Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 at Daytona until Sunday

ASSOCIATED PRESSJuly 5, 2014 

NASCAR Daytona Auto Racing

TERRY RENNA/ASSOCIATED PRESSDanica Patrick, right, walks back to her garage after driver introductions during a rain delay before the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday. The race was eventually postponed until Sunday morning.

TERRY RENNA — AP

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Steady rain forced NASCAR to postpone the Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.

The Coke Zero 400 will start at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The race was supposed to start at 6:57 p.m. Saturday, but showers soaked the 2 1/2 mile superspeedway and forced officials to delay the green flag and eventually postpone the race.

This is the fourth Cup race affected by rain this season and the second to be postponed a day. The Daytona 500 at Daytona was delayed more than six hours. Bristol also was affected, and Texas was delayed a day.

Sprint Cup rookies Alex Bowman and Ryan Truex entertained fellow drivers and rain-soaked fans Saturday by turning the introduction stage into a slip and slide.

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