DAYTONA 500 Canceled, Postponed Until Monday

 UPDATE: 80% Chance of Rain For Postponed DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 54th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed due to rain showers and rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 27 at noon (FOX).  

A new schedule for the Monday Daytona 500 has just been released by the Daytona International Speedway after the Sunday race was postponed due to rain.

A wet Daytona International Speedway 3.56 mile tri-oval track  that is only 40-feet wide will create added hazards for the NASCAR drivers when making their 31-degree banking turns, which is why rain is so crucial in this race.  
Danica  Patrick, sponsored by Go-Daddy.com, already suffered a crash last week on a dry track during the Gator Aide Duel Race.

There is minimal banking on the front-stretch and back-stretch of the track to aid in draining. 



WWE Superstar John Cena will deliver the command “Drivers, start your engines” and will wave the green flag to kick off the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
Tickets for Sunday’s race will be honored on Monday. Tickets for the Daytona 500 will also be on sale at the gate or the Daytona International Speedway ticket office.
Monday’s schedule:
5 a.m. – Parking lots open
6 a.m. – Bus transportation begins
7 a.m. – Ticket offices open
7:30 a.m. – Trams begin running
8 a.m. – Gates and Sprint FANZONE opens
12:01 p.m. – Green flag for the 54th annual Daytona 500
The race will air on FOX at noon.

The Daytona 500 Champion’s Breakfast has been postponed to a later date.