CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - The NASCAR Xfinity series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been postponed and all on-track activity for Friday cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew, according to race officials.
The Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, which is the final race in the XFINITY Series Chase's Round of 12, has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday.
A State of Emergency has been declared for all 100 counties in North Carolina in response to the storm. The storm has shifted slightly northward and is now expected to bring heavier bands of wind and rain further north Saturday as it approaches North Carolina.
Impacts from the storm are expected to be greatest early Saturday into Sunday morning. During the next three days, the storm is predicted to dump as much as 15 inches of rain on southeastern North Carolina and between 5 and 10 inches of rain in eastern North Carolina, and 2-5 inches in central parts of the state.
Saturday’s Bank of America 500 – the only Saturday night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – remains on schedule for 7 p.m.
Ticketholders for Friday’s race are will be admitted for Sunday. Fans with questions regarding tickets can contact the speedway ticket office at (704) 455-FANS (3267).
Saturday's schedule remains the same. Gates will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, while the Fan Zone opens at 9 a.m.
For more information on the race, visit NASCAR.com.