starting lineup will now be set by the "qualifying metric," which has revealed a very savvy betting pick for tonight's race.
With this in mind, let's dig into the latest weather forecast for the Coca-Cola 600, including the chances that NASCAR is forced to postpone tonight's race as well.
NASCAR Weather Forecast
Simply put – Sunday's NASCAR weather forecast for the Coca-Cola 600 does not look good.
According to the National Weather Service, there's a 90% chance of rain on Sunday, including an 80% chance into Sunday night.
This is important because it can take around 1.5 to 2 hours for NASCAR to dry the track, and if it has already been raining throughout the day, that provides less of an opportunity to ready Charlotte Motor Speedway for green-flag conditions.
With that said, Charlotte Motor Speedway does have lights, meaning that NASCAR has the ability to wait later into Sunday night should a break in the weather provide a window to get the Coca-Cola 600 started and/or restarted.
If tonight's race does get postponed until Monday, the weather forecast for Memorial Day looks more promising with just a 40% chance of rain.
Kyle Larson is the Coca-Cola 600 favorite at +420, followed by William Byron (+600), Denny Hamlin (+700), Martin Truex Jr. (+850), Chase Elliott (+900) and Ross Chastain (+900) according to live NASCAR odds.