NASCAR’s biggest race postponed until Monday due to rain

NASCAR's biggest race postponed until Monday due to rain


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The biggest and most anticipated race of the NASCAR Cup Series season will have to wait until Monday. 

The green flag for Sunday’s Daytona 500 flew a little after 4 p.m. ET following pre-race festivities with President Donald Trump and a short rain delay, but the race wasn’t green for long.

Drivers raced just 20 of 200 scheduled laps before the rain returned, and NASCAR officials threw out a red flag, officially postponing the race around 6:50 p.m. ET.

The remainder of the Daytona 500 is set to restart Monday at 4 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX. 

After drivers completed just 20 laps, Daytona International Speedway was hit with a downpour as cars were covered as the 2020 Daytona 500 was red-flagged.

Pole winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 47 Chevrolet led all 20 laps, as the Fords of Joey Logano, Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski followed, respectively. They appeared content to let Stenhouse to hold onto his lead, allowing him to burn a little more fuel than them. 

William Byron, Jimmie Johnson and Ty Dillon, all in Chevrolets, and Timmy Hill, who raced his way into the Daytona 500 in the No. 66 Ford, rounded out the top 10 when the race was red flagged.


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