CONCORD, NC – Hurricane Matthew wrecked its havoc on the eastern seaboard on Friday as remnants of the storm found its way into inland North Carolina as a result. With that being said, rain was forecasted all day Friday and into Saturday as well. NASCAR made the call to cancel all on track activity at the Charlotte Motor Speedway today which in turn means the NASCAR X-Finity Series qualifying and race was moved too.
First, X-Finity Series qualifying was cancelled and the lineup will be set by yesterday’s practice speeds. Then, the race was moved to 11 a.m. ET on Sunday on NBCSN.
Luckily, all the drivers got two separate practice sessions on Thursday, so the only thing rained out was just qualifying.
The race is the final event of the first round as the top eight drivers in the Chase standings leaving Charlotte on Sunday will advance to Round 2.
Drive for the Cure 300 Starting Lineup:
Row 1: Kyle Larson, Erik Jones R
Row 2: Joey Logano, Daniel Suarez
Row 3: Brandon Jones R, Blake Koch
Row 4: Justin Allgaier, Ty Dillon
Row 5: Ryan Sieg, Austin Dillon
Row 6: Brandan Gaughan, Ryan Reed
Row 7: Brennan Poole R, Elliott Sadler
Row 8: Darrell Wallace Jr., Matt Tifft
Row 9: Brad Keselowski, Jeb Burton
Row 10: Kevin Harvick, Dakoda Armstrong
Row 11: J.J. Yeley, Ray Black Jr. R
Row 12: Jeremy Clements, Ross Chastain
Row 13: Spencer Gallagher, David Starr
Row 14: Jeff Green, Timmy Hill
Row 15: Garrett Smithley R, Ryan Preece R
Row 16: Derrike Cope, B.J. McLeod R
Row 17: Morgan Shepherd, Clint King
Row 18: Jordan Anderson, Brandon Hightower
Row 19: Joey Gase, Martin Roy
Row 20: Mike Harmon, Chris Cockrum