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  • Jamie McMurray hopes this is his year in NASCAR

    Jamie McMurray hopes this is his year in NASCAR
    Jamie McMurray is among the few drivers who can say they've won two of NASCAR's crown jewel races, the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400. His resume has one glaring omission, though: McMurray, now in his 13th full season in the Sprint Cup Series,...
  • Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix

    Joey Logano wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix
    Joey Logano drove to a dominant win Saturday in NASCAR's second-level Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Logano, who mainly races in NASCAR's top-tier Sprint Cup Series and won this year's Daytona 500, started from the pole position...
  • Kurt Busch qualifies eighth in return

    Kurt Busch qualifies eighth in return
    The name stenciled in cursive letters on the No. 41 Chevrolet, just above the driver's window, no longer said "Outlaw." It had been replaced with "Kurt Busch." Literally and figuratively, the name represented a fresh start for Busch, who returned to the...
  • Jeff Gordon continues NASCAR farewell tour with trip to Las Vegas

    Jeff Gordon continues NASCAR farewell tour with trip to Las Vegas
    There's a massive sign atop the grandstands in Turn 4 of Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week that reads: "Thank You Jeff 24." It's the track's nod to Jeff Gordon's decision to stop full-time racing in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series after this year. Gordon...
  • Three young drivers appear to be on fast track in NASCAR's elite series

    For three promising young drivers in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, there's nowhere to go but up. And that makes for a pressure-packed season. Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon and Trevor Bayne — all in their early 20s — are highly touted because they...
  • Ex-NASCAR Champs See Stars Quitting Earlier

    LOS ANGELES — At 3:44 on an August morning in 2007, former NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett suddenly woke from a sound sleep. "It hit me then," he recalled. "It's time to retire." Jarrett was 50 at the time. He was struggling to recapture his past...
  • Martin Truex Jr. perseveres through personal, professional pain to start strong

    Martin Truex Jr. perseveres through personal, professional pain to start strong
    Two races into NASCAR's Sprint Cup season is but a blip on the big screen, but it's good to see one of the good guys near the top of the charts. Martin Truex Jr. is fifth in points, with two Top 10 finishes. It's the classic underdog story: Truex Jr....
  • 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...
  • Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

    Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win
    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Quickly establishing he's one of the drivers to beat...
  • Police find stolen NASCAR No. 44 car in woods outside Atlanta

    Police find stolen NASCAR No. 44 car in woods outside Atlanta
    HAMPTON, Ga.  — Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway. Team XTREME said the car was discovered early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, about 20 miles away from where it...
  • 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...