Rain cancels Truck qualifying, Cup practice
August 03, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
LONG POND, Pa. -- NASCAR activities at Pocono Raceway are currently being delayed due to inclement weather that moved through the area overnight.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams were scheduled to be on track at 9 a.m. for the first of two practice sessions (9-9:50 a.m. ET and 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. ET). Both sessions were rained out, and the garage will close at 2 p.m. ET. Teams will use notes from yesterday's one session and their June practice logs.
Also impacted by the rain was NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, which was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. It was cancelled, and the field was set per the rule book with Miguel Paludo, fastest in practice, on the pole. With 36 trucks in Pocono, no one goes home.
Track crews began drying efforts before 9 a.m. on the 2.5-mile track.
Today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Pocono Mountains 125, which can be seen on SPEED, is scheduled to start when the track is ready.
Jimmie Johnson will start on the Coors Light Pole for Sunday’s GoBowling.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Johnson, the series’ points leader, won the pole on Friday with a track-record qualifying lap of 180.654 mph.