XFINITY: Alsco 300 At Kentucky Postponed Due To Severe Weather

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Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kentucky Speedway has been postponed due to weather. (NASCAR photo)

SPARTA, Ky. – Strong storms that rolled into the northern Kentucky area forced NASCAR and Kentucky Speedway officials to postpone Friday night’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300.

The race, which was scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET start, will now be run Saturday afternoon at 12 noon ET, creating a one-day NASCAR doubleheader for the second week in a row.

“NASCAR and Kentucky Speedway have decided to postpone tonight’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race until tomorrow,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer. “Fan safety is our No. 1 priority. Due to extreme weather forecasted deep into this evening, we did not see any opportunity to get the race completed tonight.”

Last weekend’s XFINITY race from Daytona Int’l Speedway was also postponed to Saturday afternoon due to weather.

Kyle Busch scored the pole for the 300-mile event earlier in the afternoon, and will lead the field to green alongside Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones.

Row two will find a pair of Team Penske stablemates in Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski, followed by a pair of Chevrolets piloted by William Byron and Tyler Reddick.

Byron will chase his third-straight series win on Saturday afternoon, with live coverage of the race being broadcast by NBCSN, the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

 

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Jacob Seelman is the Managing Editor of Race Chaser Online and creator of the Motorsports Madness radio show, airing at 7 p.m. Eastern every Monday on the Performance Motorsports Network.

Seelman grew up in the sport, watching his grandparents co-own the RaDiUs Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series team in the 1990s.

The 23-year-old is currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., and is also serving as the full-time tour announcer for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series.

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