Kentucky Speedway

Xfinity race postponed, creating doubleheader at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday

The pace car for Friday night’s Xfinity Series Alsco 300 was caught in high water in Sparta. The race was postponed until Saturday.
The pace car for Friday night’s Xfinity Series Alsco 300 was caught in high water in Sparta. The race was postponed until Saturday. AP

The NASCAR Xfinity Alsco 300 was postponed Friday evening due to severe thunderstorms in the area.

The race has been rescheduled for noon Saturday as part of a doubleheader with the Monster Energy Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts.

“Fan safety is our number one priority. Due to extreme weather forecasted deep into this evening, we did not see any opportunity to get the race completed tonight,” Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer said in a statement.

Kentucky Speedway will open gates at 10 a.m. Saturday and honor tickets for admission for both the Alsco 300 and the Quaker State 400, according to a release from the speedway. In the event of seating conflicts, fans with tickets to the Quaker State 400 will have seating priority. Fans with just tickets to the Xfinity race will be admitted until 3 p.m.

The weather forecast for Saturday in Sparta, according to Accuweather.com calls for partly sunny skies and little chance for precipitation.

Kyle Busch won the pole for the Alsco 300 and the Quaker State 400 which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Both races will be televised on NBC Sports Network.

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