After a rain free weekend at Talladega for NASCAR, the threat of rain and storm returns for Kansas Speedway. While the threat of rain is in the forecast most of the time at the track will be dry.
Weather forecast for today's Sprint Cup practice and qualifying as well as Camping World Truck qualifying and race look great. Afternoon temperatures will reach the 70s with race temperatures tonight in the 60s.
The main weather concern this weekend is Saturday afternoon into the evening. The forecast data the last couple of days has been inconsistent when it comes to Saturday night and the most recent data I've looked at still has a difference scenario. I think we can and will race Saturday night for the Sprint Cup race. In my professional opinion, right now we get all if not most of the race completed. I'd give the odds of a complete race around 75 to 80 percent.
Unfortunately with the inconsistency in the forecast data the last couple of days, I expect some changes before now and Saturday night. I feel confident that we race Saturday night but keeping the threat of showers and storms in my official forecast for now. The fan in me hopes the trend of pushing the rain more into Sunday continues as we get closer to Saturday night.
12:00 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Mostly sunny – temp: 66
2:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup Series Final Practice – Mostly sunny – temp: 70
4:40 p.m. EDT
Truck qualifying – Mostly sunny – temp: 72
6:40 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup qualifying – Mostly clear – temp: 73
8:30 p.m. EDT
Camping World Truck Race – Mostly clear – temp: 69
6:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup pre-race – Partly cloudy – temp: 83
7:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy – temp: 80
8:30 p.m. EDT
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy – temp: 77
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy, chance of a shower or storm – temp: 74
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy, chance of a shower or storm – temp: 72
Sprint Cup race – Partly cloudy chance of a shower or storm – temp: 70