Daytona 500 postponed for first time

The Daytona 500 has been postponed for the first time in its 54-year history.

Jimmie Johnson walks along pit road with his daughter Genevieve, during a rain delay before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Crew members push cars into the garage after NASCAR postponed the Daytona 500 auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, due to rain. The race has been rescheduled for Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/David Graham)

AJ Allmendinger's car (22) and others remain parked on pit road due to a rain delay before the start of the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Danica Patrick, right, stands under an umbrella with Tony Stewart, left, during a rain delay in the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Fans make their way to the grandstands during a rain delay before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Daytona 500 Speed Week - Day 9

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Lenny Kravitz performs during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Daytona 500 Speed Week - Day 9

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: UFC fighter Jon Jones poses with musician Lenny Kravitz during the driver's meeting prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Daytona 500 Speed Week - Day 9

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Model Kate Upton addresses the media during a news conference prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, waves to fans while holding daughter Genevieve Marie during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Daytona 500 Speed Week - Day 9

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, waves to fans during driver introductions prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)