Daytona 500 Canceled: Twitter ReactsBy: Chris Crum - February 26, 2012
As reported earlier, the Daytona 500 was experiencing a rain delay, and plenty of people were complaining (and rejoicing) on Twitter. Now, they’ve gone ahead and canceled it for the day, and it will run (hopefully) tomorrow at Noon.
In 53 years of the race’s existence, this has never happened. There has never been a cancellation. There have been delays, but not like this. It was already supposed to be a historic race with the addition of Danica Patrick, but it’s already made history for another reason.
Now (at least on my local channel) they’re showing an infomercial for the Time Life Music collection “Country’s Got Heart”.
As you can imagine, there is, yet again, plenty of reaction to this news on Twitter. Here’s some of it:
Canceled Daytona 500? Sounds like a sick day Monday to me
Riots brake out in Hickville as the Daytona is postponed
Wow, Daytona canceled,,…atleast I’m off Mon. – DC
Looks like the Daytona 500 I’d canceled cause of rain. That’s what happens when you make Cena the flag waver
Daytona 500 canceled first time in 53 years. My first time down just my luck
Daytona 500 canceled today! Wtf noooo! They will race tomorrow at noon! I’m pissed
Wow. They canceled they postponed the Daytona 500 till tomorrow. Just race in the damn rain.
daytona 500 canceled for the first time ever til tomorrow at noon now what do I do
Lame. Daytona 500 canceled and to be shown while everyones at work.
#Daytona canceled for today, runs tomorrow. I hate you, nimbus rain clouds.Wow.
Dang the daytona 500 is canceled till tomorrow because the rain. I actually enjoy watching it. I’m rooting for Danica Patrick ?
The race has officially been canceled for today. I guess my stay in daytona will now be extended for at least another day
Looks like the Daytona 500 was canceled due to rain. Kind of a bummer.