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Daytona 500 2012: Start Time, TV, Coverage, Online Streaming, Weather

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

After an extra day of waiting around, the race is set to start at 12 p.m. ET on FOX as currently scheduled.

Anyone looking for the Great American Race via the internet is unfortunately out of luck. NASCAR couldn't come to terms with it's associates, leaving many people at work out in the cold.

Heavy rains caused the race to be moved to Monday and could loom large again. Thunderstorms in the early part of the day threaten to move the start time back even further, even to Tuesday. According to, the rain may likely begin to clear up around 3 p.m. ET.

However, the forecast is for sunny skies Tuesday.

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.

Of course, Biffle may be trying to win the first Tuesday Daytona, but let's not be negative.

New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr. has a tough road ahead, starting in the 26th position. Truex Jr. is looking to capture his first Daytona 500 victory.

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

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