NASCAR calls off Coke Zero 400 race because of rain; rescheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday start

Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 at DIS / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Fans in raingear try to wait it out nearly an hour after the scheduled 8 p.m. Saturday start of the Coke Zero race.

DAYTONA BEACH -- The Coke Zero 400 race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway has been called off by NASCAR with a scheduled run for 11 a.m. Sunday.

Rain delayed the start of Friday's Nationwide Firecracker 250 by 90 minutes and cancellation of the nighttime track practice.

David Gilliland, in the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford, has the pole.

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