Nascar will try to run its season- opening Daytona 500 today after rain wiped out its showcase race yesterday. The Daytona 500 had never before been postponed by weather in its 54-year history.
The race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. local time.
“This doesn’t do us any good,” Robin Pemberton, Nascar’s vice president of competition, told ESPN after the race was postponed yesterday following a delay of more than three hours. “There could be a setback for ratings reasons, but we’ve got great fans. We’ll overcome like we do everything else that comes across us. We’ll hope for the best and move forward.”