X

NASCAR at Talladega 2020 Postponed to Monday Because of Inclement Weather

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 21, 2020

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA - JUNE 21: The NASCAR Toyota Track Drying Team works to dry the track prior to the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500at Talladega Superspeedway on June 21, 2020 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

NASCAR announced that Sunday's Geico 500 has been postponed because of inclement weather, with rain and lightning at the Talladega Speedway in Lincoln, Alabama. 

The race has been rescheduled for Monday at 3 p.m. ET on Fox. 

FOX: NASCAR @NASCARONFOX

OFFICIAL: Due to rain, NASCAR Cup Series racing at Talladega has been postponed. See you tomorrow at 3p ET on FOX! https://t.co/SqLwD8i1bR

There may not be any racing on Sunday, but that doesn't mean there wasn't any good driving:

NASCAR @NASCAR

Best save of the day might've come before the green flag 👀 https://t.co/PqBiqUhQwE

The day also wasn't without controversy. NASCAR officially banned the Confederate flag from its race tracks and events earlier this month, though people angry at that decision took measures to display the flag in the nearby area on Sunday. 

Per ESPN, "Vehicles lined the boulevard outside Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, waving the flag and a plane flew above the track towing a banner of the Confederate flag that said 'Defund NASCAR.'"

Bob Pockrass @bobpockrass

Here is a view that shows where the Confederate flag is flying with the message “Defund NASCAR” https://t.co/4tQpUnJxfh

The Geico 500 was set to be the first NASCAR race to have paying fans in attendance since March, with about 5,000 people at the track. Prior races had empty grandstands due to social distancing measures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  

NASCAR invited 1,000 South Florida service members for the Dixie Vodka 400 on June 14 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

🚨 SPORTS NEWS ➡️ YOUR INBOX

The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.