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NASCAR Cup Series dirt race postponed due to flood warnings and rain

The races at Bristol Motor Speedway have been rescheduled because of the weather.

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The NASCAR Cup Series dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway has been postponed until Monday, March 29.

The speedway announced the move citing "safety concerns surrounding Sullivan Co. flood warnings and continued rain," Bristol said in a statement. The qualifying heat races for the Cup Series and the Truck Series were also canceled last night.

The NASCAR Cup Series will be at 4:00 p.m. ET on Monday and the Camping World Truck Series will be at 12:00 p.m. ET.

The Cup Series will be broadcasted on FOX and the Truck Series will be on FS1.

BMS said all tickets for the Cup Series will be honored at the gate at 4:00 p.m. Those who have tickets to the truck race can use their existing tickets and will be allowed to stay for the Cup race, pending there is enough room for social distancing.

It is the first time the NASCAR Cup Series has been on a dirt track in 51 years. The last time this happened was in 1970.

The speedway says there will be COVID-19 protocols in place. Fans must wear masks when they arrive, as they are entering the gates and in high traffic areas. After that, they can "remove their mask when they are in their assigned seat location," according to Bristol.

BMS is operating at a less than 25% percent capacity and social distancing is required. Contactless methods are in place for tickets and concessions, the speedway said.

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