NASCAR fans should pack a poncho for race day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - NASCAR fans heading to the Kentucky Speedway will definitely want to pack their favorite driver's poncho.

"Rounds of showers and storms will be around throughout the day and into the evening," said WKYT chief meteorologist Chris Bailey. "The silver lining is the storms will decrease some during the evening, so hopefully we can get the race in."

The rain threat comes as this week's stop on the Sprint Cup circuit is the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway Oval.

Weather problems have plagued this race in recent years.

"High winds caused damage the night before the race two years ago. Race day itself had temperatures approaching 100 degrees. Last year, it was the rain that caused a lot of issues," said Bailey.

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