NASCAR: Track Activities Postponed Saturday at Talladega Due to Weather

Dustin ParksAnalyst IApril 24, 2010

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 24:  Crews line up for inspection in the garage as all track activities are cancelled due to weather at Talladega Superspeedway on April 24, 2010 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Due to the severe weather that is hitting Alabama, Talladega Superspeedway officials have postponed all track activities for Saturday.

A strong line of thunderstorms with the potential to produce tornadoes will be coming through the central Alabama area through Saturday night. Officials have elected to do a double-header for Sunday, with the Sprint Cup Aaron's 499 starting at Noon CT/1 p.m. ET.

The Nationwide race will follow approximately an hour after the conclusion of the Cup race.

In a release, Talladega officials said, "This decision was made based on advice from the National Weather Service and the Talladega County Emergency Management Agency."

Vice President of Corporate Communications, Jim Hunter, said that he spoke with meteorologists throughout the week. The feedback given was that all the weather will pass through on Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sunday's forecast has partly cloudy skies with wind. However, there's no rain in the forecast.

Coverage of the Aaron's 499 will be on FOX, while the Nationwide Race will be broadcast by ESPN2.