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Daytona 500 start reset for 7 p.m. ET

Updated: February 27, 2012, 2:29 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Are you ready for some racing -- some Monday night racing?

NASCAR pushed the start of its season-opening Daytona 500 to Monday night, under the lights and in primetime for the first time in its history.

"We hope to have 'Lady and gentlemen, start your engines,' at 7:02 and then warm up and go to green flag," NASCAR president Mike Helton said. "We believe this is a reasonable expectation."

Helton made the announcement Monday morning when it became clear ...

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