Weather could delay Coke Zero 400 race under lights at DIS
SANFORD -- An intense thunderstorm with heavy rain bands and lightning is passing through the Sanford area here just before 5:30 p.m. and heading towards Daytona Beach where the Coke Zero 400 Spring Cup race under the lights is scheduled later tonight at Daytona International Speedway.
The nationally-televised race is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Thunderstorms have impacted the racing at Daytona with Thursday's evening practices cancelled and the start of Friday night's Nationwide Cracker 250 delayed because of thunderstorms that soaked the track. Only 25,000 people attended that race. The Speedway can accommodate more than a 100,000 racing fans.
There is a 50 percent chance of rain for the scheduled start of the race.