Saturday's expected triple-digit heat has already taken a toll: All American Speedway canceled its NASCAR Whelen race night.
The program, expected to draw a large crowd to the Placer County Fairgrounds, was scheduled for Saturday afternoon and evening. But a forecast of 108 degrees is too hot to handle both for spectators and participants. Temperatures inside stock cars often are as much as 40 degrees higher than outdoor air.
"We are canceling this weekend's racing," said John Javidan, the fairgrounds' general manager. "We will be making up the races later in the season. It was a tough decision, but (we) feel that it is in the best interest of our fans, race teams and our staff."
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