TALLADEGA, Al.— Weather not only played a role in on-track activity on Friday at Talladega Superspeedway, but it also played a role in many drivers arriving to the track on Friday.
In an effort to save on costs, many teams decide to stay in Charlotte, North Carolina an extra day due to on-track activity for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series slated during the afternoon. However, rain in the Charlotte and Talladega area caused flight delays for many drivers.
Jamie McMurray had to hitch a ride with Kyle Busch to Talladega:
Kurt Busch was also one of the drivers delayed in Charlotte. Busch was slated to be in the deadline room at Talladega at 12:45 p.m. EST, but was pushed back to after 3:00 p.m. EST.
Although rain hampered on-track activity and team arrival on Friday, the rest of the weekend is scheduled to have sunshine and blue skies.