DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Rain washed out Friday night's Busch
Series race at Daytona International Speedway, and NASCAR
rescheduled the event for Saturday morning.
The race will begin at 9 a.m. EDT and create a day-night
doubleheader of racing at NASCAR's premier track. The Nextel Cup
event is scheduled for 8 p.m.
It could make for a very long day -- and 650 miles of racing --
for the 20 drivers who were entered in both events. Among those who
are scheduled to run both races are two-time defending Pepsi 400
champion Tony Stewart, defending Busch race winner Dale Earnhardt
Jr. and Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick.
NASCAR faced a similar situation at Charlotte in 2003, when the
Busch race was rescheduled for the afternoon before the Cup race --
creating 800 miles of racing. Greg Biffle won the Busch race,
Stewart won the Cup event and 10 drivers did double-duty. Matt
Kenseth pulled out of the Busch race.