NASCAR’s Wednesday night Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was postponed due to rain and is now set for Thursday night at 7 p.m. EDT, and will be broadcast on FS1. The Alsco Uniforms 500 is scheduled to cover 208 laps of the 1.5-mile oval for 312 miles, or just over 500 kilometers.
William Byron will start at the front of a starting lineup that was set by inverting the order of the top 20 finishers from the Coca-Cola 600, which puts winner Brad Keselowski in 20th position. The bottom 20 were inverted for positions 21-40, but Jimmie Johnson will start last, even though he was listed in 40th because he was disqualified from the Coca-Cola 600 after his car failed a post-race inspection.
NASCAR has also bumped the Xfinity Series race that was scheduled for Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway to Monday at 7 p.m. because the shortened turnaround wouldn’t give the Fox Sports broadcast crew enough time to relocate for Saturday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report