Start of Coke Zero Sugar 400 delayed because of rain


The start of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway was delayed because of rain.

The green flag was slated to drop at 7:40 p.m. ET, but NASCAR was still working on drying the 2.5-mile track after rain began to fall about two hours before the scheduled start time.

NASCAR had on hand 16 Air Titans, 10 jet dryers and two track vacuums to help with drying efforts. But at 8:15 p.m. ET the decision was made to move the race to Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on NBC, NBC Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

When the race gets underway, Joey Logano will start on the pole, with Kyle Busch starting alongside him on the front row after the starting lineup was set by the rule book due to the cancellation of Friday’s scheduled Busch Pole qualifying session.