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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins rain-delayed Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon to win the Daytona 500 on Sunday night after a rain delay of nearly 6 1/2 hours. It was the second Daytona 500 victory for perhaps NASCAR's most popular driver; his...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NASCAR should start and end season at Daytona

    NASCAR should start and end season at Daytona
    DAYTONA BEACH — The NASCAR season, as always, will start with a thunderous roar today at the Daytona 500. And nine long months from now, it will likely end with a resounding snore in the middle of the football season at that track in South Florida...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads NASCAR Nation into Daytona

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads NASCAR Nation into Daytona
    DAYTONA BEACH — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will celebrate the 15-year anniversary of his first Cup start as he always does, trying to avoid all the clutter in his rear-view mirror. There are the legion of followers who adore him yet cling to the ghost of...