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Daytona 500 rained out, set for Monday

Feb. 26, 2012 at 6:02 PM

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Stubborn rain showers at Daytona International Speedway Sunday forced the postponement of the Sprint Cup season-opening Daytona 500.

Race officials announced the prestigious Florida race would instead be held at noon Monday.

The postponement was the first in the Daytona 500's 53-year history.

A persistent rain began falling 3hours before the scheduled 1:29 p.m. start and didn't let up.

Hopes for running a nighttime race were dashed when radar showed more rain approaching the Daytona Beach area.

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