DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway has been postponed because of inclement weather.

The 400-mile race is now scheduled to be take place Sunday, with a 1 p.m. local start time.

Rain started two hours before Saturday night's schedule green flag and continued on and off into the evening, and since drying the 2 1/2-mile track takes about two hours, NASCAR officials decided it would be better to race Sunday than into the wee hours of the night.