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Coke Zero 400 postponed til Sunday

Charlotte Observer staff
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    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 05: Ryan Truex, driver of the #83 VooDoo BBQ/Armed Forces Motorsports Toyota, slides down the stage during driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 05: Crew members push the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford through the garage area prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 05: Crew members push the #47 Scott Products Chevrolet through the garage area prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 05: Crew members push the #47 Scott Products Chevrolet through the garage area prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Steady rain at Daytona International Speedway forced officials to delay the start of the Coke Zero 400 until 11 a.m. ET Sunday.

The race was scheduled to begin at 7:57 p.m. Saturday, but at 9 p.m. local radar showed no breaks in the clouds, and NASCAR postponed the race until Sunday. The new start time is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday.

Some drivers, including rookies Alex Bowman and Ryan Truex gave fans at least something to cheer on Sunday, as they turned the driver introduction stage into a slip-and-slide.

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