Daytona 500 postponed due to weather

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FILE – In this Feb. 11, 1999, file photo, drivers in the first 125-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race start the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach became the unofficial “Birthplace of Speed” in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hard packed sand along the Atlantic Ocean.(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

(WEHT)- NASCAR was able to get 20 laps of the Daytona 500 in before heavy rains forced them to postpone the race until Monday afternoon. Ricky Stenhouse started in pole position and led all 20 laps Sunday.

The race will start again Monday afternoon at 3PM, central time. This marks the first time the race will be on a Monday since 2012, when the entire race had to be postponed. The 62nd running of the Daytona 500 kicked off earlier Sunday with a ceremonial first lap from President Donald Trump.

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(This story was originally published on February 16, 2020)

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