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Postponed: Truck Series Race At Gateway Under a Rain Delay

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Cody Williams is the author of BUNNY BOY and THE FIFTH LINE. He lives near Bristol, TN.
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What’s Happening?

The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at World Technology Raceway (aka Gateway) has been delayed due to weather. The rain moved in about an hour before the scheduled start time of 1:30 PM eastern. Despite a brief few moments when the clouds parted the sun shone down on the track, it started raining again meaning that race could be in jeopardy of running into the start time of this afternoon’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Portland.

  • First thing’s first, there is no concrete plan at this time as to what we’re going to do if the rain continues. It has been floated that if the truck race could not start on time that it would postponed until tonight, if the weather breaks. Nothing is official yet, however. We will be providing updates to this story as they become available and an official call is announced.
  • It has been a rough couple of weeks for NASCAR when it comes to Mother Nature. Last week, the rain in both Indianapolis and Charlotte squandered Kyle Larson’s double attempt and we’re starting off on the wrong foot again here this weekend.
  • Of course, this set of circumstances is far from ideal when it comes to NASCAR fans. Last weekend was a miserable set of circumstances for fans of Indycar, NASCAR, and Kyle Larson and the nightmare seems to be continuing this weekend at Gateway.

We will provide an update once an official plan is put into place by NASCAR. Stay tuned!

UPDATES

UPDATE: After a lengthy stint of track drying, it appears that the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Gateway is a go. According to Bob Pockrass, the invocation is now slated to take place at 3:22 with the command to fire engines to come shortly thereafter. Pockrass also reported that the rain cell to the west of the track seems to be weakening so there could be no more delays.

Just as all of our hopes got up, the rain moved in yet again and NASCAR lost the track. The trucks were covered up and the scheduled start time has been pushed back even further.

UPDATE from Bob Pockrass: The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race is now scheduled to move over to FS2 with coverage starting at 4 PM EST. The command to start engines is now slated for 4:15 PM.

Around The Garage

Though the rain is putting a damper on the on track action in Gateway, that doesn’t mean the fun has entirely ceased. During an interview with Christian Eckes, the driver of the No. 19 Chevy showed off this barbecued alligator being served up in the garage area. Check it out!

From The Pressbox

Bob Pockrass reported that the rain has started once again at Gateway. It is to be determined if both the Xfinity and Truck races will be run at the same time or if the Truck race will be postponed until after the Xfinity Series event. But you can get a glimpse of all the rain in the area on the radar Pockrass posted.

Conclusion

Mother Nature and NASCAR have been relatively easy on one another for much of the 2024 season across all four series. That said, the last two weeks have just been a slog to get through. We here at the Daily Downforce will update this story when an official word is announced.

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Cody Williams is the author of BUNNY BOY and THE FIFTH LINE. He lives near Bristol, TN.
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