After being postponed Saturday night due to thunderstorms, rain caused more delays at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday before officials ultimately decided to end the race early.
Aric Almirola was declared the winner after 112 of the 160 scheduled laps.
Due to inclement weather, the #CokeZero400 has been declared official.— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) July 6, 2014
Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms developed over Daytona Beach, Florida, on Saturday afternoon and continued to dump rain on the track right into Saturday night.
This rain forced NASCAR officials to postpone the race until 11 a.m. EDT Sunday.
#CokeZero400 rescheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow. Parking lots open @ 7 a.m. & gates open @ 9 a.m. Thx 4 your patience. See you tmrw!— Daytona IntlSpeedway (@DISupdates) July 6, 2014
However, the weather did not cooperating for NASCAR officials, racers and spectators on Sunday.
After a dry morning, showers developed across Daytona Beach during the midday hours and forced yet another delay just 10 laps into the race.
Danica Patrick (10) drove out to the track just before a weather delay stopped a NASCAR Sprint Cup practice session at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
If a thunderstorm does move over the racetrack during the race, fans may be required to leave the grandstands until the storm has passed due to the danger of lightning.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists Brian Lada and Kristina Pydynowski contributed content to this story.
Following thunderstorms, cooler settles into the Midwest and Northeast through Midweek.
One person is dead, and another remains critically injured after a lightning strike in Southern California.
Relief is on the way for portions of the Plains that are in the grips of the ongoing drought.
People across the Northeast will be reaching for their umbrellas on Monday as rain and thunderstorms spread across the region.
Heavy rain will aim for eastern France, southern Germany and northern Italy early this week.
Severe storms brought damaging winds, hail, flooding downpours and possibly tornadoes across the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic Sunday and early Monday.
Sharon, PA (1999)
70 mph wind gus in a thunderstorm.
Small but intense storm, said to be the worst in about 50 years, hit southern Mississippi (where Camille hit in 1969). U.S. Coast Guard cutter lost with 39 aboard.
New England (1949)
Heat wave in New England; Greenville, RI hit 102 degrees.