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    02/12/2016 6:47:31 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 68 replies
    NASCAR,JAYSKI,LOCAL INSIDE INFO ^ | 02/12/2016 | Various,Assorted,Self
    Hello Racing Fans!!!Well We made it past the Stupid Bowl and now it's time to GO RACING again!!!Got a Truckload of new Rules,Regulations and other assorted stupidity of the hour to sort out.We have four NASCAR Races and 1 ARCA Race with Practice and Qualifying for all of the Events.We have new TV Hosts to break in and train.Geeze, My head hurts already. <- Click for Driver/Car Listing for All 3 Series.
  • Police: Daytona Beach Man Attempts to Sell Stolen Car Back to Owner

    10/22/2015 6:02:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | Monday, October 19, 2015 | Dominique Brown
    A Daytona Beach man was arrested after police said he tried to sell a stolen vehicle back to its owner. Devin Holt-Thayer, 20, was charged with felony dealing in stolen property and felony grand theft Friday when police got a call from car owner Walter Potts. Potts told police he got a phone call from a man who said someone knew where his stolen car was, according to the police report. Potts was told to meet at the Save-a-Lot, 288 Nova Road, with $150 and someone would bring him his car keys. Officers accompanied Potts, keeping an eye on the...
  • NASCAR Fans Defend, Display Confederate Flags At Daytona

    07/06/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | July 5, 2015 2:44 PM | Staff
    <p>DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A growing national controversial issue has worked its way into NASCAR.</p> <p>Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.</p> <p>The Confederate flag is front and center.</p> <p>It’s been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks.</p>

    07/05/2015 6:26:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 5, 2015
    Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags. At NASCAR’s first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield. The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn’t take long to reach double figures when counting them on a stroll through the infield. They’re on clothing, coolers and cars, and even tattooed on skin.
  • Confederate flags still fly at Daytona International Speedway

    07/05/2015 5:03:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    News 13 ^ | 7-4-2015 | Bailey Myers
    DAYTONA BEACH -- NASCAR stirred up controversy this week when officials announced that fans should turn over their confederate flags for the Stars and Stripes, but some fans are still showing up with their flags. "We have the stars and bars...But the tallest flag out there is the stars and stripes. The way it ought to be,” said local NASCAR fan Jim Higginbotham. Higginbotham said he’s proud to be American and a southerner. "I see that flag I don't see racism at all I see southern pride,” he said. Higginbotham isn't alone. Hundreds of flags were flying high above the...
  • Nascar SCS Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Feb. Sun. 22 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    02/10/2015 8:46:34 PM PST · by ican'tbelieveit · 272 replies
  • Kyle Busch breaks leg, foot in crash

    02/22/2015 10:11:43 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | 2/22/15 | Bob Pockrass
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kyle Busch will miss the Daytona 500 after suffering a broken right leg and left foot following a hard crash into an interior concrete wall during an Xfinity Series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Kyle Busch was stretchered off after his car slammed into an infield concrete wall during the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Busch needed assistance getting out of his car after it slammed into a wall that did not have an energy-absorbing steel-and-foam energy reduction (SAFER) barrier. His right leg was placed in an air cast before he was transported...
  • NASCAR suspends driver Kurt Busch over domestic violence allegations

    02/20/2015 6:45:32 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-20-15 | AP story
    In a stunning move just two days before the season-opening Daytona 500, NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday after a judge said the former champion almost surely strangled and beat an ex-girlfriend last fall and there was a "substantial likelihood" of more domestic violence from him in the future. NASCAR said Busch would not be allowed to race or participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice given the "serious nature of the findings and conclusions" made by the Delaware judge. "Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team are fully aware of our position and why this decision was...
  • Daytona Beach father beats man he found raping child, police say

    07/18/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT · by magellan · 107 replies
    Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | July 18, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    DAYTONA BEACH — A Daytona Beach father who walked in on a man sexually battering his 11-year-old son Friday said he did what he had a right to do and beat the man unconscious leaving him in a puddle of blood, according to a 9-1-1 call. "I just walked in on a grown man molesting ...," the upset father told a dispatcher. "And I got him in a bloody puddle for you officer." Police responding to the Daytona Beach home at 1:07 a.m. Friday after the father called them found Raymond Frolander, 18, of Holly Hill lying motionless on the...
  • Family rescued after van goes into ocean off Daytona Beach

    03/05/2014 9:35:15 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | 3-4-2014 | Amaka Ubaka
    [video] DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Three children -- ages 5, 7 and 10 -- were rescued from a minivan that was driven into the Atlantic Ocean off Daytona Beach. Onlookers pulled the children from the vehicle, which was being buffeted by waves as it drifted deeper into the surf Tuesday. A woman driving the van escaped unharmed. Beach Safety Capt. Tammy Marris said the woman was already driving on the beach, where cars are allowed, when the vehicle entered the water. The South Carolina family of four was taken to Halifax Hospital. Once the children are released, they will be...
  • Obama-Motors Pace Car Bursts Into Flames at Daytona (Video)

    02/16/2014 2:52:01 PM PST · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-16-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Chevy SS Pace Car Catches Fire in Daytona at Sprint Unlimited – 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup– Three cheers for Government Motors! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGD-jj6u8Uc
  • Illegal Immigrant Charged With Raping Deaf-Mute Woman In DeLand

    12/06/2013 7:40:18 PM PST · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    news 1150 WNDB ^ | Copyright 2013 Southern Stone Communications | WNDB Latest
    DeLand, FL - A 27-year-old Mexican man is locked up after police charge him with raping a woman who cannot hear or speak. Juan Corona-Martinez (picture courtesy Volusia County Jail) of Becca Lane in DeLand is held on $50,000 bond following his arrest on Friday. The DeLand Police Department says they were called out to Florida Hospital DeLand on November 19th when a 37-year-old woman told a friend she had been raped by Corona-Martinez. That woman – who was not identified in the arrest report – claims she had met Corona-Martinez at a birthday party on the night of November...
  • Stock Car Racing's Short Term Memory Problem

    02/26/2013 6:46:03 PM PST · by Sax · 31 replies
    Anon ^ | 2/26/13 | Anon
    Big difference between the care and respect on Saturday, vs. Sunday.
  • Jimmie Johnson wins the 2013 Daytona 500

    02/24/2013 1:44:49 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the wire on Sunday, taking the checkered flag in the 2013 Daytona 500. Earnhardt Jr. finished second, running out of room as he tried to chase down Johnson on the last lap. Danica Patrick, who ran in the top-10 all day, finished eighth after losing ground on the last lap. The Daytona 500 started slow enough, with drivers content to wait things out in the early going. A wreck on lap 32 was our first real action of the day as numerous cars got caught up in the mess, leading to the...
  • Daytona 500 LIVE THREAD

    02/24/2013 8:46:04 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 335 replies
    2/24/2013 | Me
    I've looked and searched and can't find one. Any live thread this year?
  • Race Fans Injured as Car Slams Fence in NASCAR Nationwide Race at Daytona

    02/23/2013 2:35:16 PM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 89 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/13 | Geoffrey Miller
    Kyle Larson (32) is airborne after a multi-car crash at Daytona. (AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – A terrific NASCAR Nationwide Series race turned tragic in its last few hundred feet Saturday at Daytona International Speedway when a race car crashed violently into the catchfence and injured several fans.
  • Daytona 500 extra ticket vanity

    02/21/2013 3:51:46 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 6 replies
    Me | 2/21/13 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Sorry about this vanity going out to everyone, I wanted to put it in the Florida State group but don't have a post or reply button present. I have an extra ticket to the Daytona 500. I'm in Jacksonville and am looking for someone to go with. The person I bought the ticket for has medical problems and can't go. Here is the deal. The ticket is $130 and it's in the Oldfield section (coming out of turn 4). If you're in Jax and want to go, you can either buy the ticket, or pay gas, parking and food, drink....
  • Danica Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole position

    02/17/2013 12:43:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 125 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/17/13
    Danica Patrick backed up her fast practice speeds during NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday, taking the pole position for the race. Patrick was the eighth to go out in the session — and knocked teammate and Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart out of the pole position. Patrick's qualifying lap of 196.434 mph eclipsed the 195.925 mph lap of Stewart.
  • Derek Dye, Intern, Ejected By Umpire For Playing Three Blind Mice

    08/02/2012 2:37:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    CBS Local Philadelphia ^ | 08/02/12 | Spike Eskin
    Derek Dye is spending the summer before his senior year at the University of Illinois interning for the Daytona Cubs. If an internship is supposed to offer you real world experience, Dye’s experience on Wednesday night was proof. Dye was being given the chance to run the organ music during Wednesday night’s game. There was a questionable call at first base. “Looked like our first baseman caught it, and then lost it on the transfer. So you figure the call would be out,” Dye told 94WIP’s Marc Farzetta. So Dye thought he’d have a little fun. “I played “Three Blind...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup - Sat. Nite racing at Daytona - The Coke Zero 400 - TnT - 630pm ET - 7/7/12

    07/05/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 132 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | 7/5/12
    Daytona Beach .. 400 miles .. 43 drivers .. Nascar shrank the air hole and changed the thermostats to make tandem racing less of an issue. We'll see..
  • Auto union will taunt Romney from the sky at Daytona 500

    02/26/2012 8:47:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Tampa Bay ^ | 2/25/12
    Auto union will taunt Romney from the sky at Daytona 500FEBRUARY 25, 2012 The United Auto Workers will taunt Mitt Romney from the sky while he attends Daytona 500 on Sunday. Plane banner: "Mitt Romney: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." The union says 31 of 43 cars racing tomorrow are made by one America's big three auto makers. "Had the country taken Romney's advice, turning his back on the Auto Industry and the millions who depend on it during their darkest hour, what would have become of NASCAR?"
  • Santorum-sponsored car unveiled at Daytona (#26 - Tony Raines)

    02/25/2012 2:02:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/12 | Jamie Klatell
    Santorum-sponsored car unveiled at DaytonaBy Jamie Klatell - 02/25/12 01:48 PM ET Rick Santorum's presidential campaign is sponsoring the number 26 car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. The cars driver, Tony Raines, is considered a heavy underdog in the race. "NASCAR and the Daytona 500 are about as American as you can get, and it's great to have my campaign represented by one of these incredible machines," Santorum said in a release. "The race weekend is a wonderful tradition that we're excited to be a part of as we spread our...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Daytona 500 Monday Feb. 27 on FoX 7PM ET (Rain Delayed)

    02/23/2012 3:46:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 690 replies · 2+ views
    NASCAR.com ^ | 2/23/12
    The field is set. Tony Stewart won the first Duel under caution and Matt Kenseth took the checkered in a caution-free second event to set the lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500. -- Who will ride a lucky airstream to Victory Lane on Sunday? Will the field get Smoke'd again?
  • 2012 Nascar Budweiser Shoot-Out & Gatorade Duel 150s - Daytona, Fox+Speed Sat. Nite and Thu.

    02/17/2012 5:07:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 284 replies · 1+ views
    NASCAR.com ^ | 2/17/12
    Welcome to the 2012 Nascar racing season and our 11th year of posting&hosting race threads. We've come a long way since 2001. We've seen wars and battles and friends and adversaries come and go but if there has been any one thing that has driven us here, it is a desire to 'Support Our Troops' in any way we can or to at least Thank Them for their service and to keep the flame of freedom and liberty burning for all of those who have and will serve our country. Daytona is just the start of 9 months worth of...
  • Danica Patrick in spotlight at Daytona (Bud Shoot-out Sat. Nite, Duals Thu./500 next Sunday)

    02/16/2012 2:29:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 2/16/12 | Jenna Fryer - AP
    Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP) -- The buildup for Danica Patrick's first Daytona 500 began in earnest at Thursday's annual media day, where auto racing's sweetheart was saddled with a full schedule of commitments. Patrick was shuffled from interview to interview, answering questions and shooting promotions for her first full season in NASCAR. She couldn't even find solitude in the bathroom:
  • NASCAR - Coke Zero 400 - from Daytona, on TNT, Saturday Night 7/2/07, at 7:30pm ET [race #17 of 36]

    06/28/2011 6:05:07 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 429 replies
    . The Coke Zero 400 Saturday 7:30 pm Eastern on TNT SPEED Pre-race at 4:30pm, TNT Pre-race 6:30pm Green flag 7:48 from Daytona International Speedway Please give your support to the FR Canteen - Dedicated to our troops, veterans, and their families: The FR Canteen
  • 5 Arrested In Brawl With Beach Patrol Officer

    06/06/2011 7:49:42 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 6 June 2011 | Mary Nguyen
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Five people were arrested in Daytona Beach after getting into a brawl with a beach patrol officer, and the officer said he was attacked by a dozen people. The brawl was recorded on someone's cell phone, officials said. The incident is now under review because someone complained about the officer's demeanor and said he was racist against Hispanics, according to investigators. The person who shot the video stayed back, officials said, as people watched Captain Rich Gardner and Luis Marte-Soto fight last Saturday near Sun Splash Park in Daytona Beach. Officers said Marte-Soto got upset when...
  • Trevor Bayne Win Daytona 500!!!!

    02/20/2011 2:37:39 PM PST · by Carling · 21 replies
    What a race!
  • 20-Year-Old (Trevor) Bayne wins Daytona 500!

    02/20/2011 2:39:56 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 85 replies
    ap ^ | February 20, 2011 | Steelers6
    <p>I was hoping Dale, Jr. would win on the 10th Anniversary of his father's death and had a chance until 1st Green, White, Checker.</p> <p>But what a story that a 20 year old rookie wins the Super Bowl on his 1st attempt!</p>
  • Sprint Cup - Nascar ~ Daytona 500 Sunday Feb 20 on FOX, 1:00pm/et LIVE THREAD

    02/17/2011 4:43:35 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 853 replies
    various | Me Jack Jr and Rocky
    3 Welcome to the Daytona 500 Free Republic Race Thread - NASCAR Pre-race: FOX - 12:00pm/et ~ Television Race Coverage: FOX, 1:00pm/et The 2011 Mustang will be the pace car Grand Marshal: Transformers stars Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & director Michael BayNational Anthem: Martina McBride Military Flyover: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Command to start engines: Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Michael Bay The Nationwide race is on Saturday - Race: 1:15pm/et, Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Daytona Beach, FL # Length: 120 Laps, 300 miles # TV: ESPN2 - 12:00pm/et NASCAR News, Info and Stats from
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Racing - Daytona Coke Zero 400 ~ Saturday Night Racing ~ July 3rd at 7:30 PM ET

    06/27/2010 5:26:07 PM PDT · by WestCoastGal · 783 replies · 1+ views
    Various | Me Jack, Jr and Rocky
      WELCOME Race Fans - This week we are attending the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona - one of the most exciting tracks on the circuit. Dedicated to our military around the world with a special thanks, hugs and prayers to the guys and gals at Walter Reed. Saturday - July 3, 2010 7:30 pm ET on TNT Dale Sr's car... Dale Jr's car for the Nationwide race Friday night at 7:30 PM on ESPN - This will be the only time he will drive the #3 according to his interview yesterday. SCHEDULE: Wednesday, June 30TH 1:00 PM 5:00...
  • Sarah Palin Mania In Speed City, Daytona

    02/16/2010 11:05:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies · 710+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | February 15, 2010 | annem040359
    Sarah Palin on Sunday, as a VIP guest to the Daytona 500 Auto race, when she went to the drivers meeting, she was mobbed. She got a chance to talk to the GOP National Committee chairman Michael Steele. Sitting next to Harry Connick Jr., who sang the National Anthem. After when the NASCAR president Mike Helton acknowledged her as a special guest, she got a standing-O.
  • (13 Photos) Sarah Palin Brings 'Going Rogue' To Daytona Beach Books-A-Million

    02/15/2010 5:57:14 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 11 replies · 1,408+ views
    I posted 13 Photos plus some video links of Sarah Palin's book signing at Books-A-Million, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Sarah Palin Mobbed at Daytona Speedway

    02/15/2010 3:56:19 PM PST · by Justaham · 25 replies · 1,612+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-15-10 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin addresses the crowd before the start of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL Sunday, February 14, 2010. The democratic-media complex spent two weeks building up Danica Patrick’s appearance but in the Sarah Palin ate up all of the crowd’s attention. The Sun-Sentinel reported: Palin-mania easily surpassed Danica-mania at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. While Patrick got all the headlines for the better part of two weeks, she had no stake in the Daytona 500. Palin did, and as a VIP guest for the race, she ate up all the attention. When she arrived...
  • Jamie McMurray Wins The Daytona 500

    02/14/2010 4:44:15 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 1,019+ views
    Jamie McMurray Wins The Daytona 500: LA Times.com Breaking News ticker
  • Sarah Palin Mania takes over Daytona

    02/14/2010 2:52:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies · 3,549+ views
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | February 14, 2010 | Andrea Adelson
    When she arrived for the drivers meeting, Palin was immediately mobbed. She briefly chatted with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, shook hands with supporters and smiled big. She took a seat up front next to Harry Connick Jr., who sang the national anthem for the race. When NASCAR president Mike Helton acknowledged her as a special guest, she got the largest ovation from the room, packed from the front to the back with drivers, team members, support personnel and onlookers. After sitting through the meeting, Palin could not get out the door. Fans mobbed her, asking for pictures and...
  • Palin plays politician around Daytona 500 UPDATE

    02/14/2010 12:50:14 PM PST · by euram · 26 replies · 1,426+ views
    Google ^ | 02-14-10 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ
    She sat through the pre-race driver meeting, muscled her way through pit road, took to the stage on the infield and wished drivers a safe race. She drew roars from throngs of racing fans, many shouting "We love you, Sarah!" Even some of the biggest names in NASCAR and entertainment couldn't resist her. Seven-time Daytona 500 winner Richard Petty posed for a photo, singers Tim McGraw and Harry Connick Jr. greeted her, and everybody from Army members and Marines to autograph-seeking fans and kids in wheelchairs got hugs and handshakes. Crew members on pit road even took a break from...
  • (10 Photos) Sarah Palin At Daytona: 'This Is Awesome. It's An All-Americana Event'

    02/14/2010 2:11:00 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 13 replies · 2,919+ views
    I posted 10 photos of Sarah Palin at the Daytona 500
  • Daytona 500 Live Thread

    02/14/2010 9:57:32 AM PST · by writetolife · 15 replies · 396+ views
    Pretty good pre-race show on Fox...who's going to win?
  • Amid the feeding frenzy, Danica disconnect emerges - (All Danica, all the time)

    02/14/2010 4:57:39 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 39 replies · 1,245+ views
    Nascar.com ^ | 2/13/10 | David Caraviello
    (SNIP) Still, all-Danica-all-the-time clearly has a rankling effect. You hear plenty of jokes this week about his DIS now stands for Danica International Speedway, or how the television network airing the Nationwide event should be renamed DSPN, or how the city should just change its name to Danica Beach. When Kurt Busch appeared in the media center on Friday, one writer asked if the interview session would be transcribed. "If Danica were here, it would be transcribed," Busch quipped. And via Twitter, there was this snarky broadside from Scott Speed: "According to the 'media' not only is Danica the most...
  • NASCAR SPRINT Cup: DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway ~ Sunday 2/14/2010 1:00 pm/et ~ FOX

    02/11/2010 7:02:57 PM PST · by NYTexan · 1,412 replies · 12,990+ views
    Various Imbeded links | Feb 11, 2010 | NYTexan
    FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR THREAD DAYTONA 500 Welcome to the Sprint Cup Race #1 at (Click on the Pics, Graphics, & Links for related news & info.) Superstar Tim McGraw To PerformThe Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show Race Lineup Weekend Track Schedule Race: Sunday 2/14 1:00 pm/et SPRINT Cup Race ~ FOX 's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 9:00 am/etScheduled Green Flag (approx): 1:19 pm/et Track Details with Current & Historical Track info from: NASCAR News, Info and Stats from
  • Daytona Beach Expects Big Crowd For Palin,Chamber Of Commerce Changes Venue For Palin Speech

    02/03/2010 4:45:52 PM PST · by curth · 8 replies · 688+ views
    Orlando News ^ | February 2, 2010
    The keynote speaker at the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting is drawing so much attention that the group is moving the meeting to a bigger venue. Former Governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is expected to draw a large crowd at the Feb. 15 event. The chamber is moving the dinner from the Hilton Oceanfront hotel to the Ocean Center, a convention destination. Ticket sales to date are 64 percent higher than last year's sales. Palin will also attend the Daytona 500 as a spectator while she is in town.
  • Nascar: 2010 Speedweek Schedule - Budweiser Shootout ~ Feb 6th 8:10pm SPEED + Qual & Duel Races

    01/25/2010 12:57:25 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 770 replies · 6,680+ views
    Various | 01/25/10 | Me Jack Jr and Rocky
    WELCOME BACK RACE FANS TO DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS WHICH BEGINS THE 2010 NASCAR SEASON 32nd annual BUDWEISER SHOOTOUTSaturday, February 6th The race distance will continue to be 75 laps (187.5 miles) on the 2.5-mile tri-oval. The race will have two segments, of 25 and 50 laps. Both green- and yellow-flag laps will count. Between segments, there will be a 10-minute pit stop at which time teams will pit and may elect to change tires, add fuel and make normal chassis adjustments. Starting positions will be determined by a draw at the annual Budweiser Shootout Draw Party on Thursday night, Feb....
  • Palin to make VIP appearance at Daytona 500

    01/18/2010 9:50:17 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 22 replies · 898+ views
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be a VIP guest at next month's Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig says Palin will make her first appearance at NASCAR's most storied track the day before she serves as guest speaker at the city's annual chamber of commerce dinner. Palin won't have any official role in the Daytona 500, but the former Alaska governor will be introduced at the pre-race drivers meeting along with other celebrities. Braig says track officials checked with NASCAR's political advisers before signing off on Palin's visit. Braig says the reaction...
  • Palin To Make VIP Appearance At Daytona 500

    01/16/2010 7:18:14 PM PST · by greatdefender · 13 replies · 743+ views
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 16, 2010
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be a VIP guest at next month's Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway president Robin Braig said Palin will make her first appearance at NASCAR's most storied track the day before she serves as guest speaker at the city's annual chamber of commerce dinner. Palin won't have any official role in the Daytona 500, but the former Alaska governor will be introduced at the pre-race drivers meeting along with other celebrities. Braig said track officials checked with NASCAR's political advisers before signing off on Palin's visit. Braig said the reaction...
  • NASCAR ~ Coke Zero 400 - Daytona Saturday night July 4th 8pm ET on TNT

    06/29/2009 4:07:50 PM PDT · by WestCoastGal · 364 replies · 5,945+ views
    Various | 06-29-09 | Me, Jack, Jr, Rocky
    DAYTONA NIGHT RACING!! Let's go Saturday night racing boys and girls....It's Daytona - home of the big one! Saturday July 4th at 8pm ET TV coverage starts at 6:30 ~ Fire up those engines and let the fireworks begin. ~ Daytona will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of King Richard Petty's 200th win. Three-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Jarrett has been named Grand Marshal for the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night, July 4. *** Track Specs: Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile oval, 160 laps, 400 miles Tri-oval with 31-degree banking in the turns 18-degree banking in the tri-oval and...
  • Breaking: Matt Kenseth wins rain shortened 152 lap Daytona 500

    02/15/2009 3:57:59 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 32 replies · 1,594+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 15, 2009 | the eagle has landed
    Daytona Twist: Kenseth Wins Matt Kenseth can thank a monster wreck and rainstorm for winning the 51st Daytona 500 on Sunday 1 Matt Kenseth [+] 17 -- 2 Kevin Harvick [+] 29 0.762 sec 3 AJ Allmendinger [+] 44 1.382 sec 4 Clint Bowyer [+] 33 1.903 sec 5 Elliott Sadler [+] 19 2.575 sec 6 David Ragan [+] 6 3.801 sec 7 Michael Waltrip [+] 55 4.627 sec 8 Tony Stewart [+] 14 5.549 sec 9 Reed Sorenson [+] 43 6.793 sec 10 Kurt Busch [+] 2 7.253 sec 11 Martin Truex Jr. [+] 1 7.842 sec 12 David...
  • Daytona 500 LIVE THREAD ~ Sunday 2-15-09 Coverage begins on FOX at 2:00pm/et

    02/14/2009 3:02:16 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 1,231 replies · 13,271+ views
    Various | 2-14-09 | Me, Jack, Junior & Rocky
    DAYTONA 500 LIVE THREAD Actor Tom Cruise will drive the Chevrolet Camaro pace car at the start of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has been named grand marshal for the 51st running of the Daytona 500. Keith Urban is set to perform a pre-race concert.Julianne Hough will perform the National Anthem Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL. START YOUR ENGINES AT @3:40 pm On FOX Pre-race - 2 PM (ET)
  • NASCAR IS BACK! ~ Bud Shootout 2-7 8PM/Fox ~ Qual 2-8/Fox ~ Gatorade Duels Feb 12 - 2PM ET/Speed

    01/31/2009 11:13:59 AM PST · by WestCoastGal · 1,577 replies · 8,789+ views
    Various | Jan 31, 2009 | Me, Jack, Junior and Rocky
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  • Dwayne Taylor seeks election for the Florida Legislature despite atrocious record in Daytona

    10/16/2008 6:04:59 PM PDT · by DaytonaPost · 1 replies · 421+ views
    The Daytona Post ^ | 10/16/08 | Daytona Post
    Despite mounting corruption complaints against the Daytona Beach City Commission, including a failing grade in a state audit that revealed multiple ethics violations and widespread misuse of taxpayers funds, Commissioner Dwayne Taylor is running for election to the Florida House of Representatives. Taylor's record at the City Commission is abysmal, he has approved every measure that raised the tax burden of Daytona Beach citizens while awarding millions of dollars to multi-millionaire campaign contributors and friends to fund various pet projects and personal hobbies. This waste is one of the main reasons for the current financial crisis the city is undergoing....