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2012 Daytona 500: Start Time Pushed To 7 P.M. ET

The Daytona 500 has been pushed back again, reports SB Nation's Jeff Gluck. However, there's hope that the race will still happen today, now scheduled at 7 p.m. ET.

Instead of the race starting at noon, thunderstorms in the area have forced NASCAR officials to move the race back seven hours. While it's disappointing for racing fans who are anxiously waiting for the start of their season, this may actually benefit all parties involved.

Anybody who was working this afternoon and couldn't see the event now will be home and able to enjoy it all. NASCAR and FOX will get better ratings, making both they and the sponsors happy.

The situation is far from ideal, but it should all turn out alright in the end.

For anyone in need of a refresher course, New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr. will be starting in the 26th position. Carl Edwards has the pole, followed by Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart.

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