NASCAR: Ryan Truex, Alex Bowman turn Daytona intro stage into Slip ‘n’ Slide

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Rain has held up the start of tonight’s Coke Zero 400 but Daytona International Speedway went ahead with some of the pre-race ceremonies earlier this evening, including driver introductions.

A hearty group of fans were waiting for their heroes to appear and walk down an infield stage in the Daytona tri-oval. But BK Racing teammates and Sprint Cup rookies Ryan Truex and Alex Bowman took a different approach.

Instead of walking, they slid down the soaked stage in their fire suits.

RYAN TRUEX

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ALEX BOWMAN

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As for tonight’s race, the rain has slowed to a sprinkle and track drying has resumed along the 2.5-mile oval in the event that there’s a clearing in the weather. We’ll continue to keep you posted on further developments.