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Breaking down the weather forecast for the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

Weather is always a factor for NASCAR races, so here’s what’s projected for the Bristol Motor Speedway this week as they get set for a weekend on the freshly installed dirt track.

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Sunday update: All of Sunday’s events have been delayed until Monday. The Truck Series race is rescheduled for Monday at noon ET and will air on FS1. The Cup Series race is rescheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. ET and will air on FOX.

UPDATE: Qualifying heats were canceled on Saturday due to rain. The bad weather continues this morning with light rain expected until 5 p.m. The truck series race was moved from Saturday to after the Cup race on Sunday, and we’ll wait and see if the Food City Dirt Race gets delayed.

NASCAR will be getting dirty this weekend from Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee with some dirt track racing. The Cup Series will hold the Food City Dirt Race on Sunday, March 28th at 3:30 p.m. ET, while the Camping World Truck Series will get started on Saturday, March 27th at 8 p.m. ET.

With the course converted to a dirt track, plenty of eyes will be on what the weather will look like and what could happen in the event of too much rain. Depending on the amount of rain, the dirt could take hours to dry, so hopefully this unique weekend of racing can be pulled off without any weather issues.

This weekend’s weather report for the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee comes from Accuweather.

Saturday, March 27th

Hi 74°, Low 54°: Warm, occasional etc, 60% cloud cover with 13% chance of rain during the day. There is a 67% chance of thunderstorms late in the evening.

8:00 p.m. ET, Pinty’s Truck Race on Dirt (134 laps laps, 201 miles)

Sunday, March 28th

Hi 64°, Low 35°: Intermittent cloudiness, 27% chance of of thunderstorms in the afternoon, 64% cloud color

3:30 p.m. ET, Food City Dirt Race (250 laps, 133.25 miles)