For the first time in 54 years, the Dayton 500 has been postponed. The race was continually delayed all day on Sunday as the Daytona area dealt with inclement weather. The crew spent much of the day trying to dry the track as we waited for word on an official start time. Then, around 5:00 PM, word came down that the race would be postponed and rescheduled for Monday afternoon.
OFFICIAL: DAYTONA 500 POSTPONED until noon tomorrow. #NASCAR— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 26, 2012
While the race has been re-scheduled for Monday, it doesn't look like the weather will be getting any better, leading some to believe that the race may be in doubt.
Via Jody Barr:
Daytona may not happen. Tomorrow looks bad. Tues is out because of West Coast race next wk. Make up April 6? twitter.com/JodyBarrWIS/st…— Jody Barr (@JodyBarrWIS) February 26, 2012
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