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Daytona 500 postponed until Monday because of bad weather

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President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of this year's Daytona 500 with remarks and a lap around the Florida race track in his presidential limousine.

Posted: Feb 17, 2020 3:30 AM
Updated: Feb 17, 2020 3:30 AM

The Daytona 500 was postponed until Monday because of rainy weather at the Florida track, NASCAR said Sunday.

"NEWS: Today's 62nd running of the #DAYTONA500 has been postponed due to inclement weather. The race will resume on Monday at 4 PM ET on FOX," NASCAR said on Twitter.

Read: Get up to speed for NASCAR's Daytona 500. Here's what you need to know

Considered the Super Bowl of stock car racing, the Daytona 500 has served as the NASCAR season opener since 1982. The 200-lap, 500-mile-long race will feature 40 drivers on the track of the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach.

The winner takes home a replica of the Harley J. Earl Trophy and about $1.5 million.

Earlier Sunday, President Donald Trump welcomed NASCAR fans to the start of the race with a lap around the track in his presidential limousine.

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