NASCAR to re-start Daytona 500 Monday afternoon

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – NASCAR will try to complete the Daytona 500 today after the season-opening race was stopped by rain after 20 laps yesterday.

The first delay lasted 50 minutes and came moments after the presidential motorcade completed a ceremonial parade lap around the 2 1/2-mile track.

The second stoppage was prompted by heavier rain, further soaking a racing surface that takes hours to dry.

They will attempt to re-start the race at 3 P.M CST.

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