28 Feb 2012

Daytona 500 further delayed

9:59 am on 28 February 2012

Organisers of the Daytona 500 motor race have had to further postpone the event because of bad weather in Florida.

NASCAR's season-opener was originally scheduled for yesterday but was washed out, and more heavy rain has delayed the start for another seven hours - until one o'clock this afternoon.

It's the first time the race has been postponed in its 54-year history.