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  • 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...
  • Kyle Busch injury brings non-negotiable lesson in motor sports safety

    Kyle Busch injury brings non-negotiable lesson in motor sports safety
    There is always Drama in Daytona. Potholes in 2010. Love-bug shenanigans in 2011. Fire and rain in 2012 with the jet-fuel-dryer track fiasco. And of course, tragedy in 2001 when Dale Earnhardt died after hitting the wall on the last lap of the Daytona...
  • NASCAR got the drama-free Daytona 500 it needed

    It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt. Dozens of cars were wrecked, and on the morning of NASCAR's season-opening showcase,...
  • Will David Ragan replace injured Kyle Busch?

    Sprint Cup Series driver David Ragan has emerged as the leading candidate to fill in for injured driver Kyle Busch this season at Joe Gibbs Racing, multiple sources confirmed to The Observer on Tuesday. Ragan was at Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters in...
  • 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...
  • Joey Logano wins Daytona 500

    Joey Logano wins Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano, the driver who has spent seven years trying to live up to impossible expectations, raced to his first career Daytona 500 victory Sunday as he continued to reward Roger Penske for catapulting him into one of...
  • Joey Logano's Daytona 500 Victory Tour includes Letterman, laughs

    Joey Logano's Daytona 500 Victory Tour includes Letterman, laughs
    DAYTONA BEACH — NASCAR's new Daytona 500 champion is squinting and smiling. It is Joey Logano's signature look, a subject of good-natured marital discussions and some Twitter trolling. "He does it all the time when he's driving down the road,"...
  • Daytona winner Joey Logano doesn't know 'ton' about math

    Daytona winner Joey Logano doesn't know 'ton' about math
    Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano clearly showed math is not his lane when appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman." Logano and Letterman were joking around about why NASCAR drivers don't crash into each other more often when Letterman asked,...
  • Roger Penske savors fountain of youth in his NASCAR drivers

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Roger Penske's scoreboard now reads: 15 Indianapolis 500 wins. Two Daytona 500 wins. But the owner of Team Penske was hard-pressed to differentiate the gratification between winning the Greatest Spectacle in Racing or The Great...
  • Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

    Joey Logano had a shot to win the NASCAR championship last year. A flawed late pit stop cost him the chance, and he went into the offseason determined to get back into contention again. A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday gave Logano the...
  • On The Fly: New Britain's Byron Jones Jumps To Record Books

    On The Fly: New Britain's Byron Jones Jumps To Record Books
    Former UConn cornerback Byron Jones of New Britain, whose senior season was cut short by a shoulder injury, got the full attention of NFL types at the NFL combine Monday, setting a broad jump record (12 feet, 3 inches). His vertical leap: 44.5 inches....