The Daytona 500 was supposed to run yesterday, but it was delayed for hours by rain, before ultimately being canceled for the day. Initially, it was rescheduled for Noon today, but it’s now been changed for 7:00PM Eastern.
People were already tweeting their disgust yesterday about the rescheduling, as many would be at work. Some talked about calling in sick. This should make a lot of people happier, although I’m sure there are still plenty that are working at that time as well – especially in the western timezones.
Here’s what people are saying on Twitter now:
Bryan (The Phoenix)Daytona 500 tonight. I’m diggin’ it. The ratings “could” be higher than if it ran on Sunday afternoon. #NASCAR #Daytona500 1 minute ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto
Joe RayDaytona 500 start has been pushed back to 7 pm tonight from noon. “Hurray!” said all 5 NASCAR fans that have jobs. 37 minutes ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto
Michael McKeePlaces we’d rather be: Daytona 500 today after first rainout ever. Still bad wx, won’t start until 7pm. http://t.co/j7EjEwUX 3 minutes ago via HootSuite · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto
Peter AmadorWill ratings be higher for Daytona 500 tonight than they would have been yesterday? New audience will be available. #sportsbiz 4 minutes ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto
Mark McHaleDaytona 500 delayed until 7 pm EST. Talks of succession beginning in Southern states upset with the “Northern weather.” #NASCAR #whatajoke 5 minutes ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto