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Race cars running again at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona could use a dome.

From rain, potholes, soap and fire, the Daytona 500 has had all sorts of delays the last five years.

The latest one came Sunday, with rain shutting down the season opener at Daytona International Speedway only 38 laps into the 200-lap race.

A few minutes after 8:30, the race had restarted.

Matt Kenseth won a rain-shortened Daytona 500 in 2009. The 2010 Daytona 500 was interrupted for more than two hours because of a pothole in the track.

Rain forced the 2012 race to be run on a Monday night for the first time. Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a jet dryer that night, igniting a raging inferno that caused another two-hour delay. Safety workers used Tide laundry detergent to clean up the track.

Fans flocked for shelter at the track or left for their cars.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning in the area and advised people to take shelter.

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