NASCAR Weather Forecast for Monday: Michigan Rain Could Fall Again
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The NASCAR weather forecast for Michigan is once again relevant on Monday.
After raining on and off throughout the day, NASCAR eventually got the FireKeepers Casino 400 underway long enough to run 75 of the scheduled 200 laps.
However, enough precipitation fell to soak the racetrack, leaving NASCAR no choice but to postpone the race until Monday at noon ET.
The good news: Monday's NASCAR weather forecast for Michigan does not look like a complete washout.
The bad news: There is still some possible rain – and mist – in the weather forecast.
Let's take a look.
NASCAR Weather Forecast for Michigan
According to the National Weather Service, there's a 14% chance of rain in Brooklyn, Michigan, on Monday, which should be seen as good news considering how much precipitation has hampered NASCAR throughout the season.
There's essentially a 5-14% chance of rain at Michigan International Speedway on Monday afternoon based on the latest hourly breakdown, providing room for some optimism. That's an improvement from earlier on Monday morning, when the estimates were 27-32%.
In addition, that percentage dips to nearly 0% on Monday evening, so there doesn't appear to be any serious rain looming that could cause another delay or postponement.
Mist, though, could be another issue to keep an eye on today, though:
An hour before scheduled resumption of race and have had a heavier mist. Will need to do more track drying. So hopeful but TBD if get going at noon. pic.twitter.com/KD5jaQ3gU2
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) August 7, 2023
That same mist was a big issue on Sunday. Even when the rain cleared out, the Michigan mist seemed to hang around,
Regardless, since NASCAR has already completed 75 laps, the FireKeepers Casino 400 will be official at the halfway mark of the event (lap 100).
For those wondering, Michigan International Speedway does not have lights, so NASCAR cannot delay Monday's rescheduled event into the evening should it be necessary, though that does not seem likely.
When the race does restart on Monday, Tyler Reddick will be the race leader, followed by Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones.