Friday, August 10, 2012

First NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice at Watkins Glen Cancelled Due to Rain

Rain hitting a NASCAR race weekend two weeks in a row (Getty)
The first Finger Lakes 355 practice scheduled for early Friday afternoon at Watkins Glen International has been cancelled due to rain. The final 80-minute practice session is scheduled to run Friday at 4:10 pm (ET) and be televised by Speed.

The Nationwide Series cars use rain tires and ran a session on the wet track, but the Cup series doesn't, and won't.

Updates on the session to follow, if it runs.

Update: The final practice session began late due to moisture still on the track. After 50 minutes, Brad Keselowski had posted the fastest lap. 

Update: Kurt Busch finished with the fastest lap in the rain shortened session (61 minutes). 

Watkins Glen Practice Notes

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