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  • Auto Club Speedway slashes grandstand seating by 26% to 68,000

    Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, site of this weekend's NASCAR race, has slashed its grandstand capacity by 26% to 68,000 seats from 92,000, a track spokesman said Friday. The 24,000-seat reduction reflects the pullback in NASCAR's popularity from its...
  • Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana

    Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana
    NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track. But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the...
  • Senate could push for quicker stadium incentive review

    Senate could push for quicker stadium incentive review
    TALLAHASSEE – Central Florida senators are working on a deal to allow Orlando’s soccer stadium to compete for state dollars as soon as this summer without requiring the Legislature to later sign off on the $2 million annual tax break. The...
  • Throwback Thursday: Daytona Beach Bike Week

    Throwback Thursday: Daytona Beach Bike Week
    Sun, sand and suds have been attracting bikers to Daytona Beach since the inaugural running of the Daytona 200 in 1937. According to the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, the race was canceled in 1942 during WWII as the nation’s war efforts limited...
  • 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...
  • Sipping at Speedweeks: A guide to Daytona Beach bars

    Sipping at Speedweeks: A guide to Daytona Beach bars
    If you're looking for NASCAR-focused camaraderie and beer, you can find plenty of both in Daytona Beach's diverse bars. The best of them will be packed to the rafters soon when Daytona Bike Week arrives (March 7-16). Consider this chance your last to...
  • Juan Pablo Montoya leaves NASCAR in rear-view mirror

    Juan Pablo Montoya leaves NASCAR in rear-view mirror
    Like the psycho girlfriend or boyfriend who may pop up in your life, Juan Pablo Montoya and NASCAR were always a bad fit. He was always an interloper — a guy from another country, for starters — who used to hang with the fancy-schmantzy...
  • 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...
  • 1-minute Time-lapse: From Sunset to Fireworks at Daytona

    1-minute Time-lapse: From Sunset to Fireworks at Daytona
    What do you get when you take two stationary cameras aimed at a dozen different angles and shoot some 4,979 images over a 5-hour period at Daytona International Speedway? A unique, fast-forward view of sunset, nighttime-racing, a blurring ferris wheel and...
  • Stan Van Gundy's departure for Detroit a big loss for community

    Stan Van Gundy's departure for Detroit a big loss for community
    Former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy is a man for all seasons. He's been at the forefront to help raise money for Seminole County schools. He's served on the board of directors for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. He's been a strong...
  • 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...