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  • A NASCAR Insider's Guide to Daytona

    A NASCAR Insider's Guide to Daytona
    DAYTONA BEACH — It is early morning in Daytona Beach, and you pull your Ford into the drive-through at Smoothie King. You pause, and do a double take. There is a man in front of you in a golf cart. That would be Joey Logano, a guy who drives...
  • Can Sunday's Daytona 500 build on the ratings momentum generated by the crazy qualifying?

    Can Sunday's Daytona 500 build on the ratings momentum generated by the crazy qualifying?
    Maybe NASCAR has it right after all. Maybe it should hold its version of the Super Bowl first on the schedule instead of last. By the time NASCAR's Sprint Cup series ends in November only the racing die-hards seem to pay much attention considering we'...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. was NASCAR's highest-paid driver in 2014

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. was NASCAR's highest-paid driver in 2014
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. was NASCAR's highest-paid driver last year with an income of $23.8 million, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday. Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson was second at $22.5 million and four-time champion Jeff Gordon was...
  • Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 2/19 log (updated Wednesday AM)

    5 a.m.    Tennis: Women’s Dubai quarterfinals.--Tennis Ch. 9 a.m.    Golf: Indian Open first round (d. in New Delhi).--Golf 10 a.m.    Tennis: Various matches from Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Delray Beach and Marseille.--Tennis Ch. 11:30 a.m.  ...
  • Kenseth wins Sprint Unlimited

    DAYTONA BEACH — Matt Kenseth, coming off a winless 2014 season, has opened the new year with a victory. Kenseth won Saturday night's exhibition Sprint Unlimited, which was a crash-filled kickoff to the NASCAR season for the second consecutive year....
  • Mayo: Aspiring racer Staropoli refocuses on med school, for now

    Mayo: Aspiring racer Staropoli refocuses on med school, for now
    Patrick Staropoli thought he would start 2015 with an agonizing decision: Quit medical school or give up his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver. "The cards that were on the table made the decision for me," Staropoli, of Plantation, said last week....
  • 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...
  • Kurt Busch stands confident, defiant, in face of domestic-abuse charges

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch reiterated that he is a "truth-teller" on Tuesday, insisting he is not trying to spin a crazy fairy tale that seems unbelievable: His ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin. "My right hand was on the Bible and I swore...
  • Trevor Bayne looks to recapture Daytona 500 magic carpet ride

     Trevor Bayne looks to recapture Daytona 500 magic carpet ride
    CHARLOTTE – Trevor Bayne. Remember him? He won the Daytona 500 in 2011 as a 20-year-old. Youngest winner in the history of the Great American Race. Cool Kid. Fabulous story. We were all amazed and smitten, conjuring up the ghost of the late...
  • Romance blooms as NASCAR stars roll into Daytona

    Romance blooms as NASCAR stars roll into Daytona
    Love makes the world go round, even in NASCAR, where the bottle always spins left in all affection-inspired games and festivities. That said, congratulations to Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Larson as Valentine's Day weekend...
  • NASCAR Media Day: Dale Earnhardt Jr. feels old

    NASCAR Media Day: Dale Earnhardt Jr. feels old
    DAYTONA BEACH – His name may end with "Junior," but the second Dale Earnhardt is feeling anything but. At NASCAR Media Day on Thursday, Earnhardt Jr. talked about how Jeff Gordon's retirement and the declining careers of NFL quarterbacks Peyton...