[Note by JasonB, 02/27/12 9:16 AM EST ] The Daytona 500 has been postponed until Monday. For updated start times and info, click here.
Coverage of the Daytona 500 is set to begin on FOX today at noon eastern time with the green flag set to drop at 1:30. Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton and Glee's Jane Lynch are the co-grand marshals and WWE's John Cena will be waving the green flag.
However, whether Cena will get to wave that green flag today is in some doubt. Rain is threatening to make this year's 500 the first time the Great American Race has been postponed. SBNation's Jeff Gluck has been following the storm and doesn't sound terribly confident.
As of now, the forecast is calling for a 50% chance of rain. However, Jimmie Johnson pointed out that the lights at Daytona mean the race can be run later if need be.
"I feel like with the Daytona 500 and the fact that we have lights here and we can run late into the evening, if we do have rain, we will be here getting all the miles in," Johnson said. "If we don't get on track at all, I will stay here all week to have a shot at taking that trophy home."
Here are the top 10 starters for the 2012 Daytona 500:
1. Carl Edwards
2. Greg Biffle
3. Tony Stewart
4. Matt Kenseth
5. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6. Regan Smith
7. Marcos Ambrose
8. Jimmie Johnson
9. Jeff Burton
10. Elliott Sadler
As for other notables: Kevin Harvick 13, Kyle Busch 14, Jeff Gordon 16, Mark Martin 22, Kurt Busch 28, Danica Patrick 29 and last year's winner Trevor Bayne in the 40th position.