October 29, 2020
  • 6:39 pm Martinsville & Imola, Oct & Nov. 2020
  • 4:45 pm Texas & Portugal, October 2020
  • 3:48 pm Kansas Speedway, October 2020
  • 11:30 pm Roval & The Ring, October 2020
  • 1:51 am Talladega Superspeedway, Oct 2020

LATEST RACEDAY FORECASTS

    NASCAR at Martinsville Speedway (Oct 30 – Nov 1)

    At 11 AM EDT, the remnants of Zeta are centered about 90 miles west of Martinsville Speedway. Once this system moves out, a ridge of high pressure will extend across the eastern third of the U.S. This will keep the Friday and Saturday forecasts dry. However, for Sunday, there is a risk of a low-pressure system moving across the Great Lakes, as the ridge moves over the Atlantic. This could bring a risk of afternoon/evening showers on Sunday.

    Fri Oct 30 – Gander Trucks: FS1, GF: 8:11 PM EDT, Mostly clear, 58/45 (Upper 40s, NW winds, 8-12 mph for start of race)

    Sat Nov 1 – Xfinity Series: NBC, GF: 3:30 PM EDT, Partly sunny, 55/38

    Sun Nov 2 – Cup Series: NBC, GF: 2:00 PM EST: Increasing clouds, slight chance of PM showers, 61/38

    (Reminder: We switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time this weekend; well, most of the U.S.)

    F1 at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Oct 31 – Nov 1)

    A ridge of high pressure is expected to extend across the race area Saturday. However, by Sunday, a strong low-pressure system is forecast to move across the North Sea, which will bring a front across the region with increasing clouds. At the moment, the forecast is for dry conditions.

    Sat Nov 1 – FP1 & Qualifying: Mostly sunny, 19/8 (67˚F/47˚F)

    Sun Nov 2 – Race: Increasing clouds, 18/9 (65˚F/49˚F)

    On Episode 207 of The Lapped Traffic Podcast, a representative from PEAK Auto visited to about their NASCAR sponsorship! Brandon made a surprise call to the PETM Podcast! Brian Neudorff chimed in on what was the ongoing weather at Texas Motor Speedway, and then had the Martinsville Speedway forecast.

    Extended Outlook (Updated: Oct 26 – Next scheduled update: Oct 29)

    Using the World Climate Service (WCS) subseasonal forecast products, RaceWeather is now producing extended outlooks for both NASCAR and F1 weekends.

    Learn more about the World Climate Service – Leaders in long-range forecasting on a seasonal & subseasonal scale – at worldclimateservice.com/

    NASCAR at Phoenix (Nov 7 – Nov 8)

    There is a moderate to strong signal for above normal temperatures & a moderate signal for below normal rainfall.

    F1 at Intercity Istanbul Park (Nov 13 – Nov 15)

    There is no signal for a departure from normal temperatures and a weak signal for below normal rainfall.

    F1 at Bahrain International Circuit (Nov 27 – Nov 29)

    There is a weak signal for above normal temperatures & a moderate signal for below normal rainfall.

    NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway (Oct 24 – 25)

    Updates on Tropical Storm Zeta are now on the RaceWeather page at Facebook – Facebook.com/RaceWeather.net. Interests along the central Gulf coast should monitor this situation.

    The Cup Series #AutotraderEchoPark500 @TXMotorSpeedway has been postponed (again and again) due to inclement weather.

    The race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN | PRN | SiriusXM Chn. 90

    2:30 PM CDT @TXMotorSpeedway update: Overcast skies, 41˚F, 91% RH, WNW winds, 16 gusts to 24, WC: 33˚F, Radar is generally clear & track drying continues. Race is currently scheduled to start at 4 PM CDT

    UPDATE: #NASCAR will push the cars out to the grid at 3:30 p.m. CST at @TXMotorSpeedway – The command to “start your engines” will be given at 4 p.m. CST

    12:05 PM CDT @TXMotorSpeedway update: Overcast skies, 39˚F, 94% RH, WNW winds, 11 gusts to 16, WC: 32˚F, Rain fcst to end over next few hrs. Track drying is underway, another band or two of mist is possible

    October 27 PM forecast (Updated 8:30 PM CDT/9:30 PM EDT)

    The low-pressure system currently residing along the Texas coast is finally expected to lift northeast and out of the region. This will be pushed along by a very strong upper-level system, which will give north Texas a break from the persistent low-level saturated flow.

    Earlier in the day, the upper-level jet, combined with a surface trough, this will bring moderate to heavy rains, along with a risk of isolated thunderstorms. The rain is expected to clear out of the region during the afternoon hours, ending between 2-4 PM CDT. Add in track drying, then we will be looking at a start time around 3:30 to 5:30 PM CDT.

    Wed Oct 28 –Rain & isolated t-storms, windy (Evening: WNW, 12-18 mph with higher gusts), 50/41

    Thurs Oct 29 – Partly sunny, windy (NW, 16-22 mph), 55/45

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    Episode 205 of the Lapped Traffic Podcast featured interviews with the ARCA Menards series champion, Bret Holmes, talking about the 2020 season. Brandon did a look back on the NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway, while he and I then talked about the Texas forecast, and a Michigan-based outlook for the Big Ten football season.

    Extended Outlook (Updated: Oct 22 – Next scheduled update: Oct 26)

    Using the World Climate Service (WCS) subseasonal forecast products, RaceWeather is now producing extended outlooks for both NASCAR and F1 weekends.

    Learn more about the World Climate Service – Leaders in long-range forecasting on a seasonal & subseasonal scale – at worldclimateservice.com/


    NASCAR at Phoenix (Nov 7 – Nov 8)

    There is a weak to moderate signal for above normal temperatures & no signal for rainfall, which is seasonally minimal.

    F1 at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Oct 30 – Nov 1)

    There is a weak to moderate signal for above normal temperatures & no signal for rainfall, which is seasonally minimal.

    F1 at Intercity Istanbul Park (Nov 13 – Nov 15)

    There is no signal for a departure from normal temperatures and a weak signal for below normal rainfall.

    If you are a fan of the race week forecasts & in-race updates, please support thru Patreon for as little as $2/mo.

    Episode 204 of the Lapped Traffic Podcast featured interviews with representatives from Dover Int’l Speedway & Nashville Superspeedway.

    Extended Outlook (Updated: Oct 15 – Next scheduled update: Oct 19 evening)

    Using the World Climate Service (WCS) subseasonal forecast products, RaceWeather is now producing extended outlooks for both NASCAR and F1 weekends.

    Learn more about the World Climate Service – Leaders in long-range forecasting on a seasonal & subseasonal scale – at worldclimateservice.com/

    NASCAR at Texas (Oct 24 – 25)

    There is a moderate to strong signal for below normal temperatures & a weak signal for below normal rainfall.

    NASCAR at Martinsville (Oct 30 – Nov 1)

    There are weak signals for below normal temperatures & rainfall.

    F1 at Algarve International Circuit (Oct 23 – 25)

    There is a weak to moderate signal for below normal temperatures and a moderate signal for above normal rainfall.

    F1 at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Oct 30 – Nov 1)

    There are currently no signals for departures from normal temperatures or rainfall.