(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Coke Zero Sugar 400 Postponed to Sunday

After continuous rain showers, NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway announced that the Coke Zero Sugar 400 will be run Sunday (July 7) at 1 p.m. ET.

The race will be televised on NBC as it was planned originally. Joey Logano and Kyle Busch will lead the field to green.

Starting Lineup for Sunday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona

It is the first time since 2015 that the race will be run on Sunday, and the first since 2014 that the race was postponed to Sunday. It’s the seventh July Daytona race in history that has been affected by rain (1977, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2014 and 2015).

In what could become the final Coke Zero Sugar 400 run during July 4 Weekend, the race will race at its original daytime time frame. To find the last daytime race at Daytona during July, rewind to 2014 when the race was postponed from Saturday to Sunday, though, that, too, was cut short because of rain. When NASCAR deemed the race to be official, Aric Almirola was out front, winning his first career race.

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Christian Koelle returns to Frontstretch in 2020 as the photo editor at Frontstretch. He will continue to contribute content in the ARCA Menards Series, Sioux Chief Challenge, and ARCA East & West Series. He is also engaged and will be getting married during the 2020 NASCAR off-season.

His favorite tracks on the circuit include Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, and Bristol Motor Speedway.

During the season, Christian also spends time as a photographer with multiple other outlets shooting Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Minor League & Major League Baseball, and NCAA Football.

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2 comments

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    If the “event” had been run on July 4th at 10 am would it have been run on time?

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      But the race was scheduled for July 6th at 7:30 PM, so if they had run it on July 4th at 10 AM wouldn’t that have meant it was run early and not “on time”? :)