Racing Weekend Weather – NASCAR at Kentucky, F1 Too

The weather has been a bit frightful across the Midwest and the Northeast over the past 48 hours, but with conditions now starting to improve and clear, NASCAR may be among the happiest. Tonight the Sprint Cup Series races at Kentucky Speedway, and will look for clear skies throughout the night to get the full event in.

Earlier in the race weekend, I wrote a column for Beyond the Flag discussing the threat that rain and thunderstorms brought to the bluegrass state, particularly on Thursday and Friday. Much to the dismay of race fans, Mother Nature did deliver, with heavy to near flooding rains in Sparta, Kentucky that would cancel Cup qualifying and delay on track activities for two consecutive days.

Of course, NASCAR was not the only series to be likely impacted by weather over the weekend. Practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park happened under wet conditions, while Formula One has been dodging the raindrops too at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix.

Be sure to continue to check in for my weather updates on Beyond The Flag, and for even more great weather pieces right here on Weather Unlimited.

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