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Hurry up and wait: Daytona 500 postponed until Monday

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona 500’s 53-year run of starting on time – and finishing on the same day – came to a soggy end Sunday.

A persistent rain kept all 43 cars parked on pit road for four hours after the 1 p.m. scheduled start before NASCAR finally pulled the plug and rescheduled the start for noon today on FOX.

Although the 1965, 1966, 2003 and 2009 Daytona were shortened by rain, stock car’s biggest race had never missed a scheduled green flag start.

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