The Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup race has been postponed until Monday at noon ET because of rain continuing to fall in the Dallas area.
The race had been on hold all day due to rain that began in the morning hours and had soaked the Texas Motor Speedway track.
NASCAR has a system for drying tracks known as the Air Titan, but the continuing rains and water seeping through the surface of the track made it impossible to dry to a safe surface for drivers.
Race organizers wanted to avoid moving the race to Monday due to the NCAA men’s basketball championship which is being played on Monday night at AT&T Stadium, as well as the track being rented Monday by Liberty Mutual for entertaining guests from the Final Four.
Hotel availability in the DFW Metroplex is now also a concern.
From a USA Today report, track president Eddie Gossage told the Sporting News early Sunday;
“I would think you could go green flag 8 (or) 9 o’clock (Central) and still get it in before midnight or so. I remember we have raced at Charlotte until 2 in the morning, if they want to do it. We’ll see. Everybody loses in every way that we’re looking at it, but I think your preference is to do it today as opposed to tomorrow.”
It looks like nature has overridden the preferences.