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K&N Pro Series East Opener at New Smyrna Postponed

February 10, 2019 • App, Archives, Region - Southeast, Speedweeks Central, Speedweeks Central - Pavement, Stock Cars

For the second night in a row, Mother Nature rained on the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing parade at New Smyrna Speedway (FL).

 

Sunday night’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener was postponed due to rain throughout the afternoon and evening at the half-mile.

 

Due to the rainout, the event will now be contested Monday at 7:00 PM Eastern to kick off Night Three of the World Series.  The features originally scheduled for Monday will follow the K&N East event, including the first Tour-type Modified race of the World Series.

 

Pro Late Models will follow the K&N Pro Series East race for 35 laps, with the 35-lap Florida Modifieds feature after that.  The 50-lap Tour-type Modified feature will be next, with the 35-lap Super Late Model race closing out the evening.

 

There are no plans at this time to make up the Southern Sprint Car Shootout feature from Sunday's program.

 

Qualifying for the New Smyrna 175 had also been rained out.  Per the series rulebook, the starting lineup was set by practice speeds.  When the race begins Monday, Hailie Deegan will lead the field to the green flag, with Drew Dollar sharing the front row.

 

Sunday’s rainout was the 38th rainout in the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing since 1980.  It is the first time back-to-back nights have been washed out since 1984 at the World Series.

 

Along with tomorrow's Trackside Now coverage of the full night of racing, fans can visit Speed51 and watch the "Morning Bullring" weekly talk show, which will air on-location from New Smyrna tomorrow at 7:30 AM.  Guests on the show will include Harrison Burton, Doug Coby and Carson Kvapil.

 

Race fans can visit Speed51’s Speedweeks Index for news and results from all of Florida Speedweeks.  Click here to visit our Speedweeks Index.

 

Prior to the cancelation of Sundayy’s racing, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series cars hit the track for their final practice session.  Race fans can find updates, photos and more from the practice session by visiting Speed51’s Trackside Now coverage.

 

-Story by Zach Evans, Speed51.com Southeast Editor - Twitter: @ztevans

-Photo credit: Speed51.com

 

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