The Daytona 500 is set to resume this afternoon under clear skies and without President Donald Trump

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JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

February 17, 2020, 5:05 PM

4 min read

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The president is gone. So are the clouds, the long lines and most of the crowd.

The Daytona 500 was scheduled to resume Monday afternoon after “The Great American Race” was postponed for just the second time in 62 years. Rain halted the event at just 20 laps, with pole-sitter Ricky Stenhouse Jr. out front the entire way at Daytona International Speedway.

The rain began moments after President Donald Trump and his motorcade completed a ceremonial lap around the

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