Rains postpone Daytona 500 to Monday

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.

The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will now begin at 4 p.m. Monday and be broadcast live on Fox.

It's the second time in 62 years that "The Great American Race" will finish on a Monday.

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