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SANFORD–Die-hard NASCAR fans  were not too happy Sunday when  the

Daytona 500  had to be postponed for the first time in 54 years.  A group

 of fans had gathered to watch the race when NASCAR postponed The Great

 American Race after heavy rain saturated the Daytona International

 Speedway.   Officials spent more than four hours waiting to dry the famed

 track, but it never came.  And when the latest storm cell passed over the

 speedway, they had little choice but to call it a day and reschedule.


 The 500 mile race was rescheduled for noon Monday.  It will be aired on

 WWGP 1050 AM.

 Monday may be yet another test for both drivers and fans.  The forecast

calls for more rain, and officials are prepared to wait all day and into

the night to avoid a Tuesday race.


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