For the first time in history, NASCAR’s Daytona 500 race has been postponed thanks to some inconveniently timed rain.
According to Fox Sports, the race was supposed to around 1 p.m. ET on Sunday (Feb. 26), but was delayed when a rain shower began. The 2.5-mile track was dried with jet driers after the rain stopped falling, but when once the track was suitable for racing again it started raining once more (just after 5 p.m. ET).
Because it takes two hours to dry the Daytona track and the rain was expected to continue until at least 8 p.m., Fox reports the Daytona 500 will now begin at noon on Monday, Feb. 27.