February 28th, 2012
02:26 AM ET

Fire, rain makes for bizarre Daytona 500

For a sport where speed is king, NASCAR's Daytona 500 this year was one long waiting game.

First, rain led race officials to pull the plug Sunday - the first time in Daytona 500's history. Then, continuing showers led them to re-reschedule the start from noon to Monday evening.

When the race finally got underway, a massive fire with 40 laps to go red-flagged it for a couple more hours, pushing the race into a third day.

In the end, Matt Kenseth crossed the finish line about 1 a.m. Tuesday, claming the 54th running of "The Great American Race."

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  1. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    " I've seen fire, and I've seen rain "

    And it was all at the Daytona 500

    February 28, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • PEDO-BEAR

      I've seen Londa and I've seen France, but I am still waiting to see Danica Patrick without underpants!

      February 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • PEDO-BEAR

      I've seen Londan and I've seen France, but I am still waiting to see Danica Patrick without underpants!

      February 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PEDO-BEAR

    I've seen London and I've seen France, but I am still waiting to see Danica Patrick without underpants!

    ***Third time's a charm***

    February 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      What's the matter Pedo, fingers got the stutters today ?

      February 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Sweet dreams and driving machines in pieces on the ground.

    February 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Ah, a little James Taylor lovin going around...

    February 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Greek American

    It was a decent race but I've been watching it and been a fan since I was a kid anyway.

    February 28, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gijoe

    Kyle was coming till stew dive bombed his tail while spinning out, feel bad for jimmy, hes done. Danica is gross

    February 29, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. Gijoe

    I could have won that race

    February 29, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. Gijoe

    Racing is for the rich, not the talented. Kyle Busch will be the champ

    February 29, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |