Chicagoland 2018 weather update: Extreme heat, rain could delay race
The start of the Overton's 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race could be delayed as extreme heat and thunderstorms threaten to roll in.
Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast for Sunday afternoon, with the temperature reaching 93 degrees.
During the XFinity races Saturday, the temperatures were also in the mid-90s, which means the heat in the cars reached over 100 degrees. Drivers were forced to dump cold water on themselves and have bags of ice in their suits.
Paul Menard is set to start from the pole, but he will have to watch for Martin Truex Jr., who is going for his third consecutive victory at Chicagoland Speedway.
The race is scheduled to start at 2:32 p.m. ET. The race had been moved up from 2:46 p.m. ET due to the rain in the forecast.