2012 Daytona 500 Status Update: New Start Time Announced after Rain Delay from Sunday

daytona 500 status, new start time announced for monday nightBad weather in the Daytona 500 on Sunday led to a postponement of one of the biggest NASCAR races of the season. The race was rescheduled for Monday and the new start time of the Daytona 500 has been released.

According to the latest reports the 2012 Daytona 500 is set to start Monday night at 7PM eastern.

Yesterday, we reported on some of the results during some of the other races in Daytona which took place during race week. The earlier report can be reviewed below.

In addition to the shorter races and all of the festivity that comes with the big race week at Daytona, a lot of attention this year has focused on Danica Patrick who had a race ending crash earlier in the week.

This is Danica Patrick’s first Daytona 500, but certainly not her first time in the spotlight at a big race. Patrick was the first woman driver to finish 3rd in the Indy 500 race. Now that she has moved from the Indy cars into the stock cars of NASCAR, all eyes are on her at this year’s Daytona 500.

Some of the recent race results from the other races at Daytona this week include, Friday night’s Truck race saw John King win in his first start at Daytona. On Saturday, James Buescher took the checkered flag in the Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide series season opener.

Of NASCAR’s three national series races, the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks, only the Sprint Cup at the Daytona 500 remains to complete all of the race activity for the 2012 race week in Daytona.

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