Rain Pushes Daytona Xfinity Race To Monday

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Rain has pushed the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona Int'l Speedway to Monday. (Jordan Anderson photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With inclement weather returning to Daytona Int’l Speedway shortly after NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying and scheduled to persist throughout the night, NASCAR officials have postponed the United Rentals 300 to Monday.

Racing will hit the 2.5-mile high banks at 11 a.m. Monday morning, with live coverage on FS1, the Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

Rookie Jesse Love will start from the pole for his Xfinity Series debut after earning the top starting spot during an abbreviated qualifying session Saturday afternoon.

Love will share the front row with teammate Austin Hill in a top-two sweep by Richard Childress Racing, with A.J. Allmendinger, Parker Kligerman, and New Zealand rookie Shane van Gisbergen filling out the top five starting spots.

Defending Xfinity Series champion Cole Custer will roll off 17th for the first race of his title defense.

As of now, Sunday’s Daytona 500 is still scheduled to run at 2:30 p.m. ET, but a 75% chance of rain for most of the day has that plan in doubt.

The forecast improves slightly, down to roughly 50%, from 6 p.m. ET through the remainder of the night Sunday – but it still seems to be somewhat of a longshot to think that the Great American Race will take place at its originally-planned time at this point.

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