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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes Daytona victory lap on Letterman, other shows

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes Daytona victory lap on Letterman, other shows
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. is enjoying the ride. Late Show with David Letterman? Check. Good Morning America? Check ESPN? Check. The media blitz has been a bit of a magical mystery tour for Earnhardt, who has had little time for anything else other than...
  • Weather Channel: Daytona 500 officials were negligent for not issuing weather warnings sooner Sunday

    Weather Channel: Daytona 500 officials were negligent for not issuing weather warnings sooner Sunday
    UPDATE: Daytona International Speedway strongly disagrees with a Weather Channel story that said the track didn’t act fast enough to warn fans about severe weather during Sunday’s Daytona 500. Read the tracks' response here. The Weather...
  • Daytona Speedway disagrees with Weather Channel report about weather warnings

    Daytona Speedway disagrees with Weather Channel report about weather warnings
    Daytona International Speedway strongly disagrees with a Weather Channel story that said the track didn’t act fast enough to warn fans about severe weather during Sunday’s Daytona 500. Lenny Santiago, senior director of public relations...
  • Daytona 500 rolls by Olympics, 'Walking Dead'

    Daytona 500 rolls by Olympics, 'Walking Dead'
    UPDATED: Fox had a big winner in Orlando with the Daytona 500 moved to prime time. The race was the most-watched program Sunday night with 345,100 viewers, according to updated ratings. The Daytona preshow ranked second with 206,200 viewers. The...
  • Late for school? Blame it on Dale Jr., Daytona

    Late for school? Blame it on Dale Jr., Daytona
    Let’s face it: Who hasn’t come up with a cheesy excuse to cut school? But Chase Elliott -- son of NASCAR veteran Bill Elliott -- may have come up with one of the greatest excuses in recent memory. Shouldn’t Dale Earnhardt Jr. winning...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. enjoys the ride with father's memories

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. enjoys the ride with father's memories
    DAYTONA BEACH — At 7:49 a.m. Monday, still in a fuzzy daze after a couple of hours' sleep, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took a minute to pose in front of a statue outside Daytona International Speedway. Click went the cellphone. Dale smiled, capturing an...
  • Earnhardt's No. 3 should not be used by Austin Dillon or anybody else

     Earnhardt's No. 3 should not be used by Austin Dillon or anybody else
    Austin Dillon is only 23 years old, but he loves old westerns and is a huge fan of the late, great John Wayne. This is a good thing because the NASCAR rookie is going to need some of the Duke's true grit this Sunday when he sits on the pole at the...
  • NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks Daytona 500 win, joins Twitter

    NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks Daytona 500 win, joins Twitter
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Even though it was approaching 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was happily answering reporters' post-race questions at a now empty Daytona International Speedway. After a 6 1/2-hour rain delay, Earnhardt had just won...
  • Daytona 500: biggest show of week

    Daytona 500: biggest show of week
    The rain-delayed Daytona 500 made for a very long day for race fans Sunday. But being pushed to prime time helped the Central Florida institution win the weekly prime-time ratings race for this TV market. The week's most-watched programs: 1. Daytona...
  • End of Olympics, Start of 'Amazing Race' Soft on Busy Night That Includes Daytona 500

    A delayed Daytona 500 race on Fox only added to another crowded Sunday -- with options including NBC's closing night of Olympics coverage, AMC's "The Walking Dead" and the finale of PBS' "Downton Abbey" -- and may have contributed to the soft premiere...
  • Fox confuses viewers, and itself, by replaying 2013 Daytona 500

    Jimmie Johnson knows the routine -- win at Daytona and the congratulatory messages start pouring in. That's what happened when he won the 500 and the summer 400 last year. And it started happening again Sunday as well. One problem, though. He didn't...
  • Not even Dale Earnhardt Jr. can save cursed Deluge 500

    Not even Dale Earnhardt Jr. can save cursed Deluge 500
    DAYTONA BEACH — Welcome, once again, to Graytona International Speedway, home of the newly named Downpour 500 — aka The Ill-Fated American Race. Now for the most famous words in all of racing: "Drivers, start your windshield wipers!" The...