Rain scraps Charlotte Truck Series practices
May 15, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Soggy forecast pushes back on-track activity for All-Star weekend
CONCORD, N.C. -- A nagging rain and the threat of more during the balance of the day canceled Thursday's practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
A pair of two-hour practice sessions (4-6 and 7-9 p.m. ET) were scheduled ahead of Friday night's North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (8:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1).
Rain had let up midday after the threat of severe storms and flooding Friday morning, and track-drying efforts seemed to make progress on the 1.5-mile trac kunder overcast skies. But a steady shower 45 minutes before the scheduled start of practice wiped out all on-track activity.
Final practice for the Camping World Truck Series was expanded one hour earlier Friday morning. It will now run from 10 a.m. to noon ET.
Keystone Light Pole Qualifying is scheduled for a 5:40 p.m. ET Friday start with television broadcast on FOX Sports 1.
Friday's race is the fourth of the season for the truck tour. Defending series champion Matt Crafton -- winner of the series' round at Martinsville Speedway -- holds an eight-point lead in the series standings over Timothy Peters and four-time champ Ron Hornaday Jr.