With heavy rain from Hurricane Hermine expected in the area, NASCAR has called off all on-track activities Friday at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
Two practices were scheduled Friday for Saturday’s Xfinity race, as well as two Cup practices.
Qualifying for the races have been canceled, with both lineups set up by points. That means Kevin Harvick will be on the pole for the Southern 500 on Sunday and Elliott Sadler will start on the pole for the Xfinity race.
There will now be two Cup practices Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Xfinity cars will practice at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the green flag scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
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The weather forecast for Darlington is better for Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the 80s and a 10 percent chance of rain both days.