FONTANA, Calif. – Persistent rainfall with a pinch of snow prevailed in Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
The second round of the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule has been postponed until Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Officials attempted to dry the track in the mid-afternoon during a small open window of sunshine as it peeked through the clouds. Opening ceremonies were conducted – including invocation, national anthem, and grand marshal – in hopes the field would see some green flag racing. Within minutes of engines firing and cars leaving pit road for the initial pace laps, the clouds closed to bring the rain down once again.
Qualifying for the race was canceled earlier today, along with NASCAR Cup Series qualifying for Sunday’s Pala Casino 400. Starting grids were set by a metric system introduced by the sanctioning body. Last week’s Xfinity Series winner Austin Hill will lead the field to green, while Christopher Bell will start on pole for the Cup Series race.
Double-duty drivers Austin Dillon, Reddick and Ross Chastain will start 15th, 24th and 38th, respectively in the Xfinity race.
Ticket holders for Saturday’s canceled encounters will have their purchases honored for Sunday to attend both main events.