Daytona 500 postponed, joins Xfinity opener on Monday

NASCAR officials postponed the Daytona 500 to Monday due to rain at Daytona International Speedway.

The 66th running of The Great American Race will be paired with the season-opening Xfinity Series race on Monday in a first-ever doubleheader at the Daytona Beach, Fla., track.

The Xfinity Series’ United Rentals 300, which was rescheduled from Saturday due to rain, is planned for an 11 a.m. ET start on Monday. The Daytona 500, in turn, is scheduled to see the green flag waved to begin the race at 4 p.m. ET.

The broadcast details remain the same. FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the Daytona 500. The Xfinity race will be broadcast on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Joey Logano of Team Penske will start from the pole position at the Daytona 500. He will share the front row with fellow former Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell.

Tyler Reddick and Christopher Bell will reside in the next row after securing those spots based on winning their qualifying races on Thursday.