Weather could affect NASCAR Weekend at speedway
Rain could affect races this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- NASCAR Weekend is getting off to a wet start in Las Vegas.
More than 250,000 fans are expected to pack the stands at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday through Sunday in anticipation of seeing two of NASCAR's biggest races.
Mother Nature may have other plans though.
As of 11 a.m., the speedway is using jet dryers in an attempt to dry the track, according to spokesperson Jeff Motley.
Motley says that they are always prepared for rainy weather and the drivers and teams are ready to go as soon as the track is ready.
At this point, if there is no more significant rain Friday afternoon, there should be plenty of time for the necessary practices and qualifying rounds.
Scattered rain showers are expected throughout the Valley until early Friday evening and temperatures will hover in the upper 40s and 50s.
Some precipitation is also expected early Saturday and the temperature is expected to peak at 59 degrees.
Sunday's weather will be partly cloudy and breezy with a high of 63 degrees.
The Sprint Cup Series Stratosphere Pole day qualifier was originally scheduled to begin at 3:40 p.m. Friday. The Sam's Town 300 is currently scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Saturday and the Kobalt Tools 400 will begin at noon on Sunday.