Charlotte Motor Speedway moves NASCAR Cup Series playoff race

The start time at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been moved from 2:00 p.m. ET up to 1:00 p.m. ET due to the threat of inclement weather.

The only Saturday night NASCAR Cup Series race of the playoffs is no more.

Charlotte Motor Speedway announced Thursday it has moved back its Bank of America 500 to a Sunday afternoon start time in 2017 in hopes for a better race in the daytime with a slicker track surface.

The first race in the Round of 12 will now be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. ET, instead of the initial announced date of Saturday, Oct. 7.

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"We've heard from fans and from several drivers about how much fun it is to race during the daytime at Charlotte Motor Speedway," speedway president Marcus Smith said in a release. "A return to 'Daylight Racing Time' also builds on our commitment to being 'fans first' by providing families with affordable, world-class entertainment on a Sunday afternoon."

This year's fall schedule at Charlotte with also include Cup Series qualifying held on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. ET, and the Xfinity Series race at 3 p.m. ET on Oct. 7.

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