Friday, October 15, 2010

Weekend Racing Weather Forecast: Oct 15th to 17th, 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Charlotte Motor Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup/ NASCAR Nationwide Series

Friday: Overall, the forecast calls for a precipitation-free weekend for the NASCAR tour in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Always regarded as an weather sensitive track, Charlotte Motor Speedway's various Friday activities are going to keep drivers and crew members busy chasing variances between temperatures and daylight. With NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying wrapped up, two afternoon practice sessions remain for the 43 cars running Saturday night's Back of America 500 on the 1.5 mile speedway. Temperatures between 67-73 degrees Fahrenheit (19-22 degrees Celsius) is expected as the Cup cars dial in their race cars. Lots of sun is slated to beam on the 1.5 mile track.

The major competition on track Friday will be the NASCAR Nationwide Series. With the series' qualifying for their Dollar General 300 race will run after 3 P.M. Eastern time when ambient temperatures will be a daily high of 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius).  A strong West-South West wind is predicted to reach up to 16 miles per hour during the daily time.

At night, the NASCAR Nationwide Series' Dollar General 300 starts past 7:30 P.M. starts on a clear autumn night with a still comfortable temperature of 62 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius). Through the event, expect temps to fall by 10 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale.   

Saturday: No weather activities prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup event is likely to provide a lower than accustomed to track surface temperature. Replicating Friday skies, Saturday's consistent sun will work some magic in building heat into the asphalt. With temperatures starting at the lows of Friday's final practice (62 degrees Fahrenheit or 17 degrees Celsius), the NASCAR Sprint Cup's Bank of America 500 will lead teams into less known territory as race conditions dip below the mid-50s.

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