Weather conditions at Dover not perfect, but should be good enough

BY foxsports • September 30, 2016

It's a cold, gray Friday at Dover International Speedway, where weather will definitely be an issue today and Saturday, but should be clear in time for Sunday's Citizen Soldier 400, the first elimination race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

The state of Delaware was socked with heavy rains Thursday, with some parts of the state reporting as much as 15 inches of rain in 24 hours and winds approaching 50 miles per hour at times. That has caused some regional flooding.

But at the 1-mile Dover track, conditions aren't bad.

Today, Sprint Cup practice is scheduled for 10-11:25 a.m. ET, with qualifying at 3:40 p.m. Both of those, of course, will be contingent on the weather.

As of 8:30 a.m. ET, Weather.com called for only a 15-25 percent chance of rain for the remainder of Friday.

Saturday does not look as good with the chances of rain hovering between 45 percent and 65 percent for most of the day.

The good news is that the forecast for Sunday calls for just a 20 percent chance of rain, with high of 76 degrees and winds of just 7 mph.

FOXSports.com will update the forecast throughout the weekend.


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