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Day 1 of Charlotte Gen-6 test WASHED OUT

January 17, 2013, Staff report,

Teams set to return Friday morning

Persistent rain washed out the opening day of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday.

The 33 teams scheduled to participate will return to the 1.5-mile track Friday morning for the final official shakedown of the sixth-generation car before its competition debut at Daytona International Speedway next month. Admission is free to fans.

To compensate for the lost track time, NASCAR added one hour to Friday's schedule. Cars will be on the track from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. ET, weather permitting. Saturday is not available as a rain date, NASCAR officials said.

The Charlotte area forecast calls for possible light snow in the Thursday overnight hours before clearing Friday morning.

Teams previously tested the new model at Charlotte on Dec. 11-12 of last year.