There's no guarantee on when the 2012 Daytona 500 will begin, as rain continues at the International Speedway. All we have are forecasts and best guesses, and here's the most informed guess we've got to offer, via NASCAR weather expert (there are such things!) Brian Neudorff:
My Probability of Racing & Times: Noon (less than 20%) 2-4pm (30-40%) 4-6pm (50%) 6-8pm (better than 70%) #NASCAR all times ET— Brian Neudorff (@NASCAR_WXMAN) February 27, 2012
Not only must the rains cease, they'll also have to stop long enough for the track to be dried. Not quite like other sports, where lightning is the only real reason to stop competing due to weather. It's looking like a ratings battle between NASCAR and WWE on Monday night, which sounds like more of a battle than the one everybody was worried about between NASCAR and the Oscars. I say this as an individual far more interested in WWE than in the Oscars.
Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida
Radio: Motor Racing Network
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