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  • 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....
  • Puertorriqueña busca hacer historia en la Daytona 500

    Puertorriqueña busca hacer historia en la Daytona 500
    CHARLOTTE - Cuando la puertorriqueña Kim López baje la bandera de partida de la 57 edición de la carrera de las 500 millas de Daytona (Florida) de la competencia Nascar este domingo, no solo se convertirá en la primera mujer e hispana en hacerlo sino...
  • Logano victory is pinnacle of a week in which NASCAR did itself proud

     Logano victory is pinnacle of a week in which NASCAR did itself proud
    DAYTONA BEACH — After the controversy and consternation of the last few days and all the star-crossed buzzard's luck of the last few years, the Daytona 500 got just what it needed on Sunday. A sunny honey of a day. Hard, clean racing. And...
  • On The Fly: Middletown's Good Day

    On The Fly: Middletown's Good Day
    The winner of the "Great American Race" was the great Joey Logano. Logano, a Middletown native, crossed the finish line first at the Daytona 500 for the first time with a 1.006-second victory over Kevin Harvick. Logano took the lead, following a restart,...
  • Five things for Monday, February 23

    Five things for Monday, February 23
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: winners and losers at the Oscars; winner at Daytona 500; accident closes lanes on SR408; and Disney raises daily visit price. 1. "Birdman" was the big winner at Sunday night's Oscars, taking home...
  • Joey Logano Finds Daytona 500 Win Means Much More

    Joey Logano Finds Daytona 500 Win Means Much More
    Joey Logano is finding out that with winning the Daytona 500 comes the fact that everyone wants a piece of you. Here's a look at his schedule over the next two days. You can bet the Connecticut native will probably be happy to get onto Atlanta, site of...
  • Owner Joe Gibbs gives update on Kyle Busch after driver suffered crash injuries

    Owner Joe Gibbs gives update on Kyle Busch after driver suffered crash injuries
    Kyle Busch is out of surgery and in good spirits, according to team owner Joe Gibbs. Busch was knocked out of the Daytona 500 when his Toyota slid through the infield grass and hit an inside wall during Saturday's Xfinity race. Busch sustained a...
  • Kevin Harvick criticizes tracks for being reactive with safety

    Kevin Harvick criticizes tracks for being reactive with safety
    Hours before Sunday's Daytona 500, reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick criticized the way tracks deal with safety issues. Harvick said they are reactive, instead of proactive, waiting for serious injuries to occur -- such as Kyle Busch's crash in...
  • Daytona 500 gets the celebrity treatment

    Daytona 500 gets the celebrity treatment
    DAYTONA BEACH — Vince Vaughn probably signed enough caps Sunday to outfit the entire population of Armington, Ill. "We only have about 400 people," Kay Stroud said. It was more like 398 over the weekend because Stroud and her husband were at the...
  • Jeff Gordon's final Daytona 500 ride gets bumpy, but it's all good

    Jeff Gordon's final Daytona 500 ride gets bumpy, but it's all good
    DAYTONA BEACH — The driver who led the most laps in the Daytona 500 finished 33rd. But he was smiling big-time at the end of the race, his final run in the Great American Race. "For some reason I'm still enjoying every moment of it," he said....
  • Hamlin's week: Danica crash, Gordon good-bye

    Hamlin's week: Danica crash, Gordon good-bye
    DAYTONA BEACH — Denny Hamlin nearly pulled off quite a coup Sunday: the chance to win the granddaddy of races after a falling-out with the GoDaddy girl. Hamlin's week was dominated by his bumper-car controversy with Danica Patrick. Patrick...