NASCAR still hopeful of running Nationwide Series race at Richmond

Rain may have prevented the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from qualifying on Friday but there is still hope that the Nationwide Series will be able to run the ToyotaCare 250.

Fridays race is scheduled for 250 laps around the 0.75-mile Richmond International Raceway.

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Rain began to fall at the conclusion of Nationwide Series qualifying forcing crews to scramble and cover cars. Moments later qualifying for the Cup race was cancelled.

Currently NASCAR has the Air Titan trying to dry the track. A competition caution has been scheduled for lap 40.