Great American Race put on hold; will race today

The Daytona 500 is set to restart at 4 p.m. today after Sunday's race was put rescheduled due to rain.



February 17, 2020 - 9:59 AM

The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway went gone green for a short time following a rain-delayed start before another round of showers brought out the red and sidelined the cars at Lap 21. Photo by N-J/Nigel Cook

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR’s season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.

The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will now begin at 4 p.m. Monday and be broadcast live on Fox.

It’s the second time in 62 years that “The Great American Race” will finish on a Monday.

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