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  • Stewart-Haas Racing puts Busch backup plan in place

    Team owner Tony Stewart has a contingency plan in place should Kurt Busch be unable to drive this season because of his legal troubles. "I'm very hopeful we won't have to worry about it," Stewart said Thursday. "I feel bad that he's in that situation...
  • Hamlin focused on winning Cup championship

    Denny Hamlin is looking to change his luck this season. Daytona International Speedway is probably as good a place to start as any. Although Hamlin was in the hunt for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship, he is coming off back-to-back seasons during...
  • Kevin Harvick completes NASCAR racing resume, now what?

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Kevin Harvick has won NASCAR's biggest races and last season added its biggest prize the Sprint Cup Series championship to his racing resume. What could possibly be next? Apparently, quite a lot. "You always reestablish new goals,"...
  • Sports-incentive program a win-win: My Word

    Sports-incentive program a win-win: My Word
    Much attention has been given recently to the idea of the state providing tax incentives to sports franchises in order to foster positive economic growth and whether it is a smart investment for taxpayers. Florida has positioned itself as a haven for...
  • Kurt Busch stands confident, defiant, in face of domestic-abuse charges

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch reiterated that he is a "truth-teller" on Tuesday, insisting he is not trying to spin a crazy fairy tale that seems unbelievable: His ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin. "My right hand was on the Bible and I swore...
  • Chase Elliott ready to ride in Gordon's iconic 24 Chevy

    Chase Elliott ready to ride in Gordon's iconic 24 Chevy
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chase Elliott answered his cellphone a week ago to pick up a call from his boss. Mr. H. Rick Hendrick. The future of NASCAR took a seismic and sentimental turn in that moment. Mr. H was asking Elliott if he was up to...
  • Trevor Bayne looks to recapture Daytona 500 magic carpet ride

     Trevor Bayne looks to recapture Daytona 500 magic carpet ride
    CHARLOTTE – Trevor Bayne. Remember him? He won the Daytona 500 in 2011 as a 20-year-old. Youngest winner in the history of the Great American Race. Cool Kid. Fabulous story. We were all amazed and smitten, conjuring up the ghost of the late...
  • Mayo: Aspiring racer Staropoli refocuses on med school, for now

    Mayo: Aspiring racer Staropoli refocuses on med school, for now
    Patrick Staropoli thought he would start 2015 with an agonizing decision: Quit medical school or give up his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver. "The cards that were on the table made the decision for me," Staropoli, of Plantation, said last week....
  • Earnhardt Jr. ponders his future in wake of Gordon decision

    For anyone who has ever turned 40, you know there are always a few moments that make you feel old. For Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of those came during Jeff Gordon's announcement that 2015 would be his last year driving full time in NASCAR's top series....
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears amid changes such as Carl Edwards' move

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears amid changes such as Carl Edwards' move
    With NASCAR's season only a month away, a few drivers are still adjusting to new teams and several crew chiefs are adjusting to new drivers. The most notable change in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series — which opens with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22...
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Jan. 31, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015: 9th...