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Rain postpones Xfinity race at Darlington to Thursday

Rain postpones Xfinity race

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MAY 19: A general view of empty stands without fans due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 19, 2020 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Persistent rain has forced the postponement of Tuesday’s Toyota 200 Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway.

The race has been rescheduled to Noon ET on Thursday (to be televised on FS1).

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NASCAR had originally moved up the start time for tonight’s race from 8 to 6 p.m. ET because of approaching rain.

The rain came along even sooner, however, prompting the start of tonight’s race to be delayed.

NASCAR waited two hours from the rescheduled start time before calling the race at 8 p.m. ET.

Track dryers made numerous passes throughout the afternoon and into the evening, but their efforts continued to be washed away.

Thursday’s forecast from calls for a 64% chance of precipitation at the time of the rescheduled race start.

Prior to the postponement, NASCAR announced all drivers had passed pre-race health screenings. All drivers and team members returned to Charlotte after the race was called and will return Thursday morning.

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