Today’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was under threat from rain the moment the field began their pace laps. Weepers, unintentional draining channels that put water onto the track after light rain, seemed to be creating problems even when that rain was not directly present. NASCAR considered delaying the start of the race, but ultimately chose not to. Mist followed shortly afterward, the track became wet, and the top two wrecked in the hazardous conditions.
Kyle Busch, the leader that crashed, reported rain laps earlier. In an interview with NBC, he mentioned that he was already lifting heavily with the rain in mind two laps before the yellow was actually thrown. He also mentions that he knew, specifically, that he would wreck once he got back to the corner that he spun in. Twice, he was asked to comment specifically on how he feels about NASCAR’s management of the situation. Both times, he refused. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.