BY: John Mamola
The Daytona 500 can't catch a break.
From rain, potholes, soap and fire, the Daytona 500 has had all sorts of delays the last five years and the latest one came on Sunday with rain shutting down the season opener at Daytona International Speedway only 38 laps in.
The race resumed after a 6 hour and 22 minutes delay but the official Fox News Facebook page had thought the race had already ended. In order to stay with the Daytona 500 coverage (and make sure the commercials ran), FOX Sports ran a replay of last year's Daytona 500 in which Jimmie Johnson won the race.
Whiff... pic.twitter.com/WrNti8cUJy— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) February 23, 2014
Whoops! Apparently someone over at Fox News was so caught up in the on screen coverage and not the newswire, twitter, facebook, google+, reddit, and MANY other news outlets that kept reporting the race was in a delay.
Fox News did delete the post and offered an apology.