With inclement weather expected at Darlington Raceway due to the advancing Hurricane Hermine, NASCAR has postponed all at-track activity for Friday.
The NWS is forecasting severe weather from the hurricane in South Carolina on Friday, with rain fall expected to be anywhere between 4-8 inches. Isolated tornadoes and high winds will affect the track, so NASCAR decided to cancel any activity on Friday in a way to keep fans away and in a safe place.
The series will open the weekend on Saturday now, with having a 55-minute X-Finity Series practice on Saturday morning followed by two Sprint Cup practices.
Qualifying will be cancelled with lineups being determined by owners points.
Saturday’s schedule will be as follows:
— 9-9:55 a.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
— 11 a.m.-12:25 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App
— 1:30-2:50 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final practice
— 3:30 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 (147 laps, 200.8 miles), NBC/NBC Sports
Southern 500 Starting Lineup:
Row 1: Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski
Row 2: Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch
Row 3: Joey Logano, Kyle Busch
Row 4: Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr.
Row 5: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth
Row 6: Chase Elliott R, Austin Dillon
Row 7: Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman
Row 8: Jeff Gordon, Kyle Larson
Row 9: Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne
Row 10: Trevor Bayne, Ryan Blaney R
Row 11: A.J. Allmendinger, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Row 12: Greg Biffle, Paul Menard
Row 13: Danica Patrick, Aric Almirola
Row 14: Clint Bowyer, Casey Mears
Row 15: Landon Cassill, Michael McDowell
Row 16: Chris Buescher R, David Ragan
Row 17: Regan Smith, Brian Scott R
Row 18: Matt DiBenedetto, Cole Whitt
Row 19: Michael Annett, Jeffrey Earnhardt R
Row 20: Reed Sorenson, Josh Wise
FW Sport Clips Help a Hero “200 Starting Lineup:
Row 1: Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin
Row 2: Elliott Sadler, Ryan Blaney
Row 3: Daniel Suarez, Kevin Harvick
Row 4: Justin Allgaier, Ty Dillon
Row 5: Brendan Gaughan, Erik Jones R
Row 6: Brennan Poole R, Brandon Jones R
Row 7: Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr.
Row 8: Ryan Reed, Blake Koch
Row 9: Ryan Sieg, Dakoda Armstrong
Row 10: Jeremy Clements, Ross Chastain
Row 11: J.J. Yeley, Ryan Preece
Row 12: Garrett Smithley R, Ray Black Jr.
Row 13: Mario Gosselin, BJ McLeod
Row 14: Joey Gase, Ryan Ellis
Row 15: Todd Peck R, Jeff Green
Row 16: TBA, Carl Long
Row 17: David Starr, Mike Harmon
Row 18: Derrike Cope, Timmy Hill
Row 19: Morgan Shepherd, TBA
Row 20: Matt DiBenedetto, Dexter Bean