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Sunday’s Updated Daytona 500 Weather Forecast: Will the “Great American Race” See a Rain Delay Once Again?

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Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images. Pictured: Rain falls at Daytona International Speedway

  • The Daytona Beach, Fla. weather has been very nice so far throughout Speedweeks heading into Sunday's Daytona 500.
  • However, the Daytona 500 has not had the best weather luck recently, with each of the last two races being delayed due to rain.
  • Below we detail the latest Daytona 500 weather forecast, including whether rain will delay NASCAR's biggest race for the third straight year.

NASCAR’s Daytona 500 is no stranger to rain delays.

Last season, NASCAR’s season-opening event was delayed for almost six hours due to rain.

The 2020 Daytona 500 required a Monday a finish after completing just 20 laps before rain completely washed out the event on Sunday.

So, looking ahead to Sunday’s Daytona Beach, Florida, weather forecast, is there a chance that we see rain impact NASCAR’s biggest race once again?

Or can we expect to see all 500 miles completed without delay on Sunday?

Let’s take a look at the latest Daytona 500 weather forecast ahead of this afternoon’s race.

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2022 Daytona 500 Weather Forecast

Thankfully for NASCAR fans and bettors, it looks like it will be sunny and dry all day in Daytona Beach on Sunday.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to reach the low 70s on Sunday with plenty of sun.

But perhaps most important is that there’s a 0% chance of rain in Daytona Beach, so the race should be good to run the full distance on Sunday.

Heading into today’s Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin is the race favorite at +800 odds, followed by pole-sitter Kyle Larson (+900), Chase Elliott (+1000) and Joey Logano (+1200).

Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate and fellow front-row starter Alex Bowman is +1800, while Duel winners Brad Keselowski and Chris Buescher are +1600 and +2500, respectively.

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