Sunday afternoon, fans changed the channel to FOX to watch the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. However, the race did not begin at 3 p.m. ET as expected. A massive bolt of lightning struck nearby as heavy showers started. The race immediately went into a weather delay while fans headed to Twitter to complain.
Following long delays, social media users took part in a variety of conversations. Some discussed the multiple rain delays that have disrupted previous Cup Series events. Others wondered if it would be possible to hold the Geico 500 at night. They have long awaited the return of racing to Talladega Superspeedway and didn't want to miss out on watching a race at NASCAR's longest track. A third group, however, wanted to talk about how Talladega Nights is a great movie. Some even watched the Will Ferrell comedy while waiting for the Geico 500 to start.
good grief, i thought MLB had wx delay issues @NASCAR— Snupe Daniel. (@snupedaniel) June 21, 2020
So like... @TalladegaSuperSJune 21, 2020
Talladega need to put in lights then we have Talladega Nights#NASCAR— Henry (@fiery_w0lf) June 21, 2020
When there’s literally a movie called Talladega Nights but they can’t race Talladega at night because there’s no lights— James Cuellar (@jam_ezcellular) June 21, 2020
You know we watched Talladega Nights to get ready for the race today, but there are no lights at Talladega to race at night still...— Michael England (@ParagonGK) June 21, 2020
There's a reason they called the comedy Talladega Nights cause Talladega has NO Lights— Zachary Thomas Gibbons (@ZacharyGibbons1) June 21, 2020
That reminds me Talladega nights can’t really happen because there aren’t any lights in the outfield 🤣 but let’s go!!— Fretty Jay (@frettyjay) June 21, 2020
NASCAR rain delay, must be a day that ends in Y— NASCAR DFS Awesemo (@AwesemoNASCAR) June 21, 2020