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Weather Forecast for Texas NASCAR Weekend

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What’s Happening?

The NASCAR circus heads to Texas Motor Speedway for another tripleheader weekend. The race is in the springtime, so, while the Texas summer heat is not in the picture, could rain impact the race? Bookmark this page as we keep track of the Texas Weather Forecast all week long.

  • Texas Motor Speedway opened in 1997, and it was a part of NASCAR’s expansion throughout the 1990s. Originally a symmetrical 1.5-mile quad-oval, similar to Charlotte, the track was reconfigured in 2017 to reduce banking in turns 1 and 2 from 24 to 20 degrees, keeping turns 3 and 4 at 24 degrees.
  • Texas Motor Speedway has had its fair share of weather issues over the years. Long rain delays in 2016 (5 hours) and 2020 (3 days) pushed races back. The only race since 2014 to be outright postponed at Texas came in the spring of 2018.
  • Fans are a bit apprehensive about this race this weekend. Texas is not a popular track thanks to the reconfiguration, which has led to an at-times lackluster racing product.

Weekend Weather Forecast (via National Weather Service)

Friday, April 12th: Truck Series SpeedyCash.com 250 (8:30 PM ET/7:30 PM Local)

  • Forecast: Mostly Cloudy
  • Temperature: 73°F to start; Dropping to Upper 60s°F by Race End
  • Rain: 0%
  • Wind: SSE 10-15 MPH (Gusting to 21-23 MPH)

Saturday, April 13th: Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 (1:30 PM ET/12:30 PM Local)

  • Forecast: Mostly Cloudy
  • Temperature: High 81°F
  • Rain: 0%
  • Wind: S 21-22 MPH (Gusting to 32-33 MPH)

Sunday, April 14th: Cup Series AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 (3:30 PM ET/2:30 PM Local)

  • Forecast: Mostly Sunny
  • Temperature: High 83°F
  • Rain: 0%
  • Wind: SSW 16-17 MPH (Gusting to 25 MPH)

Texas Weather History

The last time a race at Texas Motor Speedway was postponed in its entirety due to weather came back in 2014. The race was moved to Monday, where Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon on the last lap for the win.

Perhaps the most infamous weather delay of the decade came at Texas Motor Speedway in the fall of 2020. A persistent mist caused the race to be delayed for not one, not two, but three days. Kyle Busch eventually won the race on a Wednesday.

We will update this page as the week progresses and the weather forecast develops.

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