After several rain showers through Sunday evening (Feb. 16), NASCAR has postponed the Daytona 500 to Monday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. ET.
The green flag for The Great American Race was originally scheduled to wave at 3:18 p.m. ET on Sunday, but rain hit the track with one lap to go in the pace laps.
The race finally did start a little over an hour later, and 20 laps were completed before the caution, and eventually the red, flag flew for more rain. Despite several attempts to dry the track, NASCAR was unsuccessful due to multiple showers popping up.
Because the race didn’t meet the halfway point of the 200-lap race, it will be completed on Monday afternoon, starting at 4 p.m. ET. The rest of the event will air on FOX.