Sunday, February 5, 2023

Weather Delay Updates: NASCAR Xfinity Series at Darlington

Rain has stopped at Darlington Raceway, and track drying is underway. It seems the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway will resume soon. Photo Credit: John K Harrelson, NKP, Courtesy of Ford Performance


Cars are on the track and the race is back under caution. NASCAR is drying up a couple of nagging spots where water is still pouring out of walls. But the race is set to begin as soon as those couple of spots are all set.


There is a little bit of a hold up due to water flowing out from under the pit road wall. NASCAR is still attempting to get the water to stop flowing out of the pit road wall.

Drivers are in their cars and the race is set to resume very soon.

Television coverage is on USA Network.


Teams are uncovering their cars on pit road and NASCAR has told the drivers to return to their cars at 6:00 PM ET for the resumption of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.

Noah Gragson is the leader at lap 67 of the 147 lap event, and he was also the winner of Stage 1.

Brandon Jones will restart in second, while Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell and Sheldon Creed will make up positions three through five.

Ty Gibbs, AJ Allmendinger, Austin Hill, Ross Chastain and Josh Berry round out the top-10 in the running order as the race stands.

After 67 of 147 scheduled laps, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway went under the red flag due to rain.

Noah Gragson is the current leader of the event, but with the race not quite to the mid-way point, the race is not official, just yet. Thankfully, weather has moved out of the area and track drying is happening.

According to our weather partner, RaceWeather, isolated showers to the Southeast of the track are weakening and the closest lightning to the track is nearly 100 miles away.

While no official time table has been given from NASCAR for a resumption of the race, it is looking more and more likely that this race will get all the way in this evening.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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