UPDATE: Bristol Motor Speedway tweeted that the Food City 500 has been rescheduled to Monday at 1:00 p.m.

In a release on their website, officials say the gates will open at 11:00 a.m., and that Sunday's tickets will be valid for entry.

PREVIOUS STORY: NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway track officials are monitoring the weather forecast ahead of today's race.

The Food City 500 is supposed to start around 2:00 p.m., but the forecast calls for rain showers much of the afternoon. 

Bristol Motor Speedway tweeted that they are monitoring the forecast and will post any updates on their twitter account.