For the first time in the 53-year history of the Daytona 500, the race has been cancelled and will be scheduled to run on Monday at 12pm ET.
OFFICIAL: DAYTONA 500 POSTPONED until noon tomorrow. #NASCAR— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 26, 2012
The 500 had been shortened four other times due to weather or darkness but had always been able to dodge being postponed. Afternoon showers and a bleak evening forecast led NASCAR officials to pull the plug on the race and will try again on Sunday. Previously there had been some doubt with Monday's weather forecast as well but they will try once again to get the 2012 NASCAR season underway. In the event that the race can't be ran on Monday, Tuesday's forecast currently looks promising.