NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will now start Monday night at 6 p.m Central.
On Sunday, rains caused the Great American raced to be postponed for the first time in the history of the Daytona 500, it has been postponed until Monday.
Rain soaked Daytona Beach for most of the day on Sunday and despite NASCAR's best try to dry the track, the rain just wouldn't let up. Estimates were that it might take up to four more hours to dry the track and NASCAR decided that it would just be too late to start the race then.
The forecast is for a 70% chance of thunderstorms until midnight in and around Daytona Beach. But NASCAR hopes the weather will clear up in time to drop the green flag Monday at 6pm Central. The race will be shown on FOX television.
When the race gets underway, Carl Edwards will lead the field to the green flag from the pole, with teammate Greg Biffle to his outside. Defending Sprint Cup champ Tony Stewart will start third. Fan favorites Dale Earnhardt, Junior and Danica Patrick will start fifth and 29th respectively. Emporia native Clint Bowyer starts 30th.