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Weather forecast for the 2024 Daytona 500

The countdown to Sunday’s Daytona 500 is just a few days old and will soon be just a few hours old.

This will be the 66th running of the Daytona 500. The race has only been postponed due to rain twice (2012 and 2020).

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Here is an overview of the schedule and forecasts for the week, via wunderground.comfor each day of Daytona Speedweek (this will be updated throughout the week as forecasts change):

WEDNESDAY February 14

Cup cars qualify from 8:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.

The forecasts forecasts mostly clear skies in the evening with a high of 58 degrees and a 4% chance of rain as qualifying begins. The temperature should remain the same during qualifying. The chance of rain is 5% between now and the end of qualifying.

THURSDAY February 15

The first of two Cup qualifying races begins at 7 p.m. ET. The second qualifying race is scheduled to begin at 8:45 p.m. ET.

The forecasts it forecasts partly cloudy skies in the evening. It is expected to be 65 degrees with a 3% chance of rain at the start of the first qualifying race. At 10 p.m. ET, the forecast calls for a high of 61 degrees and a 5% chance of rain.

Earlier in the day, ARCA teams practice, followed by NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series practices. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, highs in the 70s and a 1% chance of rain for these sessions.

FRIDAY February 16

Cup teams will practice from 5:35 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. ET. The forecasts calls for cloudy skies, a high of 67 degrees and a 2% chance of rain for the workout.

The truck race will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET. The forecast calls for cloudy skies, a high of 63 degrees and a 7% chance of rain. The chance of rain increases to 13% at 10 p.m. ET.

Earlier today, ARCA teams will qualify, Truck teams will qualify and Xfinity teams will practice. Cloudy skies are forecast with a high of 70 degrees and a 1% chance of rain in the afternoon.

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SATURDAY February 17

Cup teams have their final practice session before the Daytona 500 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. ET. The forecasts predicts a high of 62 degrees and a 58% chance of rain early in the session.

Xfinity qualifying is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, followed by the ARCA race (1:30 p.m. ET) and the Xfinity race at 5 p.m. ET. The forecast for the Xfinity races calls for a high of 66 degrees and an 84% chance of rain. The chance of rain remains above 75% for the remainder of the evening.

SUNDAY February 18

The Daytona 500 is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET. The forecasts predicts a high of 61 degrees and a 51% chance of rain for the start. The chance of rain will be between 50% and 67% the rest of the night, depending on the time.

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