NASCAR officials have once again decided to delay the start of the Daytona 500, and their Sprint Cup season, on account of rain, this time pushing the contest back from noon today to 7PM EST. Steady rain is called for in the region through 6PM, which should give NASCAR about an hour to dry off the track. If everything goes according to plan, you'll be able to watch the race on FOX beginning at 7PM EST. Unfortunately, we've heard reports on Twitter that WWE superstar John Cena will not be there to wave the green flag as planned; he had to fly to Portland, Oregon for a taping of Monday Night RAW. We know, you're crushed.


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      RJC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Rain tires....like other racing series.
        ThinkAboutIt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RJC
        Not even a good theory. They haven't made rain tires that can sustain 2.5 Gs at 200 mph, which makes your idea a legitimate public safety issue. And that's why oval racers don't race in the rain.
          Kris
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ThinkAboutIt
          These numbers you mentioned there are achieved on dry track with hot slick tyres. Do you think F1 cars pull 4.5 Gs and 190+ mph in wet? No! They don't! Driving in wet changes the game entirely. I believe it's possible to race on ovals in wet, but in order to make it right the drivers have to have the experience to do it. Since NASCAR drivers don't have any experience it'll end up looking more like apocalypse rather than racing event. I watched 2011 Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen and in my opinion it was pathetic. So many rookie mistakes, so many offroad enthusiasts. IMO most of these guys are good only on dry ovals (turning left) and they lack the experience or the talent for any other type of racing, road courses or wet conditions.
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ThinkAboutIt
          Kris, your understanding of NASCAR on a road course is incredibly ignorant. How about researching some of the drivers? Some of them have a LOT of road racing experience. Just because you watched one race, it makes you an expert on it? lol You love putting your foot into your mouth, don't you?
      Soul Shinobi
      • 2 Years Ago
      They make tires, with grooves in them. I **** you not. Men with testicles in them might be required for operation, however.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't everyone buy tickets for the wrecks. Put rain tires on the cars and push bars on them. And of course put on the Benny Hill music.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Darn, I do SO look forward to all those high speed left turns & the goodolboys disinviting Danica
      davinp
      • 2 Years Ago
      If it on FOX at 7PM, that means no House or Alcatraz tonight
      Lagwolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is possible that advertisers got a bit upset that the biggest race of the year was going to be one during the day on a Monday. A friend called this karma for moving the race from the three-day weekend.
      cashsixeight
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://www.theonion.com/articles/professional-racing-drivers-in-2ton-cars-terrified,6742/
      thePeterN
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm guessing this is their last-ditch hope of getting the race in. Otherwise they wouldn't be racing at night. The haulers need to be sent home soon so they can make the trip out to Phoenix for Thursday.
      GoFaster58
      • 2 Years Ago
      It will be a race for the haulers to get back to their shops and then on to Phoenix by Wednesday or Thursday. I'm sure the larger teams already have haulers with their Phoenix cars ready to go.
      Bill Eby
      • 2 Years Ago
      My wife, yesterday: "I know the internet is down today, but that doesn't mean we have to watch the race, right?" Me: "Don't worry, I just want to watch the beginning, and will try to catch the end." Wife: "Well, that's okay." When they announced a rain delay: Wife: "So we watched all the beginning for nothing?" When we checked back after 5pm: Wife: "You mean to tell me they've been talking for the last 4 hours... and people have been watching?"
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