For the first time in over 20 years, NASCAR is calling a snow day.
Sunday’s STP 500 has been postponed to Monday after snow blanketed Martinsville Speedway overnight. It’s the first time snow has postponed a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race since 1993 in Atlanta.
As you’ll see in the photo and video below, Martinsville looks awfully different than NASCAR fans are used to seeing it.
Here’s an explanation from NASCAR executive vice president Steve O’Donnell:
Better to be safe than sorry.
Snow began falling Saturday afternoon in Ridgeway, Va., according to ESPN. As a result, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race was halted after 23 laps. It will resume from that point at 11 a.m. ET on Monday, with the Cup race scheduled to follow at 2 p.m.
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