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The drivers and crews of the XFINITY Series will have to do a bit of guesswork in their preparation for the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway, as all three scheduled practice sessions for the race were rained out on Thursday (Jul. 6).
Patches of rain was the story of the day at Kentucky. Whenever the Air Titans would take to the track during a dry stretch, Mother Nature would swoop back in to thwart the efforts to get the sessions in.
As a result of the rain, NASCAR has rescheduled the third practice session for Friday. Teams will get 85 minutes of practice starting at 8:30 a.m. That will be all the on-track time allotted prior to qualifying.
Qualifying for the event will be Friday (Jul. 7) afternoon at 4:30 p.m. and will air live on NBCSN. 43 cars are entered for the 40-car show.
The Alsco 300 is set for Friday night at 8:15 p.m., where the 39 other competitors will try to unseat defending race winner Kyle Busch. Additionally, rookie William Byron will attempt to win his third consecutive race.
The event will air on NBCSN and the Performance Racing Network.
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Michael Massie is a writer for Frontstretch. Massie, a Richmond, Va. native, has been a NASCAR superfan since childhood, when he frequented races at Richmond International Raceway. Massie is a lover of short track racing and travels around to the ones in his region. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies.
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