Daytona 500 forecast: Here's the weather outlook for this weekend's NASCAR races
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - One of the biggest races in NASCAR is back in Florida this weekend – the Daytona 500! If you're headed to Daytona International Speedway to take in all the action – from the qualifying races to the fan experience to the main event on Sunday – here's how the forecast is looking leading up to race day!
Friday, Feb. 17: NextEra Energy 250 (7:30PM): Mostly cloudy with Northwest breezes increasing a bit. Isolated shower possible a cold front moves through. Temps start in the mid-70s, falling into the upper 60s during the race. Might want a sweat shirt for the evening.
Saturday, Feb. 18: BRANDT 200 (1:30PM) and Beef. It's What's For Dinner. 300 (5PM): Mostly cloudy-dry skies, but breezy/windy from the Northeast. Temps will be cool all day and in the 60s. Skies will feature plenty of ocean blown clouds. Definitely a day for a light jacket, jeans etc.
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Sunday, Feb. 19: 2023 DAYTONA 500 (all event; race starts at 2:30PM): Breezes ease a bit. Morning is cool, warmer PM temps in the mid-70s-mix of sun & clouds-a passing brief shower is possible during the morning through race time at 2:30pm/Rain chance 20%.