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2012 Daytona 500: Start Of Race To Be Delayed

The starting time of the 2012 Daytona 500 is now under an official delay, as rain showers have begun to move into Daytona Beach.

SB Nation Motorsports Editor Jeff Gluck tweets that racing fans should not expect the race to begin anytime soon, as a steady rain is now falling which will guarantee a lengthy delay.

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The forecast does not appear to be much better as the day goes on, as rain is expected to keep coming from northwest Florida down to Daytona Beach. Monday's forecast doesn't appear to be much better, so expect race officials to do everything possible to get the race in today.

For updates on the status of the Daytona 500 today, keep it to the official SB Nation StoryStream. For updates on the go, follow SB Nation Motorsports Editor Jeff Gluck on Twitter. For all things NASCAR, head over to the SB Nation NASCAR hub page.

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