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Breaking down the weather forecast for Firekeepers Casino 400

Weather is always a factor for NASCAR races, so here’s what’s projected for the Firekeepers Casino 400 race at the Michigan International Speedway.

Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 DEKALB Ford, and William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, lead the field to start the NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 09, 2020 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

NASCAR is heading down to the Michigan International Speedway for the Firekeepers Casino 400. On Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, the Xfinity Series will run the New Holland 250, and to wrap up race weekend, the Cup Series will run the Firekeepers Casino 400 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Both races will air on NBC Sports.

Below we’ll take a look at the weather projected for the Michigan International Speedway this weekend in Brooklyn, Michigan, with info courtesy of AccuWeather. Since we are still a couple of days out from race weekend, the forecasts are all tentative.

Saturday, August 21st

Hi 85°, Low 68°: Humid with clouds and sun, 7% chance of rain

3:30 p.m. ET, New Holland 250 (125 laps, 250 miles)

Sunday, August 22nd

Hi 82°, Low 61°: A thunderstorm around in the morning, humid with partial sunshine, 50% chance of rain

3:00 p.m. ET, FireKeepers Casino 400 (200 laps, 400 miles)