DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history.
NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. The 500-mile race initially was rescheduled for noon Monday. It was still raining Monday morning.
Carl Edwards, runner-up to Tony Stewart in last year's championship race, will start from the pole. Former IndyCar star Danica Patrick will make her Daytona 500 debut.
Bored drivers spent Sunday loitering around the motorhome lot, playing with their children and expressing their frustration with the rain on Twitter.