As we prepare for the start of the 2013 NASCAR season, many remember how the 2012 season started, with rain. The last few days have been wet across Daytona International speedway, but weather is expected to improve the rest of today and as we go into the weekend.

The only concern we have this weekend is the passage of a cold front Saturday afternoon. Clouds will increase and so will the winds as we go into Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds will be out of the west-northwest and could gust to near and at times over twenty-five miles per hour.

With the front passage it will turn colder for Saturday night and the Sprint Unlimited. Temperatures will fall into the low 50s and just before the race during the late afternoon and early evening There is just the slightest chance of of a quick passing isolated shower with the front but right now I think most of Saturday is dry and not really worried about any rain delays at this point.

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FRIDAY:
5:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited Practice – Partly cloudy – temp: 65
6:30 p.m ET
Final Sprint Unlimited Practice – Partly cloudy – temp: 61

SATURDAY:
11:00 a.m ET
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Partly sunny – temp: 63
2:00 p.m ET
Sprint Cup Series Practice – Clouds and sun, chance of an isolated rain shower – temp: 64
6:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited Pre-race – Partly cloudy, windy, slight chance of a shower – temp: 57
7:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited Pre-race – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 54
8:10 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 52
9:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 49
10:00 p.m ET
Sprint Unlimited – Partly cloudy, windy and chilly – temp: 47

SUNDAY:
1:05 p.m. ET
Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Mostly sunny chilly and breezy – temp: 50-53