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Daytona 500 start time delayed, UFCs Jon Jones 'pals around' with Kate Upton and Jane Lynch (Pic)

Photo of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at Daytona 500 via <a href="">Yahoo! Sports</a>.
Photo of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at Daytona 500 via Yahoo! Sports.

Gentlemen, turn off your engines.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, who was named "Honorary Race Official" for the 54th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, didn't get to see much racing at yesterday's tire-squealing extravaganza.

That's because the Daytona International Speedway was soaked from heavy rains on Sunday (Feb. 26, 2012), prompting NASCAR officials to postpone the race for the first time in event history. That means fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Danica Patrick and the rest of the speed demons will have to call in sick today or set their DVR's.

The Daytona 500 has been rescheduled to go down today (Feb. 27) at 7 p.m. ET on FOX.

In the absence of racing, Jonny "Bones" had little to do but schmooze with some of the other celebrities on hand, including Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton and Emmy award winning actress Jane Lynch.

Pics (courtesy of Yahoo! Sports) after the jump.

Jones with Lynch and Upton.

Jones towering over racing legend Jeff Gordon.

Following his days of thunder, Jones will defend his 205-pound title against bitter rival "Suga" Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 145, scheduled for April 21, 2012, at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

More on their epic grudge match right here.

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