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Daytona 500 Delayed Again By Rain; Now Set For 6 p.m. Start

Cars sit covered on the grid during a rain delayed start at the Daytona 500. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Cars sit covered on the grid during a rain delayed start at the Daytona 500. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 6 p.m. CT.

Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history.

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.

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