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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Lawmakers want economists to weigh in on stadium funding

    Lawmakers want economists to weigh in on stadium funding
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's legislative leaders are ordering their own economists to rank and evaluate proposals to hand out millions in taxpayer money to professional sports teams. The state has received requests totaling $255 million that would help...
  • Lawmakers must decide who gets stadium subsidies, officials say

    Lawmakers must decide who gets stadium subsidies, officials say
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida agency that helps bring jobs to the state won't say which professional sports teams deserve financial help from the state. Last year, state legislators passed a measure that spelled out how professional sports...
  • Aston Martin a thrill ride for Kevin Buckler's Rolex team

     Aston Martin a thrill ride for Kevin Buckler's Rolex team
    Kevin Buckler is living the life, and you're not. The company ride is an Aston Martin, the James Bond car. Ejector seats and bullet proof shield are optional. The ride is powered by a crew that includes Danish blonde Christina Nielsen, who brings a...
  • Scott Pruett aims for record sixth win at Rolex 24 endurance race

    Scott Pruett aims for record sixth win at Rolex 24 endurance race
    Scott Pruett might not garner the headlines of the marquee drivers in NASCAR or IndyCar, but he's one of the most accomplished race-car drivers in America. And this weekend the 54-year-old Pruett hopes to add to his legacy by becoming the first six-time...
  • Video: 'Escalator Duel' at Daytona

    Video: 'Escalator Duel' at Daytona
    Daytona International Speedway executives showcased the progress of the $400-million renovation dubbed "DAYTONA Rising” on Wednesday. Rather than, say, a plodding press conference outlining the progress made thus far, the speedway pitted race...
  • Uniworld adds six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015

     Uniworld adds six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: Uniworld has six new European river cruise itineraries for 2015, including an eight-day Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time itinerary that's...
  • Soccer, Speedway projects facing more competition for state funds

    Soccer, Speedway projects facing more competition for state funds
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's taxpayer investment in professional sports venues is about to get a lot richer. In Orlando, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and Miami-Dade County, more than $900 million in stadium construction and refurbishment is underway....
  • Dreams power Florida's vintage car shows

    Dreams power Florida's vintage car shows
    When it comes to classic car shows, it doesn't take much to spark my interest. A few shiny 1970s-era Camaros parked in a row at a neighborhood shopping plaza is often enough to sidetrack an otherwise efficient run of weekend errands. And I've been known...
  • Thunderbirds, Blue Angels nail down year's Florida stops

    Thunderbirds, Blue Angels nail down year's Florida stops
    Florida's 2015 air show calendar became more clear this week as the Air Force Thunderbirds announced their slate of performances for the new year, while the Navy Blue Angels announced plans for 2016 at this week's International Council of Airshows...