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Xfinity Series race postponed to 11 a.m. Sunday; Friday’s Sprint Cup practices canceled

EDITOR’S NOTE: With the Sprint Cup race being postponed by rain to noon ET Sunday, the Xfinity race has been pushed back to after the Cup race. The Xfinity race will begin 45 minutes after the Cup race Sunday.

A daylong forecast for rain forced NASCAR to scrub all activity Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Drive for the Cure 300 Xfinity Series race was postponed to 11 a.m. Sunday. The first elimination race in the series’ inaugural Chase (cutting the contenders from 12 to eight) will be shown on NBCSN.

Two Sprint Cup practices slated for Friday afternoon also were canceled.

The 1.5-mile track’s Saturday schedule currently remains intact with the Bank of America 500 slated for 7 p.m. on NBC.

Kevin Harvick will start on the pole position.

Here’s a Charlotte Motor Speedway release announcing Friday’s news:

Inclement weather has forced all Friday on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway to be postponed, with the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina moved to Sunday at 11 a.m. while Saturday’s Bank of America 500 – the only Saturday night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – remains on schedule for 7 p.m.

Ticketholders for Friday’s race are will be admitted for Sunday. Fans with questions regarding tickets can contact the speedway ticket office at (704) 455-FANS (3267).

Saturday’s schedule remains the same. Gates will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, while the Fan Zone opens at 9 a.m.