What would have been a small tease for the upcoming 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season got put on hold, at least for the time being.
Day 1 of the scheduled two-day NASCAR Sprint Series testing session at Daytona International Speedway was rained out. All hope of getting on the race track for the first time in 2014 was called off Thursday afternoon, delaying testing until Friday.
With the first day of testing rained out, NASCAR has extended Friday’s session and will allow teams to run well into the day.
Following the Cup Series testing session the NASCAR Nationwide Series will have their time to hold a testing session throughout the weekend and on Monday the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will have their time.
All three of NASCAR’s touring series were scheduled to test for two days each.
With the first day of Cup testing cancelled for rain, teams, drivers and fans will have to wait an extra day to see cars back on the track. The testing session at Daytona is meant to be a small tease of the upcoming season since it has been about two months since cars were last on the track. Preseason thunder helps pave the way into Speedweeks and the Daytona 500.
It would be great to have the Cup cars back on the track for at least one day of testing or else fans and teams a like will just have to wait until February to see the return of the gen six car and the return of the Cup Series.