2012 Daytona 500: Start Time Comes At 10 A.M. MT On Monday After Sunday's Rain Postponement

The 2012 Daytona 500 will attempt its 54th running on Monday, one day after rain forced the postponement of the race. Heavy rains passed through Daytona Beach for most of the day. Originally, the race had been delayed to start with early in the morning, but it took nearly four hours from the scheduled start time for the event to be moved to Monday.

The issue with moving the race to Monday is that the weather might just even worse. The chance for rain will be 50 percent or higher starting early in the morning before moving to a near certainty by the time the green flag is dropped. Thunderstorms are expected at that point and will last for several hours.

We might see another delay and see the event moved to the night, when the weather is supposed to be better. It will take at least a couple of hours for the track to dry once a racing window opens. If the race is unable to happen on Monday, plans for another date are not yet certain.

Start Time: 10:01 a.m. MT, Monday, Feb. 26, 2012

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL.

TV: Fox

Radio: Check Motor Racing Network for local affiliate

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more racing coverage, head over to NASCAR Ranting And Raving. For more on the Daytona 500, check out SB Nation NASCAR's extensive coverage.

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