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  • Driver Jimmie Johnson looks for more success at Las Vegas racetrack

    Driver Jimmie Johnson looks for more success at Las Vegas racetrack
    LAS VEGAS¬†— "I love coming back here," Jimmie Johnson said of Las Vegas, but it's not to gamble or take in a show. "Vegas is fun but it's really, just in my mind, a racing town," he said. And Johnson, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, might...
  • The greatest one-on-one sports rivalries

    The greatest one-on-one sports rivalries
    Like many storied rivalries from the past, the careers of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will be forever linked. Although Brady is 10-4 in games against Manning’s teams — Indianapolis and Denver — since the 2004 playoffs they have...
  • NASCAR adopts knockout qualifying format for three national series

    NASCAR on Wednesday abandoned single-car qualifying for a group format that features elimination or "knockout" rounds to determine a race's starting lineup. The changes apply to all three of NASCAR's national series: its premier Sprint Cup Series, the...
  • Behind the scenes at Victory Lane in Daytona

    Behind the scenes at Victory Lane in Daytona
    The signature photos from Daytona International Speedway are always the shots of drivers celebrating atop their car in Victory Lane after the race. Usually the confetti is falling and there is much screaming and joy.   Getting those pictures can be a...
  • 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) Feb. 1: First Saturday Jam,...
  • Rapper 50 Cent returns to NASCAR as Swan Racing team sponsor

    Rapper 50 Cent, who caused a minor sensation at last year's Daytona 500 with his awkward attempt to kiss Fox reporter Erin Andrews, is back with NASCAR in a more conventional way. Swan Racing, a team that fields two cars in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup...
  • NASCAR's Regan Smith excited for Syracuse's success

    NASCAR's Regan Smith excited for Syracuse's success
    DAYTONA – As a lifelong fan, Regan Smith is enjoying Syracuse’s success this season on the hardwood. Even among all of the shop talk during NASCAR’s Media Day, Smith could find time to gloat a bit about the Orange’s thrilling...
  • NASCAR's Daytona 500 has restarted [Updated]

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Daytona 500 was halted after 38 laps Sunday because of rain. The field was under a caution period in NASCAR's season-opening race when the rain arrived at Daytona International Speedway at 2:12 p.m. EST. [Update: The race...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon to win the Daytona 500 on Sunday night after a rain delay of nearly 6 1/2 hours. It was the second Daytona 500 victory for perhaps NASCAR's most popular driver; his...
  • Fox confuses viewers, and itself, by replaying 2013 Daytona 500

    Jimmie Johnson knows the routine -- win at Daytona and the congratulatory messages start pouring in. That's what happened when he won the 500 and the summer 400 last year. And it started happening again Sunday as well. One problem, though. He didn't...
  • End of Olympics, Start of 'Amazing Race' Soft on Busy Night That Includes Daytona 500

    A delayed Daytona 500 race on Fox only added to another crowded Sunday -- with options including NBC's closing night of Olympics coverage, AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the finale of PBS' "Downton Abbey" -- and may have contributed to the soft premiere...