KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Thousands of people streamed into the Kansas Speedway Saturday night when the ominous storm clouds moved in.
Rain and lightning delayed the race nearly half an hour.
There is always a big concern with weather at the track because the speedway does not have a basement or approved tornado shelter. However, race officials did encourage fans to be weather aware.
“We just watched the radar you know, NASCAR is really good [about] letting the fans know if severe weather is moving to take shelter,” NASCAR fan Craig Nelson said. “But we’re on a motorcycle so we’re kind of prepared—not really—but it’s just rain.”
This is the first time the race has been held at night and many people are glad to see it go on as planned.