Track drying, Charlotte Xfinity race moving closer to green flag

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CONCORD, North Carolina — The Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is set to begin at 8:31 p.m. ET after a lengthy rain delay.

The Drive for the Cure 300 was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The broadcast now will begin at 7:30.

Driver introductions are set for 7:45 p.m. The national anthem will be performed at 8:16 and the command to start engines will be given at 8:23.

When the race starts Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney will start on the front row.

Rain also forced the cancellation of Xfinity qualifying and both Cup practice sessions Saturday.

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