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  • Hard-charging Danica Patrick actually likes to sew and knit (Video below)

     
    Danica Patrick, Nationwide NASCAR driver, likes to drive fast and sew slow...
  • NASCAR's Martin Truex Jr. leads Daytona 500 at halfway point

     
    Martin Truex Jr. led the Daytona 500 at the halfway point of the 200-lap race after an early multi-car crash ruined the chances of several of the leading drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. But several other drivers were......
  • Huge crash early in Daytona 500 collects 14 NASCAR drivers

     
    The "Big One" struck early in the Daytona 500 on Sunday when the cars of 14 drivers -- including reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and his teammate Jeff Gordon -- were involved in a crash on the 29th......
  • Dale Earnhardt memories abound at Daytona 500

     
    Everybody has Dale stories. As the cars get ready to rumble today at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR family has warmly reminesced about Deal Earnhardrt Sr., who died on the last lap of the Daytona 500 a decade ago. Here is one of my favorites:...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Amber Heard lets her car-freak flag fly at Daytona and in ‘Drive Angry

     
    Hollywood had a movie to plug and NASCAR had a race in need of a celebrity to shout, “Gentlemen, start your engines!” But both got more than they bargained for when Amber Heard took the job of Grand Marshal at this year’s Budweiser...
  • Harley-Davidson activities a big part of Bike Week

     
    Bike Week is around the corner and that sound you hear is likely the roar of someone's Harley-Davidson. The iconic motorcyle company will be all over the festivities in Daytona Beach and here's a glimpse at some of the activities: Harley Owners Group (H....
  • Riverside's David Gilliland again tastes NASCAR success -- for now

     
    When 20-year-old Trevor Bayne crossed the finish line for his stunning Daytona 500 win, a few yards behind him in third was another one-time NASCAR Cinderella story, David Gilliland of Riverside. Gilliland, 34, teamed up with Carl Edwards on the......
  • Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne visits ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

     
    Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will roll into Thursday's edition of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." You can catch him at 3 p.m. on WESH-Channel 2....
  • Rough surf for swimmers, Daytona Bike Week begins

     
    Strong winds are churning up the surf, making for rougher waves for beachgoers this weekend. Volusia County Beach Patrol Capt. Tammy Marris said the rip current risk remains high. However, with the windy weather, and the 60-degree water temperature, there...
  • Legoland Florida: Expect shuttle, Flying Island, 1,000 workers

     
    Construction of  Legoland Florida has left the preliminary stages, and we'll soon start seeing rides and attractions go up at the Winter Haven site where the Cypress Gardens theme park resided for decades. I wrote a story about Legoland's progress for...
  • No Nascar burials for die-hard race fans

     
    Die-hard race fans won’t be buried  at Daytona International Speedway or Homestead Miami Speedway any time soon, a Senate panel said Tuesday. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee, by a 7-4 vote, rejected a proposal to allow remains to be...
  • Bury my ashes at Daytona Speedway? No thank you

     
    And so the Florida Legislature has rejected a bill that would allow the fanatical fringe of the NASCAR Nation to be buried at Daytona International Speedway (and Homestead' speedway too)....