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  • NASCAR is quiet entering race at Richmond but that doesn't mean it will remain that way

    NASCAR is quiet entering race at Richmond but that doesn't mean it will remain that way
    It's kind of a quiet time for NASCAR as it swings into Richmond International Raceway for the Xfinity Series Toyotacare 250 on Friday and the Sprint Cup SeriesToyota Owners 400 on Saturday. There are no feuds to speak of, or any dominant controversies....
  • Kenseth Content In Car, Not Thinking Retirement

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he'll retire at the end of this season. The 43-year-old former champion won't use Gordon's exit as a reason to consider his own future in NASCAR. He's got...
  • Passenger dies in sports car at Richard Petty driving attraction at Walt Disney World Speedway

    Passenger dies in sports car at Richard Petty driving attraction at Walt Disney World Speedway
    A 36-year-old Davenport man died Sunday after a Lamborghini in which he was riding lost control on one of the courses at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Tavon Watson, 24, of Kissimmee,...
  • Greg Warmoth previews Daytona 500, rides Goodyear Blimp

    Greg Warmoth previews Daytona 500, rides Goodyear Blimp
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: Greg Warmoth will be inside the Goodyear Blimp over Volusia County for "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Warmoth talks to pilot Mike Dougherty about flying over sporting...
  • Daytona 500 rolls in ratings

    Daytona 500 rolls in ratings
    The Daytona 500 on Fox bounced back Sunday from last year's rain-drenched ratings.  The 500 put up a 7.3 national household rating, a 30 percent increase from last year's 5.6, according to early ratings. The race peaked from 4:30 to 5 p.m. when the...
  • Daytona 500 scores 13.4 million viewers

    Daytona 500 scores 13.4 million viewers
    The Daytona 500 drew 13.4 million viewers last weekend, a 44 percent increase from last year, when rain delayed the race, Fox Sports announced Thursday. With the bad weather last year, the race had averaged 9.3 million viewers on Fox. "Daytona 500...
  • Oscars, 'NCIS,' 'Walking Dead': weekly winners

    Oscars, 'NCIS,' 'Walking Dead': weekly winners
    The Academy Awards were the biggest show in prime time for the week in Central Florida. The red-carpet specials on ABC did very well, too. But "The Walking Dead" still posted impressive ratings against the Oscars, and Mark Harmon was a huge draw in...
  • NASCAR fixes Daytona, Talladega qualifying quagmire

    NASCAR fixes Daytona, Talladega qualifying quagmire
    NASCAR is waving a white flag — as in giving up — and ditching the confusing quagmire of group qualifying on the super-speedway tracks of Daytona and Talladega for the rest of 2015. It's back to single-car qualifying, with a "knockout...
  • NASCAR ditches group qualifying at Daytona, Talladega

    NASCAR ditches group qualifying at Daytona, Talladega
    NASCAR is waving a white flag to the confusing quagmire of group qualifying on the super-speedway tracks of Daytona and Talladega. Officials announced Monday that “qualifying for May’s Talladega Superspeedway races, as well as the July...
  • Logano Wins Martinsville Pole

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th. Logano turned a fast lap...
  • Brad Keselowski passes Kurt Busch on last lap to win Auto Club 400

    Brad Keselowski passes Kurt Busch on last lap to win Auto Club 400
    It's becoming a rule of thumb that it's best not to leave a NASCAR race early at Auto Club Speedway. Not even with just two laps left. For the third time in as many years, the Sprint Cup Series race in Fontana was settled either on the last lap or in an...