UPDATE (9:55 p.m. ET): With Phoenix International Raceway now back up to full illumination, NASCAR has announced that we’re five minutes away from the command to start engines.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series should be racing by now at Phoenix International Raceway, but a major power outage on the western side of the Phoenix area has knocked out a good portion of the lighting system around the one-mile oval.
ORIGINAL: Tonight’s Lucas Oil 150 was scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 8:30 p.m. ET, but more than an hour later, the race has yet to start. The PIR twitter account tweeted the following a short time ago:
Generator power is keeping some of the outside lights around PIR lit, but as of now, the inside lights and Turns 3 and 4 remain dark.
Erik Jones is slated to start on the pole with Truck Series points leader Matt Crafton alongside him on the front row. Crafton’s main title rival, Ryan Blaney, is starting farther back in 17th place.