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  • Mardi Gras food is generally a lot like the party season's theme: bold, hot and spicy

    Mardi Gras food is generally a lot like the party season's theme: bold, hot and spicy
    That constant rhythmic thunder you hear in the distance isn't from the Daytona International Speedway. It's Mardi Gras revelers gearing up for their own version of a homestretch. The festivities in the Southeast culminate on Tuesday -- Mardi Gras is...
  • Danica Patrick Crashes in NASCAR Debut

    Danica Patrick Crashes in NASCAR Debut
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Even as her mangled race car belched steam from its radiator in the background, Danica Patrick remained confident she would have good days in NASCAR. This wasn't one of them. Making her NASCAR debut, Patrick ran outside the top 20...
  • Hawl In: Will Daytona face Indy criticism?

    Hawl In: Will Daytona face Indy criticism?
    Don't worry Daytona, we in Indianapolis feel your pain. We know what it's like to have a beautiful day for a race. We know what it's like to try and stage a first class stock car event. We also know what it's like to have something that is somewhat...
  • Zakk's Sports Smack: Let the Delays Begin!

    Zakk's Sports Smack: Let the Delays Begin!
    "... and Shaler area schools will be delayed two hours today because of snow..." For me at one time, hearing that on the radio or seeing it across the news ticker of my local television station was cause for excitement. Already awake and dressed, a snow...
  • Crystal Gayle's stolen tour bus found in Daytona Beach

    Daytona Beach police Sgt. Jeff Hoffman had just asked a dispatcher for more information about the tour bus stolen from country music singer Crystal Gayle when the blue-and-silver Prevost suddenly passed right in front of him Friday night. He quickly...
  • NASCAR track owner reports sharp drop in revenue and profit

    NASCAR track owner reports sharp drop in revenue and profit
    The recession's impact on NASCAR was thrown into stark relief today when International Speedway Corp., a major owner of NASCAR tracks, reported a sharp drop in quarterly revenue and profit. The announcement by ISC, which owns or operates 13 tracks such...
  • From the archives: Black Sunday: Dale Earnhardt dies at Daytona 500 as teammate wins storied race

    DAYTONA BEACH -- Michael Waltrip's joy lasted only moments Sunday. He won the Daytona 500, drove to Victory Lane and saw that the man who'd put him there -- his car owner, Dale Earnhardt -- "wasn't there," he said. "Kenny Schrader was there in Victory...
  • Daytona offers double delights

    Some know it as the home of NASCAR racing. For others, it's a sand- and sunshine-filled vacation retreat. Either way, the unique charms of Daytona Beach continue to do what they've always done -- lure visitors to Florida's east coast. More than 8 million...
  • For NASCAR wives, auto racing means high anxiety

    On the day he died, Dale Earnhardt huddled with chaplain Max Helton and his wife Teresa for a short prayer along pit row. Earnhardt then gave Teresa a loving, lasting kiss on the lips before charging onto Daytona International Speedway at 180 mph. Inside...
  • Daytona International Speedway facts

    Daytona International Speedway is the largest outdoor stadium in Florida and one of the largest in the United States. It includes more than 165,000 permanent seats. Although the Daytona 500 garners most of the attention, the 480-acre motorsports...
  • 2005 Pepsi 400: Stewart gets Daytona win after long night

    Tony Stewart was relentless from a late-night start through an early-morning finish in the Pepsi 400, and won the race with barely any challenges. Stewart led 151 of the 160 laps around Daytona International Speedway, the most in this race, breaking Cale...
  • From the archives: Fracture to skull killed Earnhardt

    DAYTONA BEACH -- Dale Earnhardt died from a severe fracture to the base of his skull that caused bruising and bleeding to the soft tissue in his brain. When his race car smashed into a concrete wall at an estimated 180 mph Sunday at Daytona International...