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Rain delays Preseason Thunder Truck testing

January 14, 2014, Staff report,

Teams were scheduled to be on track at 9 a.m. ET

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Day 2 of Preseason Thunder testing for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was delayed Tuesday morning by overnight rain.

The Air Titan track-drying system was circling Daytona International Speedway at the scheduled 9 a.m. ET starting time in hopes of salvaging some practice time with the new generation of truck body. The Daytona Beach forecast calls for heavy cloud cover but only a slight chance of precipitation.

Monday's test session for the Truck Series was adjusted to allow for more track time with the threat of rain on the way. NASCAR officials added 45 minutes to the afternoon session, which was originally scheduled to end at 5 p.m. ET.

A handful of teams had already packed up to leave Tuesday morning, but several others stayed in hopes of gathering more data and tuning up for the series-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 on Feb. 21 at Daytona.