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  • Crash in Daytona Cup practice collects 10 cars, including Kyle Busch's

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Race weekend at Daytona International Speedway got off to a bang-up start Friday. Minutes into the first Sprint Cup practice of the day, a multicar wreck sent several drivers to backup cars for Sunday's Coke Zero 400. The wreck was...
  • NASCAR in safety scramble to protect drivers from catastrophe

    NASCAR in safety scramble to protect drivers from catastrophe
    DAYTONA BEACH — Kyle Busch was at a nearby hospital, still withering in pain, when Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood offered up a powerful mea culpa in February: "We're going to fix this. And it starts right now." Daytona...
  • Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Daytona

    Austin Dillon once stood in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway celebrating a Dale Earnhardt win with his grandfather and wondering if he would ever make it back to commemorate his own achievement. Richard Childress assured his grandson, "You'...
  • Lewis Hamilton battles through rain to win British Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton battles through rain to win British Grand Prix
    Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his fifth race of the season on Sunday and strengthen his Formula One title defense. A Mercedes one-two was just as forecast — with...
  • Dillon wins wreck-filled Xfinity race

    Dillon wins wreck-filled Xfinity race
    DAYTONA BEACH — The race is essentially a souped-up version of driver's ed. The Subway Firecracker 250 in the Xfinity Series on Saturday night was a chance for aspiring Sprint Cup competitors to learn their craft at 180 mph. They one day hope to...
  • Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying

    Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rain washed out qualifying for Sunday night's race at Daytona International Speedway, where the field was set by practice times. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole because he was fastest in Friday's first...
  • Coke Zero 400 should have been run on Fourth of July

     Coke Zero 400 should have been run on Fourth of July
    DAYTONA BEACH — It's no secret television has been a boon for everybody associated with sports — fans, athletes, coaches, commissioners and, of course, the billionaires who own and operate sports teams and leagues. Television networks pay...
  • Earnhardt Jr. credits crew chief for pole

    Earnhardt Jr. credits crew chief for pole
    DAYTONA BEACH — Thumbs up, crew chief Greg Ives. He's the guy primarily responsible for getting his driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., on the pole for Sunday's Coke Zero 400. "I asked Greg before we went out for that first practice what we were...
  • Sports TV and radio: Sunday's 7/5 log (updated Sunday AM with matchups)

    7 a.m.    Cycling: Tour de France stage 2 (Utrecht to Neeltje Jans, Netherlands).--NBCSN 7:30 a.m.    Motor sports: Formula One British Grand Prix (in Silverstone, England).--CNBC 7:30 a.m.    World University Games: Men’s basketball: Brazil vs. U....
  • SAFER response: A look at how NASCAR tracks have changed

    SAFER response: A look at how NASCAR tracks have changed
    Take a closer look at the way tracks have worked to enhance safety. •Atlanta Motor Speedway Race held there: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (March 1) SAFER changes: Tire barriers were added (130 feet) prior to NASCAR event in March. •Auto...
  • Gordon reaches the end of the rainbow at Daytona

    Gordon reaches the end of the rainbow at Daytona
    DAYTONA BEACH — With security guards watching for suspicious activity, Dave Shepherd had some explaining to do Friday. What was the contraption bulging out of his backpack? "A piece of a dashboard from my Jeff Gordon Monte Carlo," he said....