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Weather Forecast for the Richmond & Road America NASCAR Weekend

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It’s set to be a warm weekend for NASCAR as the Cup Series moves on to Richmond Raceway alongside the Truck Series. The Xfinity Series, meanwhile, moves to Road America, but they do not escape the heat there.

Weekend Forecast (via National Weather Service)

Saturday, July 30: Xfinity Series Road America 180 at Road America 3:00 PM ET

  • Forecast: Mostly Sunny
  • Temperature: 78°F
  • Rain: 0%
  • Wind: NE at 7-9 MPH

Saturday July 30: Truck Series Worldwide Express 250 at Richmond 7:30 PM ET

  • Forecast: Showers and Thunderstorms Likely
  • Temperature: Between 82-86 °F at Race start, dropping as the race goes on.
  • Rain: 62% Chance at the start of the race through 11 PM.
  • Wind: SW 9 MPH
  • Special Weather Statement: Excessive Heat Advisory until 8 PM local

Sunday, July 31: Cup Series Cook Out 400 at Richmond 3:00 PM ET

  • Forecast: Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms
  • Temperature: 90 °F
  • Rain: 36% chance at the start of the race.
  • Wind: N 7 mph

Weather History at Richmond/Road America

NASCAR has not had many major weather delays in Richmond in recent years, but weather did make an impact on the spring race, where weather cancelled Cup Series practice and qualifying. However, both races were run to the full distance without delay.

Road America has not seen a full wet race as of yet, and it looks like that will not happen this weekend. However, it has seen rain hamper a NASCAR event before. It came in 2014, when the Xfinity Series paid their visit to Road America.

It seems this weekend may be more about the heat than the rain, especially at Richmond Raceway. Regardless, hopefully NASCAR can find a totally dry weekend this weekend for some action.

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