Daytona 500 Weather Forecast Update Today: Tornado Warning Canceled

February 23, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Daytona International Speedway was warning people attending the Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida that there’s a tornado warning for the area, but the National Weather Service canceled the warning as of 3:27 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm warning was canceled as well.

“Advise to clear grandstands and secure items at campsites,” the speedway had said via Twitter. “Please take necessary precautions.”

The race is still delayed right now after 37 laps and drivers are able to exit their cars. 

Photos showed heavy rain falling in the area and on the raceway.

A tornado warning is still in effect just south of the racetrack.

An F-2 tornado touched down near the city’s airport in December 2006, highlighting the tornado danger. That one injured six people. 

The race was scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and run for 200 laps.

There’s no ETA yet for when the race will re-start. 

See information for the livestream here.

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