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2012 Daytona 500: Start Time, TV Schedule And More

For the first time in the Daytona 500's grand 54-year history, weather intervened and forced a postponement.

After an extra day of anticipation, the race will commence at 12 p.m. ET on FOX as currently scheduled.

Heavy rains caused the race to be moved to Monday and could become an issue once more. Thunderstorms in the early part of the day threaten to move the start time back even further. According to, the rain may likely begin to clear up around 3 p.m. ET. However, the forecast is for sunny skies tomorrow.

Some pundits have speculated how much the race will be effected by the delay, but most drivers aren't concerned. Just ask Greg Biffle according to

"I guess I'm gonna have to win the first Monday Daytona 500," Biffle said. "As you can tell, I'm still in my uniform because I was optimistic that this weather was gonna get out of here and we were going to get this thing going. But I'll have to save my energy for tomorrow.

Carl Edwards has the pole position, followed by Biffle and Tony Stewart.

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Time: 12:00 p.m. ET


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