JOLIET, Ill. — staff report — Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Friday night’s Lucas Oil 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race was postponed by rain.
The race, stop No. 15 of 22 for the series, was moved to Saturday evening at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2.
Showers which hit the Joliet area earlier in the day washed out Truck Series qualifying, as well as qualifying for Sprint Cup teams and practice for the Nationwide Series. Sprint Cup teams were able to complete their one scheduled practice without interruption.
Truck Series teams completed two practices sessions Thursday, allowing NASCAR officials to determine Saturday night’s starting lineup based on combined speeds.
Points leader Johnny Sauter will start on the pole, with Brennan Newberry in the No. 2 spot. Jeb Burton, former series champion Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney round out the top five.
Earlier this year, two Truck Series events (at Martinsville, Va., and Bristol, Tenn.) were run a day later than originally scheduled due to inclement weather.