Saturday, April 24, 2010

Severe weather postpones Nationwide race, cancels Cup qualifying

For the second week in a row, Mother Nature has halted Saturday's on-track events. Due to the threat of severe weather in the area, all activities scheduled for the day at Talladega Superspeedway have been canceled.

The Aaron's 312 Nationwide race that was originally set for Saturday has been postponed to Sunday. The race will start within an hour after the finish of the Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup race, at around 5:30 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Aaron's 499 will start as scheduled at 1 p.m. ET on FOX.

Any ticket for the Aaron’s 312 or Aaron’s 499 will be honored at the gate Sunday.

Because Saturday's Sprint Cup qualifying session was canceled, the field for the Aaron's 499 will be set by the NASCAR rulebook using owner points.Check out the starting lineup for Sunday's race.

The Talladega area experienced a severe thunderstorm early Saturday morning. More severe storms are in the forecast for the remainder of the day, according to the National Weather Service. A tornado watch is in effect until 2 p.m. Central Time for Talladega County and 28 other counties in central Alabama.

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