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Rain's Potential Arrival Puts NASCAR In Difficult Position

Rain's Potential Arrival Puts NASCAR In Difficult Position

If you've been checking out the weather forecasts from the unofficial NASCAR weathermanyou've seen that the outlook for Sunday night's Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway is not good.
Meteorologist Brian Neudorff posted two different forecast models on his blog Saturdayand both have big time rain over Atlanta around the start time of the race.
And apparentlythat's just the beginning of it. The system contains moisture associated with Tropical Storm Leewhich is currently affecting New Orleans.
If part of the slow-moving Lee reaches Atlanta by Sunday nightthe forecast for Monday is also a washout. Could NASCAR see a Tuesday race on the week before the Chase cutoff in Richmond?
That's a worst-case scenario no one wants to think about. But NASCAR must be already considering its optionssince the forecast looks so grim.
One option NASCAR says it will not consider is moving up the start time of the race by several hours.
The primary reasonin NASCAR's viewis fans who are attending the race might not hear about the time change and therefore miss part of it – or all of it. That's a huge problem for fans traveling from long distances or who have planned their weekend around a 7:30 p.m. Start time.
Another reason is the TV contract. NASCAR and ESPN agreed on a 7:30 start timeand that broadcast window is already set.
Obviouslythose are valid reasons. But here's the thing: While starting the race early and perhaps racing to halfway would hurt some fansso would running a Tuesday race that even fewer could attend in person or even watch on TV.
If we all wake up on Sunday and the forecast says Lee is all but certain to arrive later in the eveningit's going to be painful to wait around all day while cars could have raced in dry conditions and then endure a rainout.
Of coursethere's also a chance forecasters could be wrong. And in that caseNASCAR would look bad by moving up the start time for no reason.
So it's not an enviable position in which officials find themselves. But there will be plenty of second-guessing if the rain comes Sunday night after a mostly dry day.
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Post Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:00 pm

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I'm watching WOO on SPEEDTV since we may not have a race tonight.
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HiddenHollow wrote:I'm watching WOO on SPEEDTV since we may not have a race tonight.




Me Too,,,,,, But I programmed my TV for ESPN at Race time in case LOL
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Post Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:39 pm

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Whooooa, if it's goin-ta rain in Hot-Lanta, I want too Change my pick's ;)
If the race is rained-out, that mean's Brad K will Win on Monday :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: ;) ;)
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BOO on Brad...lol (I just don't like him)
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Post Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:46 pm

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I don't think that's allowed, j. We could all be screwed! :? :| :(

What are you doing Monday... or Tuesday? ;)

Check out the weather radar, it doesn't look good.
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That radar doesn't look good. Just read on NASCAR.com that they moved the start up by 20 min but the way that radar looks I don't think 20 minutes is going to do much to help.
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TishR wrote:That radar doesn't look good. Just read on NASCAR.com that they moved the start up by 20 min but the way that radar looks I don't think 20 minutes is going to do much to help.

I was thinking the same thing when I read that - what the heck is 20 minutes going to buy them?!? :?
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HiddenHollow wrote:
TishR wrote:That radar doesn't look good. Just read on NASCAR.com that they moved the start up by 20 min but the way that radar looks I don't think 20 minutes is going to do much to help.

I was thinking the same thing when I read that - what the heck is 20 minutes going to buy them?!? :?




NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Post Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:57 pm

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Right - so what was the point? Dumb NASCAR. :x
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Damm it, j put's $20 in the cuss jar :x That's goin-a wreck my week-end plan's :x *#@*) Mother Nature........
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Their hoping to get to 1/2 way and then call the race. With Tony in the back, it doea n't look good for him to get to the front in time.
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Nascar better get with it .
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peanut1439 wrote:Their hoping to get to 1/2 way and then call the race. With Tony in the back, it doea n't look good for him to get to the front in time.

SHeeeeeSH, their go's Tony's Bad to the Bone car then :( :( :roll:
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Post Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:45 pm

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On Jayski they have an update on weather, they say light rain maybe, but the heavy rain should miss them to the west. So lets hope people.
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