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Daytona 500 to resume Monday after weather forces delay

Daytona 500 to resume Monday after weather forces delay

The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012. The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will now begin at 4 p.m. Monday and be broadcast live on Fox. It’s the second time in 62 years that “The Great American Race” will finish on a Monday.The stoppage dampened NASCAR’s season opener that started with a visit from President Donald Trump. The first delay lasted 50 minutes and came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track. The sky opened moments after Trump’s armored limousine nicknamed “The Beast” exited Daytona International Speedway. Trump arrives at Daytona 500, sets off raucous celebrationThe rain forced drivers back to pit road. Daytona 500 purse in high gear, topping $23 millionRicky Stenhouse Jr. eventually led the field to the green flag and was out front for the first 20 laps before heavier rain soaked a racing surface that takes hours to dry.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —

The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012.

The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will now begin at 4 p.m. Monday and be broadcast live on Fox.

It’s the second time in 62 years that “The Great American Race” will finish on a Monday.

The stoppage dampened NASCAR’s season opener that started with a visit from President Donald Trump.

The first delay lasted 50 minutes and came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track.

The sky opened moments after Trump’s armored limousine nicknamed “The Beast” exited Daytona International Speedway.

Trump arrives at Daytona 500, sets off raucous celebration

The rain forced drivers back to pit road.

Daytona 500 purse in high gear, topping $23 million

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. eventually led the field to the green flag and was out front for the first 20 laps before heavier rain soaked a racing surface that takes hours to dry.

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