The PJ Tatler

Daytona 500 History Has Just Been Made

For the first time in over 50 years, the Daytona 500 has been postponed a day.

NASCAR’s premier event, the season-opening Daytona 500, has been postponed to Monday at noon.

Although heavy showers have stopped and numerous jet driers are pushing water off Daytona International Speedway, radar shows more storm cells moving toward the high-banked track.


Although the start of the race has sometimes been pushed back to a later time on the scheduled day, and sometimes the entire race has been shortened, it’s never had to be postponed a full day:

The Daytona 500, which began in 1959, has never been pushed back to the next day because of inclement weather or any other reason. It has been shortened by weather four times, most recently in 2009 when Matt Kenseth was the winner of the race.

So, race fans, we get to try again tomorrow. No more rain dancing in Florida, please!

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