Daytona 500

Photos from the first nighttime Daytona 500, delayed to Feb. 27 because of rain in Daytona, Fla.

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, walks from his car after it collided with a track-drying truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rob Sweeten)
Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, walks from his car after it collided with a track-drying truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rob Sweeten)
Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, walks from his car after it collided with a track-drying truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rob Sweeten)
Race leader Dave Blaney, second from left, talks with Landon Cassill, left, as other drivers gather during a red flag in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Friel)
Race leader Dave Blaney, second from left, talks with Landon Cassill, left, as other drivers gather during a red flag in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Friel)
Race leader Dave Blaney, second from left, talks with Landon Cassill, left, as other drivers gather during a red flag in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Friel)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spin after an on track incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spin after an on track incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Juan Pablo Montoya, center, of Colombia, talks to team members in his garage after he was involved in a crash in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Juan Pablo Montoya, center, of Colombia, talks to team members in his garage after he was involved in a crash in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Juan Pablo Montoya, center, of Colombia, talks to team members in his garage after he was involved in a crash in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers clean up the track after a jet dryer burst into flames after being hit under caution by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers clean up the track after a jet dryer burst into flames after being hit under caution by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, leads Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, and Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, leads Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, and Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, Joey Logano, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, and Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, Joey Logano, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, and Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon (24) hits the wall during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Jeff Gordon (24) hits the wall during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Jeff Gordon (24) hits the wall during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Tthe #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet driven by Jeff Gordon sits in the garage after engine failure during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Tthe #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet driven by Jeff Gordon sits in the garage after engine failure during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, Bobby Labonte, driver of the #47 Kroger Toyota, and Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, race three wide during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, Bobby Labonte, driver of the #47 Kroger Toyota, and Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, race three wide during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Kurt Busch drives the wrecked #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet on the apron after an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Kurt Busch drives the wrecked #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet on the apron after an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, leads Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, Casey Mears, driver of the #13 GEICO Ford, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, down the backstretch during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, leads Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, Casey Mears, driver of the #13 GEICO Ford, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, down the backstretch during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, leads Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, leads Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Terry Labonte, driver of the #32 C&J Energy Ford, spins on the frontstretch after an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Terry Labonte, driver of the #32 C&J Energy Ford, spins on the frontstretch after an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Landon Cassill, driver of the #83 Burger King Toyota, and Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Landon Cassill, driver of the #83 Burger King Toyota, and Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, stays off the wall after an engine failure during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, stays off the wall after an engine failure during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Paul Menard, driver of the #27 Peak/Menards Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Paul Menard, driver of the #27 Peak/Menards Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Mark Martin, driver of the #55 Aaron's Toyota, and Joey Logano, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, Mark Martin, driver of the #55 Aaron's Toyota, and Joey Logano, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, and Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, lead the field on the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, and Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, lead the field on the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet, spin after an on track incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet, spin after an on track incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spin after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spin after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Crew members work on the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson in the garage after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Crew members work on the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson in the garage after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
A crew member walks down pit road as officials hope to start the rain-postponed NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
A crew member walks down pit road as officials hope to start the rain-postponed NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
A crew member walks down pit road as officials hope to start the rain-postponed NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Cars line up on the pace lap prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Cars line up on the pace lap prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers tend to Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, as Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, drives back on to the race track after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers tend to Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, as Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, drives back on to the race track after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, talks with Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, talks with Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Crew members work on the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson in the garage after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Crew members work on the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson in the garage after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
A crew member walks down pit road as officials hope to start the rain-postponed NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
A crew member walks down pit road as officials hope to start the rain-postponed NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
A crew member walks down pit road as officials hope to start the rain-postponed NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Cars line up on the pace lap prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Cars line up on the pace lap prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers tend to Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, as Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, drives back on to the race track after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers tend to Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, as Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, drives back on to the race track after being involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, talks with Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, talks with Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Members of driver Greg Biffle's team waits out a weather postponement in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Members of driver Greg Biffle's team waits out a weather postponement in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Members of driver Greg Biffle's team waits out a weather postponement in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Members of driver Greg Biffle's team waits out a weather postponement in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Members of driver Greg Biffle's team waits out a weather postponement in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Members of driver Greg Biffle's team waits out a weather postponement in the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
54th Annual Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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