NASCAR Weather Forecast: Weather Projections for This Weekend at Michigan International Speedway


We were close, but a few too many states west of Jay-Z being a Hall of Fame NASCAR driver instead of a Hip-Hop billionaire. We are heading to Brooklyn…..Michigan for this weekend’s NASCAR race. The FireKeeper Casino 400 will take place at Michigan International Speedway. The 400 mile/200 lap race will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 7 and will air on USA Network. Chase Elliot is the current favorite to win it all this weekend with +600 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will also qualify and will race on Saturday, August 6. The Xfinity Series kicks off Saturday morning at 9:05 a.m. ET with practice and ends its day with the New Holland 250 at 3:30 p.m. The race will air on USA Network. Noah Gragson is the favorite to win heading into the weekend with +400 odds.

Before Sunday’s main event, teams and drivers will face off in a qualifying event on Saturday, August 6 at 1:20 a.m. The weather will play an important role not only in the race but also in qualifying which will determine the order of the grid. Weather can alter track conditions, change the pace of the race and even cause accidents. It looks like we’re in for a probably dry weekend, but there’s a chance of rain.

Below, we’ll take a look at the projected weather for Michigan International Speedway this weekend in Brooklyn, MI, with information courtesy of AccuWeather. As always with weather forecasts are all provisional.

Saturday August 6

Hi 84°, Low 70°: Partly sunny and humid, chance of rain 25%

9:35 a.m. ET, Xfinity Series Qualifiers
1:20 p.m. ET, Cup Series Qualifier
3:30 p.m. ET, New Holland 250, Xfinity Series (125 laps, 250 miles)

Sunday August 7

Hi 87°, Low 70°: Wet; afternoon showers, chance of rain 41%

3 p.m. ET, FireKeepers Casino 400, Cup Series (200 spins, 400 miles)


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