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Truck: Weather postpones Daytona race

Wet weather forces the cancellation of the opening round of the NASCAR Truck season
A persistent rain washed out Friday night's scheduled NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The race is now slated for 7 p.m. ET Saturday.

Jason White won the pole for the season-opening truck series event during qualifying Thursday night, and Sprint Cup driver Elliott Sadler claimed the second starting position. Rookie Austin Dillon, grandson of Cup team owner Richard Childress, will take the green flag from the third position in his black #3 Chevrolet.

Four-time series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. will begin defence of his 2009 title from the fifth starting spot.

The truck race will follow the DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race, which features - among other things - the NASCAR debut of IndyCar star Danica Patrick. The Nationwide race follows a Sprint Cup practice scheduled for 10:30 a.m., as teams try to fine-tune their cars for Sunday's Daytona 500.

Friday's Cup practice was rained out, along with Nationwide qualifying and the truck race.


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