NASCARNASCAR Xfinity SeriesRain, Snow Postpone Xfinity Race in California

Rain, Snow Postpone Xfinity Race in California

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.

Justin Schuoler
Justin Schuoler
Justin’s experience starts back in the mid-90s racing dirt bikes and ATVs. He won a local championship in 1999, and competed in multiple endurance grand prix races across Southern California. In 2015, he shifted from two wheels to four wheels, winning his first sprint kart race and finishing second in that championship. Now he works as a race official with that very club while working on making a comeback to the track. Simultaneously, his journalism career began with NASCAR and Supercross. First started with Speedway Media, he now works as the web developer and tech manager for Kickin’ the Tires. He met his significant other at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and after he and Rachel married in 2018, they together have covered west coast races in karting, Supercross, NASCAR, drag racing, dirt racing, World of Outlaws, and even a visit to his original motocross club.


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