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  • Old-timers set to get back on the track

    As the days tick away for the start of a fresh season at Daytona International Speedway, there still will be moments of old-school reverence at the fabled superspeedway. Welcome back, Ward Burton. We'll see you soon, too, Bill Elliott. Both "old-...
  • Waltrip gearing up to rewrite history

    Michael Waltrip will make a historic run in this year's Daytona 500. He will make his 75th start on the fabled superspeedway — the most of any driver — on Feb. 26. He will drive the No. 40 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota for Aaron Racing. "When...
  • Orlando Lions announce construction team for MLS stadium

    Orlando Lions announce construction team for MLS stadium
    Orlando's Major League Soccer team-in-waiting announced Tuesday the selection of Barton Malow as the general contractor who will build the city's new professional soccer stadium. Barton Malow, which is headquartered in suburban Detroit and has an office...
  • A Springtime Truism: Campaign cash floods the Florida Capitol

    A Springtime Truism: Campaign cash floods the Florida Capitol
    TALLAHASSEE — Orlando City Soccer struck out in the Florida Legislature last year when the team wanted a $30 million tax break to subsidize the construction of a new soccer stadium in downtown Orlando. The soccer club planning to soon join Major...
  • Relief for taxpayers now includes Daytona Speedway

    Relief for taxpayers now includes Daytona Speedway
    TALLAHASSEE – In the quest to provide “broad tax relief” to Floridians, one particular taxpayer has cut to the head of the line: the birthplace of NASCAR. A Senate plan to help Gov. Rick Scott to his election-year goal of $500...
  • Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects

    Senate adds sweetener to stadium bill for Orlando, Miami, Daytona projects
    TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to give tax subsidies annually to more professional sports stadiums got sweeter for Central Florida Thursday, as lawmakers added language allowing projects already underway to get ahead of the line for tax dollars. Both the...
  • After football title, FSU Seminoles will try to win NASCAR race

    After football title, FSU Seminoles will try to win NASCAR race
    The FSU Seminoles have conquered the college football world. Now, can they win a NASCAR race? The Seminoles will be racing with NASCAR driver Brian Vickers, whose No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota will carry a special paint scheme honoring FSU’s 2013...
  • Throwback Thursday: Daytona Beach Bike Week

    Throwback Thursday: Daytona Beach Bike Week
    Sun, sand and suds have been attracting bikers to Daytona Beach since the inaugural running of the Daytona 200 in 1937. According to the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce, the race was canceled in 1942 during WWII as the nation’s war efforts limited...
  • Sports stadium bill drawing more teams like flies

    Sports stadium bill drawing more teams like flies
    TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal to make Florida sports teams compete for new tax-incentives is attracting major-league interest from other sports franchises, including minor-league soccer teams and spring training baseball sites. It's a rite of spring....
  • Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana

    Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana
    NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track. But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the...
  • Auto Club Speedway slashes grandstand seating by 26% to 68,000

    Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, site of this weekend's NASCAR race, has slashed its grandstand capacity by 26% to 68,000 seats from 92,000, a track spokesman said Friday. The 24,000-seat reduction reflects the pullback in NASCAR's popularity from its...
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 1 -March 9: Bands Brew and BBQ...