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NASCAR at Nashville Lightning Delay: Updated Weather Forecast for Sunday’s Ally 400

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Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images. Pictured: NASCAR Cup Series driver walks the grid during a rain delay

  • Sunday's NASCAR at Nashville race is currently in a lightning delay.
  • Due to a lightning strike close to the track, NASCAR had no choice but to delay Sunday's race for 30 minutes.
  • With this in mind, we take a look at the updated NASCAR at Nashville weather forecast, including the chances that rain continues to impact Sunday's Ally 400.

Following a week off, the NASCAR Cup Series is back in action for Sunday’s Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway.

Well, weather permitting that is.

Sunday’s Ally 400 got underway, completing 36 of 300 laps, before a lightning strike close to Nashville Superspeedway resulted in a mandatory 30-minute delay to allow the storm to pass.

So with this in mind, let’s take a detailed look at the updated NASCAR at Nashville weather forecast.

NASCAR Weather Forecast for Nashville

According to the National Weather Service, there’s essentially a 50% chance that rain hits the racetrack going forward on Sunday afternoon/evening.

Per the hourly breakdown, there’s a 57% chance of precipitation at 6 p.m. ET.

That chance drops to 49% at 9 p.m. ET, so we’re looking at a coin-flip regarding whether or not rain falls at Nashville.

And similar to the current delay, a lightning strike close to the racetrack would delay the event for another 30 minutes.

Does Nashville Superspeedway Have Lights?

Fortunately, in the event that NASCAR has to delay Sunday’s Ally 400, Nashville Superspeedway does have lights, meaning that there is an opportunity to restart the race once the sun sets, if needed.

Should NASCAR be forced to postpone the Ally 400 on Sunday, Monday’s Nashville weather forecast looks completely dry.

When the Ally 400 does get back underway, Denny Hamlin is the race leader, with Daniel Suarez, Ross Chastain, Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson rounding out the top five.

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