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 |  Feb 27 2012, 11:15 AM

Yesterday, the Daytona 500 was cancelled for the first time in its 53-year-old history due to weather. Heavy rains have been falling in the Daytona, Florida area and even though NASCAR hoped to start the race today at 12:00PM EST, it has been postponed once again until 7:00PM EST.

Everything surrounding The Great American race has been exciting so far, especially all the buzz around Danica Patrick. But it will be Carl Edwards that will start on the pole when and if the race gets underway. The opening race also marks the debut of electronic fuel injection to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as well as the debut of a 2012 Toyota Camry as the pace car.