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Power problem fixed, Nationwide Series set to race at Gateway

Trucks sat in the dark on pit road as the power outage occurred prior to the start of Friday's CampingWorld.com 200. (Photo: Jason Smith/Getty Images)

By Lee Montgomery
lee.montgomery@nnsracing.com

MADISON, Ill. - A problem with a power line that feeds electricity to Gateway International Raceway and areas in southwestern Illinios has been fixed, and Saturday's Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 is set to run as scheduled.

Friday night's Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway was postponed to today because of the power problem, which was traced to an above-ground feeder line located in a swampy, wooded area. Officials needed time to get to the area and clear enough space to be able to repair the line. It was fixed about 3:40 a.m. Eastern Saturday morning.

The Nationwide Series qualifies at 4:35 p.m. Eastern, with the race slated for shortly after 8 p.m.