Talladega Superspeedway race postponed due to Tornado Alert
A major outbreak of tornadoes is unfolding across the Deep South, and the Talladega Superspeedway lies in the danger zone. The adverse weather has forced NASCAR officials to postpone today’s activities.
Today the National Weather Service warns that severe weather — including tornadoes, drenching showers and thunderstorms,damaging wind, large hail and localized flooding — is possible today and tonight in Alabama.
To avoid any foreseen accidents and circumstances on the lives of the racers and fans in danger,the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race that was scheduled for today has been moved to Sunday. Race will follow the Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup Series race, set to start at noon CDT.
Sadly, eventhough the the races has been postponed, many fans have been camping in the vicinity of the raceway and might put their lives at risk this evening and could cause severe damage or even death.
Flooding, power outages, downed trees and other property damage from winds are possible.Residents across the region should monitor local media and NOAA’s All Hazards Weather Radio for the latest on this potentially deadly weather situation.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.