Hurricane Matthew Forces The Bank of America 500 To Sunday At Charlotte Motor Speedwayby Hunter Thomas October 8, 2016
CONCORD, N.C. – Hurricane Matthew has forced NASCAR to postpone the Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 to Sunday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
On Sunday, the Bank of America 500 will be broadcast live at 12 p.m. ET on NBC and the Performance Racing Network (PRN). Kevin Harvick and Alex Bowman will lead the field to the green flag for the final race of the Round of 12.
The Bank of America 500 was scheduled to get under way on Saturday night, but South Carolina and North Carolina are being pounded by one of the worst hurricanes in recent years. According to a tweet by www.WMBFNews.com, Hurricane Matthew actually made landfall in McClellenville, South Carolina on Saturday around 11 a.m.
Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in South Carolina
— WMBFNews.com (@wmbfnews) October 8, 2016
On Friday, NASCAR went ahead and postponed the NASCAR XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to Sunday; however, the start time has now changed. The NASCAR XFINITY Series race that was set to get underway at 11 a.m. will now follow the Bank of America 500, and it will broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and PRN. Kyle Larson and Erik Jones will start on the front row for the opening race of the Round of 12.
According to The Weather Channel, the forecast for Sunday is projected to be sunny with a temperature high in the mid 70s.
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