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Sunday Schedule Adjusted with Discouraging Forecast

Atlanta Motor Speedway and NASCAR officials announced Saturday Afternoon that the schedule for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 has been adjusted due to the threat of rain. Sunday’s forecast for the Atlanta area includes a 90 percent chance of rain all the way through Monday morning.

The race will begin at approximately 1:06 pm/ET, an hour earlier than the originally scheduled start time. NASCAR hopes it can get the race started and maybe make it through two stages for an official race before the rains come.

The hourly forecast on weather.com indicates a 65 percent chance of rain beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, with those odds increasing throughout the day.

Updated Schedule for Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

  • 7:30 a.m. ET – MENCS Garage Opens
  • 11 a.m. ET – Pre-race Concert featuring Chris Janson
  • 12:15 p.m. ET – Driver Introductions
  • 1:00 p.m. ET – Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (325 Laps, 500.5 Miles)

The schedule could change with the uncertain weather forecast. Be sure to stay tuned to @Frontstretch on Twitter for any updates on the schedule.

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His favorite tracks on the circuit include Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, and Bristol Motor Speedway.

During the season, Christian also spends time as a photographer with multiple other outlets shooting Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Minor League & Major League Baseball, and NCAA Football.

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