Rain Delay

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I learned early on when you go to a NASCAR race you have to add an extra date just in case it rains and the race is delayed till the next day. The first couple of times I went to the early race at Texas Motor Speedway it rained and the race was postponed till Monday. Before I left for my trips I always told my boss that I could be there an extra day. A lot of people can’t or didn’t do that and they would lose their money. One organization within NASCAR is finally doing something they probably should have done a long time ago.

Speedway Motorsports is promising a ticket credit if a race race is postponed by the weather at it’s tracks in Atlanta, Bristol, Charlotte, Kentucky, Las Vegas, New Hampshire, Texas and Sonoma Raceway in California. If a fan can’t go to the rescheduled race they’ll receive a ticket credit toward a race at any their venues. Fans will have 60 days to request a credit from the original race date. That credit can be used within one calendar year at an SMI track or they can use the ticket to the same event the following season.

One of the races I went to at Texas that was delayed because of rain, we were on the backstretch on Monday and Dale Jarrett was blowing everyone away. His car came by and all you could hear was a hiss. Robert Yates cars were loud. I let a few words that I can’t print here. I knew Jarrett had run out of gas and he had to go all the way around to get to the pits. This was before the lucky dog and a driver could race back to the flag to get your lap back. Tony Stewart would not let Jarrett get back on the lead lap because Jarrett’s car was so good. I told my friend Shantal that it was going to cost Stewart later in the race. Sure enough Stewart was trying to catch up with drivers ahead of him late in the race and Jarrett would not let Stewart get around him. Stewart wound up finishing fifth.




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