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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