Rain Kos Night Of Racing At Lowes
May 22, 2003 | 1:37 P.M. EST
In addition, Friday night's Charlotte Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway has been canceled due to muddy track conditions. Saturday night's Charlotte Outlaw Showdown remains on schedule. Friday night ticket holders may exchange their tickets for Saturday night or receive credit toward a future event at The Dirt Track by visiting the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office. Ticket holders who wish to request a refund should mail their unused Friday tickets to: WoO Refund, Lowe's Motor Speedway, P.O. Box 600, Concord, N.C. 28026.
"Maybe we should think about starting a boat series in NASCAR," said Johnny Benson, driver of the No. 10 Valvoline Pontiac. "With as much rain as we have had today we could put on a pretty good show for the fans.
"As far as Winston Cup, this rain delay doesn’t really matter a whole lot. Losing Thursday will put us on our normal weekend schedule of qualifying on Friday, practicing on Saturday and racing on Sunday. I’m sorry for the fans who were coming out tonight, but even Nascar has trouble getting Mother Nature to cooperate. I hear it isn’t looking real good for tomorrow either, but I hope we can get practice and qualifying in.
"If we miss tomorrow then I think the crew chief’s might start getting a little nervous. They all know Charlotte pretty well by now. But, last weekend’s practice and the Winston were all about making your car good on short runs. This weekend in a 600-mile race you better be good on long runs. This is the longest race of the year, but if your car isn’t good on the long runs then its going to seem this race is 1,000 miles not 600 miles."
Tentative Schedule for Friday, May 23:
8:00 a.m.-- Gates Open
9:00 a.m.-- ADG 100 ARCA race
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. -- NASCAR Winston Cup Practice
11:35 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. -- NASCAR Busch Series Practice
1:00 p.m. -- NASCAR Winston Cup Qualifying
Followed by: -- NASCAR Busch Series Qualifying
Followed by: -- NASCAR Busch Series Practice (1 hour time permitting)
Tickets can be obtained for Saturday's CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, Charlotte Outlaw Showdown and Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 by calling the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.