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NASCAR Weather Forecast for Darlington: Will Rain Delay Sunday Night’s Southern 500?

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

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a chance of rain during Sunday night’s NASCAR at Darlington weather forecast.

After last weekend’s race at Daytona was postponed from Saturday night to Sunday morning, then delayed again during the race, this is the last thing that NASCAR fans right want to hear right now.

However, while there is potential for rain in the forecast, the chances are much lower than there were in Daytona.

So with this in mind, let’s take a look at the updated NASCAR at Darlington weather forecast, including the chances that rain impacts Sunday night’s Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET, USA).

NASCAR Weather Forecast for Darlington

Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Darlington was delayed due to rain, but we should be good to go for Sunday night’s Southern 500.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30% chance of rain on Sunday afternoon at Darlington, which then drops to just 20% tonight.

The hourly forecast is even more promising for NASCAR fans and bettors.

There’s just over a 20% chance of rain in Darlington around tonight’s 6 p.m. ET start, and that’s the biggest threat of precipitation for the rest of the night.

Rain percentages slowly drop as the night progresses, with a 9% chance at 10 p.m. ET, providing plenty of optimism that we should have a dry Southern 500 on Sunday night.

According to live NASCAR at Darlington odds, Kyle Larson is the Southern 500 favorite (BetMGM) at 5-1, followed by Joey Logano (6-1), Kyle Busch (8-1), Tyler Reddick (8-1) and Denny Hamlin (8-1).

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