Daytona 500 postponed until Monday because of bad weather
President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of this year’s Daytona 500 with remarks and a lap around the Florida race track in his presidential limousine.
The Daytona 500 was postponed until Monday because of rainy weather at the Florida track, NASCAR said Sunday.
“NEWS: Today’s 62nd running of the #DAYTONA500 has been postponed due to inclement weather. The race will resume on Monday at 4 PM ET on FOX,” NASCAR said on Twitter.
Considered the Super Bowl of stock car racing, the Daytona 500 has served as the NASCAR season opener since 1982. The 200-lap, 500-mile-long race will feature 40 drivers on the track of the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach.
The winner takes home a replica of the Harley J. Earl Trophy and about $1.5 million.
Earlier Sunday, President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of the race with a lap around the track in his presidential limousine.