The green flag for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled to drop shortly after 2 p.m. ET Sunday, but there’s a good chance weather will delay the start of the race.
Should NASCAR not be able to get the race in Sunday, it will be reschedule for 1 p.m. ET Monday.
The race will air on Fox no matter what day it is run.
5 hrs before scheduled green (2:13) it is still wet at Bristol. Forecast is rain all day. pic.twitter.com/yGkbTnp6lz— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 23, 2017
Weather has been a factor throughout NASCAR’s week in Bristol. Qualifying for the Cup race was cancelled Friday, and rain prompted a red flag during Saturday’s XFINITY Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 that delayed that race for about 98 minutes. The XFINITY race was eventually completed, and won by Erik Jones.
Update: The Food City 500 has been postponed and rescheduled for Monday at 1 p.m.