Showers and thunderstorms, including the threat of tornadoes, are affecting this year's Daytona 500, but the race was restarted after a more than six-hour red-flag delay.
While it has not rained the entire weekend, the thunderstorms occurred at the most inopportune time for the 56th running of The Great American Race.
Officials advised fans to clear the grandstands around 3 p.m. EST Sunday as a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado threatened the Daytona Beach area.
Additional thunderstorms followed for the remainder of the afternoon, leading to a longer delay.
The race restarted under caution at Lap 39 and resumed under Green Flag racing at Lap 47 about 8:55 p.m. EST Sunday.
The race has been shortened four times due to rain, during the years 1965, 1966, 2003 and 2009.
Equipment introduced to NASCAR during the 2013 season, known as the Air Titan, was used to accelerate the drying process of the pavement over the older-technology jet dryers.
According to Motor Racing Network, "The machine speeds up the drying time by 80 percent."
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A storm will continue to spread snow from the Carolinas and Virginia to New England throughout the day on Wednesday.
Mount Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines continued to erupt on Tuesday, forcing nearly 40,000 people to evacuate.
Tropical Cyclone Berguitta will pass dangerously close to La Reunion and Mauritius from Wednesday into Thursday and could make a direct strike on the islands.
The Pacific Northwest will barely have time to dry out from Tuesday’s rain before the next round of cool, wet weather blows through the region.
A damaging windstorm is expected to target areas form northern France into Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany from early Thursday morning into Thursday night.
The number of fatalities from the mudslides and flooding in Southern California continues to climb. There are a number of reasons for why people did not heed evacuation warnings.
Storm Fionn, the sixth named windstorm of the season, is already lashing parts of Ireland and the United Kingdom and impacts are expected to continue into Wednesday.