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  • Kevin Harvick completes NASCAR racing resume, now what?

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Kevin Harvick has won NASCAR's biggest races and last season added its biggest prize the Sprint Cup Series championship to his racing resume. What could possibly be next? Apparently, quite a lot. "You always reestablish new goals,"...
  • NASCAR PREVIEW: All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24

    NASCAR PREVIEW: All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24
    Through driver changes, network shuffles, a new championship format and NASCAR's push to reinvent itself, the one constant for more than two decades has been Jeff Gordon behind the wheel every week of the iconic No. 24. Well, it's time to buckle up...
  • Ranking of professional sports projects seeking state help draws protest

    Florida state economists are ranking requests for money from professional sports teams and not everyone is happy with them. This week economists released a ranking of four proposals requesting $255 million in taxpayer money. The top ranked proposal...
  • Sports-incentive program a win-win: My Word

    Sports-incentive program a win-win: My Word
    Much attention has been given recently to the idea of the state providing tax incentives to sports franchises in order to foster positive economic growth and whether it is a smart investment for taxpayers. Florida has positioned itself as a haven for...
  • Five things to watch as 2015 Daytona Speedweeks gets underway

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Here we are again. There is more than a week before the 2015 NASCAR season will officially kick off at Daytona International Speedway with the season-opening races in the Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Truck series. However, there are a few...
  • Summary of recent Florida newspaper editorials

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: Feb. 9 Miami Herald on Israeli Prime Minister: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should reconsider his decision to accept a politically motivated invitation to speak to the U.S. Congress on March 3....
  • Diaz: Wendell Scott's NASCAR Hall of Fame honor is one to cherish

    It's easy to measure greatness in victories, trophies and championships. But what about standing up to prejudice and people who think the color of your skin makes you less worthy? What about going about your business in the face of death threats? What...
  • Florida travel calendar, Feb. 13-15

    Florida travel calendar, Feb. 13-15
    Daytona Beach: Thrills abound as the Budweiser Speedweeks roar into the Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 14-22. Events leading up to "The Great American Race," the Daytona 500, on Feb. 22 include the doubleheader of the 80-lap Lucas Oil 200 and...
  • 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...