DOVER, Del.– With intermittent weather soaking Dover International Speedway for much of Saturday afternoon, NASCAR has postponed the Drive Sober 200 to Sunday at 10 a.m. ET (CNBC, MRN, SiriusXM).
When it does go green, the 200-mile event will be the second race of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase playoffs.
The weather had a domino effect all day, first cutting the first Sprint Cup practice session 10 minutes short before the skies let up just long enough to get round one of XFINITY qualifying in.
Then the weather returned, cancelling the rest of qualifying and setting the starting order by the first round times, before ultimately washing out the remainder of the day as a whole.
Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Erik Jones and Kyle Busch are scheduled to lead the field to green on Sunday from the front row, however Busch’s participation is not confirmed, with the first elimination race in the Sprint Cup Chase rolling later in the afternoon on Sunday and the twinbill causing concerns among Cup Chase teams.
Ryan Blaney will replace third-qualified Joey Logano in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, while Regan Smith will substitute for
Any fans that bought a ticket to the Saturday event can use them for Sunday admission, and the track also confirmed that those fans are permitted to stick around for the Sprint Cup event later in the day.