The Daytona 500 will race Monday after being postponed Sunday night. This is the first time the Daytona 500 was postponed in its 54 year history. Eight previous Daytona 500s survived rain delays and the most recent one was the 2009 edition.
NASCAR officials spent four hours waiting for a window to dry the track. The window to race never came as another storm forced officials to reschedule the race.
Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III says it was frustrating to not have the Daytona 500 run.
NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards agrees with the officials decision to postpone the race to Monday.
NASCAR officials and drivers are aware of the challenges Monday’s forecast presents. The weather forecast for Monday calls for more rain. NASCAR officials are prepared to wait all day and into the night in order to avoid a Tuesday running of the Daytona 500.
The 500-mile race will be aired Monday at noon on FOX.