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2018 NASCAR at Daytona: Great looking weekend for “The Great American Race”

Nearly perfect weather to kick off NASCAR’s 2018 Season and the Daytona 500.

It’s the start of the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Season and you couldn’t ask for better weather for the Daytona 500. There was a span of a couple years that you were almost guaranteed some rain over the Daytona 500 weekend be it Saturday or Sunday and we all remember the 2012 Monday night Daytona 500. The good news for 2018 is we are mostly sunny, nice, warm and light winds all weekend long.

The odds of racing are practically 100 percent for the weekend. Just enjoy the race and here’s to an outstanding 2018 season.

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All times ET

SATURDAY
9:35 a.m. — Xfinity Series Qualifying
Forecast: Sun and clouds
Winds: SW 5-10 mph
Temperature: 70

12:05 p.m. — Cup Serie Final Practice
Forecast: Sun and clouds
Winds: SW 5-10 mph
Temperature: 77

2:30 p.m. — Xfinity Series - POWERSHARES QQQ 300
Forecast: Sun and clouds
Winds: SW 5-10 mph
Temperature: 79

SUNDAY
1:30 p.m. — DAYTONA 500 Pre-race
Forecast: Sunny skies
Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Temperature: 78

2:30 p.m. — DAYTONA 500
Forecast: Mostly sunny
Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Temperature: 79

3:30 p.m. — DAYTONA 500
Forecast: Mostly sunny
Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Temperature: 78

4:30 p.m. — DAYTONA 500
Forecast: Mostly sunny
Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Temperature: 77

5:30 p.m. — DAYTONA 500
Forecast: Mostly sunny
Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Temperature: 75