Persistent rains delay on-track activity at Dover again

Jet dryers are hard at work trying to dry the Dover track whenever the rain ceases.

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For the second straight day, rains soaked Dover International Speedway on Saturday, delaying all on-track action.

The remnants of Hurricane Joaquin soaked the high-banked one-mile track overnight.

Saturday’s NASCAR K&N East race was put on hold early in the morning as track-drying efforts got underway. NASCAR and speedway officials are constantly monitoring the weather situation and will adjust the schedule accordingly.

Jet dryers and the Air Titans have been working all morning to dry the track, but mist and light rain frequently hampered their efforts. As the weather began to lift, their efforts began to pay off and the track began to come in.

By 11:15 a.m. ET, NASCAR informed drivers they would practice as soon as the track was dry. The plan is to hold Sprint Cup Series practice until 12:15 p.m. ET, start the K&N East race at 12:30 p.m., hold final Sprint Cup practice from 2 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., then run the XFINITY Series race as scheduled at 3:30 p.m.

The grandstand gates at the track are open to fans, and as of 10 a.m. ET Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race was scheduled to start on time at 3:30 p.m. ET. There will be competition cautions on Lap 25 and Lap 65 once the race gets going.

Speedway officials say any further changes to the schedule will be announced as soon as possible.

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