The Daytona 500 has been postponed until noon on Monday due to weather, according to the official NASCAR Twitter account. It is the first time in history the race has been postponed.
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The race was officially supposed to start a 1:29 p.m., but rain pushed the start time back.
"It's one of those days here in Daytona where it pops up and falls off and pops up and falls off," NASCAR president Mike Helton said earlier on Sunday, according to the Chicago Tribune. "But as the day progresses, we think the chances of the popups diminish quite a bit. Hopefully this will be the last big cell we see and things will start falling apart and we can get the track dry and go on and run the Daytona 500 today." When the race starts tomorrow, Carl Edwards will be on the pole and teammate Greg Biffle will start on the outside of the front row.