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  • Is NASCAR's Danica Patrick a good race-car driver? It's an old debate

    Here we go again. The debate about whether the hype surrounding Danica Patrick outweighs her skill as a race-car driver has lingered in the background ever since she reached racing's big leagues several years ago. Yet as Patrick, 32, muddles through...
  • Jason Leffler death reflects dirt track dangers

    Jason Leffler death reflects dirt track dangers
    NASCAR deserves praise for the way officials reacted to safety concerns following the death of its signature star, Dale Earnhardt, in 2001. But dirt tracks remain in a time warp, largely unregulated and a pit of dangerous mayhem for drivers chasing...
  • Danica Patrick crash with boyfriend another bumpy ride for Stewart race team

    Danica Patrick's working relationship with her boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. now has a few skid marks, commemorating their Hallmark moment on the race track. Is there a card that says "Sorry for wrecking your car and ruining your night, honey?" Danica...
  • UPDATE: NASCAR Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 on Wednesday night

    UPDATE: NASCAR Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 on Wednesday night
    NASCAR announced its 2014 Hall of Fame class on Wednesday evening. Chairman and CEO Brian France announced the five Hall of Fame inductees. There was not a tie for fifth place as there was last year. 2014 NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: DRIVERS...
  • Are NASCAR drivers athletes? Try a spin at Daytona

    Are NASCAR drivers athletes? Try a spin at Daytona
    "Race car drivers aren't athletes." You get that a lot, usually from somebody who couldn't pick out a stick shift from a stick ball in a police lineup. I beg to differ with that premise. Vehemently. I can say that with complete personal conviction,...
  • NASCAR's inconsistent penalties fuel continued controversy

    NASCAR's inconsistent penalties fuel continued controversy
    Here's a perfect concept for a NASCAR-themed reality show: Let's call it "NASCAR Family Feud." The premise is simple: Every week, a NASCAR driver or prominent owner gets into some contentious squabble. In the real world, NASCAR officials usually have...
  • Daytona, Talladega re-enforcing crossover gates

    Daytona, Talladega re-enforcing crossover gates
    NASCAR's two fastest tracks are re-enforcing crossover gates in the wake of the Feb. 23 accident at Daytona International Speedway that injured nearly 30 spectators.     Daytona and Talladega Superspeedway announced Wednesday that the high-banked...
  • Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals

    Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals
    Check out our new guide for car enthusiasts. You will find information on Florida auto museums, races, car shows, festivals and more. MUSEUMS Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala: A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits's Swamp Rat...
  • Travel Channel’s ‘Sand Masters’ dangles Daytona 500 prize

     
    “Sand Masters” shares its visit to Daytona International Speedway in an episode that premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday on Travel Channel. The series follows sand masons who deliver astonishing works of art. Daytona 500 champ Michael Waltrip...
  • NASCAR's New Look

     
    NASCAR has a decidedly different look for 2013, with all-new racecars debuting at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. It's a big change that should excite casual car fans as well as those hard-core enthusiasts who paint their favorite driver's number......
  • In Sunday's big events: Danica is still a real longshot, but Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence are faves

     
    Interesting day on Sunday. You've got NASCAR's biggest event in the afternoon and Hollywood's biggest event at night. From Las Vegas, RJ Bell of Pregame.com has got the odds on who's going to be the day's biggest winners, and if you believe in Danica, you...
  • Oscars light up ABC’s life; Danica Patrick boosts Daytona 500

     
    There's no singing the blues at ABC. The Oscars did good things for the Disney-owned network's ratings Sunday night. The three-hour, 35-minute telecast drew roughly 498,000 viewers in Central Florida, according to early ratings. It wasn't over until the...