NASCAR Xfinity: Drive for the Cure 300 postponed until Sunday
By AMANDA VINCENT
Under the effects of Hurricane Matthew, NASCAR has cancelled all on-track activity Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As a result of the cancellation, the Drive for the Cure 300 Xfinity Series race, originally scheduled for Friday night, has been postponed until 11 a.m. ET Sunday. Qualifying has been cancelled, and the starting grid for the, now, Sunday race will be set by speeds posted in final practice on Thursday.
Meanwhile, NASCAR remains optimistic about sticking to the schedule for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race. The Bank of America 500 is, tentatively, scheduled to take the green flag at approximately 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
The Xfinity Series was able to complete both its practice sessions on Thursday, and Sprint Cup Series qualifying also was held Thursday. In addition to Xfinity qualifying and racing, Friday’s cancellation affects practice for the Sprint Cup Series. The Sprint Cup Series did get on-track for a practice on Thursday, prior to its qualifying session.