Rain Pushes NASCAR Races to Monday
"It's disappointing not to race Sunday] but this happens now and then -- we just have to get ready for Monday," Ryan Newman, the winner of the last Sprint race said. "We have a good car; we are in the top 10. I think we're going to be good Monday, we just have to live with it -- it's part of racing."
This makes for the second time in the last Sprint races the event is postponed. For the Nationwide race, this is the first time this year this happens. Initially, NASCAR intended to only allow Cup race ticket holders access to the Samsung 500, while O'Reilly 300 ticket holders would have been left in right after the checkered flag.
This decision was amended and now holders of tickets for one event can sit in for both races.
"It was the fan-friendly thing to do in terms of allowing our fans with either ticket to stay for both races," Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway president said according to NASCAR.
"The weather has inconvenienced all of them and for those who are able to stay they may as well enjoy 801 miles of NASCAR racing."
"We expect to accommodate all of those ticketholders and are optimistic that they will respect each other and find a nearby seat if they have the identical one."
Fox will broadcast the Samsung Mobile 500, while the O'Reilly 300 will be on ESPN2.