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  • NASCAR - BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT AND GATORADE DUELS - DAYTONA SPEEDWEEKS FEBRUARY 2007 [Finally]

    02/06/2007 10:18:26 AM PST · by WestCoastGal · 947 replies · 9,097+ views
    Nascar Race2Win Jayski ^ | 02-06-07 | Me, Jack and Junior
    WELCOME BACK RACEFANS FEBRUARY 10, 2007 ~ 8PM ET ON FOX PLEASE REMEMBER OUR TROOPS IN HARMS WAY. PRAY FOR THEIR SAFETY & GIVE STRENGTH TO THE COMBAT MEDICS WHO TREAT THEM. EXTRA PRAYERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED FOR THOSE AT WALTER REED, BETHESDA NMC, BAMC AND THE NEW INTREPID PHYSICAL REHABILITATION CENTER WHICH IS PART OF BAMC.
  • Daytona may give vagrants their own resort

    01/22/2007 8:26:22 PM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 15 replies · 439+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/23/07 | Tom Leonard
    A property developer in Daytona Beach, Florida, plans to solve the area's vagrancy problem by sending the homeless to a rural village that critics have described as a "gulag". Michael Arth's proposal is a neat reversal of the gated communities into which the rich retreat. He would insulate the wealthy residents of Volusia County by tucking away the 2,700 homeless people on a 125-acre, £50 million site near the local jail. Tiger Bay Village would be a 5,600-bed village for the down at heel, complete with bungalows, dining halls, communal gardens and a lagoon for swimming. Counsellors would provide psychiatric...
  • Teen Murderer Says Jail Is Too Hard, Appeals Sentence

    12/04/2006 3:34:17 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 134 replies · 4,899+ views
    WFTV-TV 9 ^ | December 4, 2006 | WFTV
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of the teenagers responsible for beating a Holly Hill homeless man to death asked a judge to reduce his 22-year prison sentence Monday. Warren Messner and three other teens pled guilty to killing the man because they were bored, but Messner said prison is too hard. Messner is a big boy. He was 15 at the time he was brought into the woods to see the homeless man his friends had been beating. Even at that young age, he outweighed the victim, Michael Roberts, by 200 pounds when he jumped on his chest, crushing his...
  • America Supports You: Daytona USA Honors Troops

    11/15/2006 3:35:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 216+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 15, 2006 -- U.S. military servicemembers will receive free admission at Daytona USA throughout November to celebrate Armed Forces Month. Replica cars and trucks of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series cars, led by the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet driven by Tony Stewart, and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series simulate racing on the 31-degree banking of Daytona International Speedway at Daytona USA. Throughout November, U.S. military servicemembers will be admitted free to NASCAR’s premier attraction in Daytona Beach, Fla., to celebrate Armed Forces Month and Daytona USA’s 10th anniversary. Courtesy photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 07.03.06

    07/03/2006 4:13:23 PM PDT · by snugs · 120 replies · 3,787+ views
    The President and First Lady spent the weekend at Camp David returning to the White House on Sunday. Today the President signed H.R. 5403, the Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006 The Vice President had a busy Saturday. First he had a sucessful annual physical, then he and his wife Lynne along with their 3 grandaughters went to Kennedy Space Center for the launch of Discovery which unfortunately due to bad weather did not take-off. They then went to Daytona Beach for the Pepsi 400. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • A day in the life of President Bush & pics of the VP at Daytona (7/2/06): news & photos

    07/02/2006 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 175 replies · 2,990+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: After an eventful week capped by their visit to Graceland, the President and First Lady spend a quiet Saturday at Camp David. They returned to the White House earlier today. During her press preview last Thursday of the Official Dinner for the Japanese Prime Minister, Mrs. Bush had some interesting and fun things to say. Here's an excerpt. Go here to read the entire transcript. Q Mrs. Bush, could talk about the decision to have a state dinner tonight? This has become rare in this administration. MRS. BUSH: Well, I wouldn't say it's really rare....
  • Cheney hopes to fire up "NASCAR dads" at race

    07/01/2006 9:58:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 628+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/06 | Patricia Wilson
    DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Four months before crucial congressional elections, Vice President Dick Cheney saw his first stock-car race on Saturday and hoped to fire up traditionally conservative " NASCAR dads" to turn out and vote. After Air Force Two buzzed the crowd, sweeping as low as 1,000 feet over the racetrack, Cheney's black SUV took a lap around the Daytona speedway at a sedate 65 mph (105 kph). Infield spectators perched atop behemoth recreational vehicles waved American flags and banners proclaiming devotion to their favorite drivers and the beer companies that sponsor them. "On Independence Day, we're reminded...
  • Cheney makes grand entrance at NASCAR race [where he got a standing ovation from the drivers ....]

    07/01/2006 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,757+ views
    Cheney makes grand entrance at NASCAR race By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer Published: Saturday, July 1, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 1, 2006 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The stock cars weren't the only things buzzing the track at Daytona Saturday - Vice President Dick Cheney made his grand entrance when Air Force II flew in low over the crowd gathering for the start of the NASCAR race. Cheney's appearance at the Pepsi 400 was another chance this year for Americans to get a glimpse of the extraordinarily powerful vice president who normally operates behind the scenes. From the baseball...
  • Cheney emerging more often before election - VP's watching the Shuttle Launch and Daytona later

    07/01/2006 12:15:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 560+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/06 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - From the baseball diamond to the speedway oval, Vice President Dick Cheney is turning up at lots of high-profile venues, increasing his visibility ahead of the fall election. Saturday offered a double-dip in the all-important political state of Florida: seeing the space shuttle Discovery blast off and then catching a NASCAR race, complete with a visit with the drivers and their crews. Cheney often does most of his work behind the scenes, but has taken on more public appearances this year. It's part of an all-hands-on-deck effort at the White House to improve the GOP's standing...
  • NASCAR - Pepsi 400 - from Daytona, on FOX Saturday 7/1, at 7:30pm ET **VP Cheney speaking live**

    06/28/2006 2:27:45 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 1,231 replies · 9,669+ views
    . The Pepsi 400 Saturday 7:30 pm Eastern Speed Pre-race at 6pm, FOX Pre-race 7:30pm Green flag 7:55 from Daytona International Speedway Please visit the FR Canteen - Supporting our troops, veterans, and their families: The FR Canteen This thread is dedicated to our service men and women. God Bless Our Troops
  • NAACP President Arrested

    04/02/2006 7:52:06 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 52 replies · 2,899+ views
    www.news-journalonline.com ^ | April 02, 2006 | By SETH ROBBINS
    The local NAACP president was arrested Saturday afternoon on misdemeanor charges after an altercation with deputies after she attempted to hand a flier to the driver of a car involved in a Black College Reunion traffic stop. Cynthia Slater, president of the Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for the past six years, was charged with two counts of resisting an officer without violence, disorderly conduct and obstruction of a street. But Slater and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office have very different views on what occurred on North Atlantic Avenue during the...
  • Bike Week Deaths Worst In Event's History - 18 Deaths Most in 65 years

    03/12/2006 1:06:35 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 62 replies · 783+ views
    CBS4.com ^ | Mar 12, 2006 1:04 pm US/Eastern
    Bike Week Deaths Worst In Event's History 18 Deaths Most in 65 years (CBS4 News) DAYTONA BEACH Bike Week in Daytona beach ends today, and this year’s event will go down in history as the deadliest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in the event’s 65 year history. 18 motorcyclists have died in the past nine days, three more than the previous deadliest Bike Week in 2000. The Florida Highway Patrol says three bikers died in separate accidents Saturday, and four died on Friday. Tens of thousands of bikers flock to Daytona each spring for the event, which celebrates motorcycles and bike...
  • Thousands Roar Into Daytona Beach for Bike Week

    03/04/2006 2:44:20 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 12 replies · 390+ views
    firstcoastnews ^ | 3/4/2006 9am
    Thousands Roar Into Daytona Beach for Bike Week 3/4/2006 9am report By First Coast News Staff DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- The annual pilgrimage to "motorcycle mecca" is underway. Thousands of bikers are roaring into Daytona Beach for Bike Week. The city is geared up and vendors are set up along Main Street. More than 300,000 motorcycle riders are expected to roll through town.
  • Stewart finds himself right in middle of hot tempers (NASCAR)

    02/22/2006 10:01:41 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies · 552+ views
    Journal now ^ | February 20, 2006 | Lenox Rawlings
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Here's how the deal works. NASCAR wants establishment money and establishment credibility. NASCAR wants to look like a professional major league, not a motorized division of fake wrestling occasionally rocked by genuine tragedy. When those goals collided during the bumper-rattling, bump-drafting Budweiser Shootout eight days ago, superstar Tony Stewart sounded the alarm. He predicted possible death before the tour left Daytona unless NASCAR got a grip on rogue driving. NASCAR approach backfired The graphic public comments hit the NASCAR trailer like a tax audit. The bosses issued directives, policies, hints and outright threats. In effect, they...
  • NASCAR Offseason Withdrawal Therapy Thread 2005

    11/21/2005 4:45:03 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 1,135 replies · 5,992+ views
    Various News Sites ^ | 11-21-05 | Me & Jack
    **Welcome**Well here we are again, another year of racing, gone by in a flash! Is it Daytona yet? Are we there yet? This forum is to help us get through the offseason by posting news, silly season rumors and anything else devoted to Nascar.
  • Sick - A Florida paraplegic needs relief.

    10/25/2005 2:51:56 AM PDT · by JTN · 40 replies · 1,431+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 24, 2005, 8:37 a.m. | Radley Balko
    Today, Richard Paey sits in a wheelchair behind high walls and razor wire in a high-security prison near Daytona Beach. Paey is a 46-year-old father of three, and a paraplegic. His condition is the result of a car accident, a botched back surgery, and a case of multiple sclerosis — three setbacks that have left him in a chronic, debilitating state of pain. After moving to Florida from New Jersey, Paey found it increasingly difficult to get prescriptions for the pain medication he needed to function normally — to support his family, and to be a parent to his children....
  • International Temple to Speed Daytona Beach

    09/04/2005 7:12:49 PM PDT · by airedale · 173+ views
    vanity
    My wife was going through some of her fathers papers and found an old business card for a Brutcel E. Williams Operator International Temple To Speed P.O Box 26, Daytona Beach, Florida Phone 586-J. The physical address is listed at 334 Fairview Avenue, Daytona Beach. On the back is a building which looks like it's about 13-15 stories high. It's rectangular. In a way it looks almost like a trophy or a small Empire State Building. On top it looks like there is a 1 to 2 story staute holding up a laurel wreath. It's faded and small. The card...
  • Daytona businesses must sell property (Eminent Domain at work)

    08/21/2005 4:07:47 PM PDT · by Normal4me · 19 replies · 1,076+ views
    Orlando Slantinel ^ | August 21,2005 | Ludmilla Lelis
    DAYTONA BEACH -- City leaders can finally realize a decades-long dream of replacing the beachside Boardwalk's aging arcades, restaurants and gift shops with a new retail complex to lure more upscale tourism. A court ruling Friday allows Daytona Beach to force the sale of three Boardwalk businesses to make way for a $120 million redevelopment project that would be the last major piece in the city's remake of its historic oceanside. Circuit Judge John W. Watson III gave the city approval to seize the three businesses in a ruling that echoes a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave cities...
  • Rumsfeld, Grand Marshal at the Pepsi 400 - from Daytona, on NBC Sat. 7/2, at 8pm ET

    06/29/2005 4:16:04 PM PDT · by glock rocks · 1,537 replies · 12,013+ views
    . The Pepsi 400 Saturday 8:00 pm Eastern Pre-race at 7pm, Green flag 8:10 from Daytona International Speedway Please give your support to the FR Canteen - Dedicated to our troops, veterans, and their families: The FR Canteen God Bless Our Troops
  • Missing woman's bones found; police call death 'suspicious' [gee, ya think?]

    04/20/2005 7:06:10 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 24 replies · 1,124+ views
    http://www.news-journalonline.com ^ | April 20, 2005 | STAFF REPORT
    Missing woman's bones found; police call death 'suspicious' STAFF REPORTDAYTONA BEACH -- The bones of a Daytona Beach woman who was reported missing in November were found in a shallow grave over the weekend and police say the death is "suspicious." The bones of Patti Mae Paulk, 23, were found in a wooded area near the intersection of Dunn and Williamson boulevards by a man and his two sons, who were out walking with their dog, police said. The man went home and contacted police after using the Internet to do research on the bones and determining they probably were...
  • Iowahawk: Aid Pours in for Victims of 'Mommy Madness'

    02/21/2005 11:08:10 AM PST · by IowaHawk · 20 replies · 851+ views
    iowahawk blog | 2/21/05 | Dave Burge
    Alachua, FL - Victims of 'Mommy Madness,' the self-esteem crisis that has devastated women on both coasts and parts of Chicago, are finally getting much-needed help thanks to the spontaneous relief efforts of thousands of volunteers across the country. "It's hard to look at the plight of these women and not want to chip in and 'git 'er done,'" says Tammi Jo Pearsall, 28. Pearsall, herself a mother of four and part-time convenience store clerk in Alachua, is widely credited with creating the grassroots relief network that has generated over $4,600 in donations for Upper Westside supermoms desperately seeking meaningful...
  • Sean Hannity Loves Freepers! I have the pics to prove it!

    02/18/2005 4:07:05 PM PST · by cody32127 · 190 replies · 4,628+ views
    Me | 2-18-05 | Me
    I went to the Daytona International Speedway today and met Sean Hannity face to face, a friend took me all the way back into the studio that he was airing from today, (Small as a closet) He's a real nice guy and does like the Freepers and Freeping. He basically said the same thing to me that He said on air about that, doesn't like His friends being slammed here. He took this picture (from my camera phone) with a sign that says I LOVE FREEPERS with sweet baby james, He also signed my book and a photo. He is...
  • 2005 NASCAR DAYTONA 500: JEFF GORDON WINS! (LIVE THREAD)

    02/18/2005 12:02:23 AM PST · by ChefKeith · 1,843 replies · 25,531+ views
    NASCAR/Self ^ | 02/18/2005 | ChefKeith
    Welcome to: 2005 NASCAR DAYTONA 500 (and the Hershey's TAKE 5 300 BUSCH Race) Daytona 500, Sunday 02/20/05 @ 1PM EST on FOX, TAKE 5 300, Saturday 02/19/05 @ 1PM EST on FOX This Thread is Dedicated to: Our Military all around the World (Click the pic) The Members of the Hendrick Racing Team that we lost in the plane crash (Click the pic) O.K. Race Fans I think most of us survived the Off Season Withdrawl (Thanks WCG for hosting that) Now it's time to: BOOGITTY, BOOGITTY, BOOGITTY!!!!!for the 2005 NASCAR Season. Track Facts: Banking/Turns: 31 Distance: 2.5 miles...
  • LIVE radio broadcast from Daytona International Speedway on Friday February 18th from 3pm to 6pm ET

    02/17/2005 9:14:48 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 15 replies · 1,280+ views
    Sean Hannity website ^ | February 17th, 2005 | Sean Hannity
    As announced on Sean's radio show he will be broadcasting from the Daytona International Speedway LIVE!!! on Friday Feb. 18th from 3pm to 6pm ET. Tune in on your local radio station or on-line at: http://www.hannity.com/story.php?content=/live_stream
  • NASCAR Daytona Shootout/Timed Qualifying/Twin 150's & Truck Race! The Season is close thread!!!

    02/09/2005 1:29:24 AM PST · by ChefKeith · 1,196 replies · 11,949+ views
    NASCAR/Self ^ | 02/09/2005 | ChefKeith
    Welcome to the 2005 For The: This Thread is Dedicated to: Our Troops All Around the World, We thank You and Pray for Your Saftey and Speedy return home to Your Loved Ones EverydayAnd to:Team Hendrick
  • Paul Newman Uninjured In Fire At Daytona Int'l Speedway

    01/08/2005 6:50:39 PM PST · by WestCoastGal · 97 replies · 1,868+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1-8-2004
    Paul Newman Uninjured in Daytona Car Fire Sat Jan 8, 6:00 PM ET Top Stories - AP DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman escaped injury Saturday when the race car he was testing caught fire following a spin at Daytona International Speedway. Newman was driving a Daytona Prototype sports car for next month's Rolex 24 when he spun on the road course, said Adam Saal, Grand American Series spokesman. The car didn't hit anything, but when Newman tried to restart the engine it caught fire. The fire was contained to the engine compartment, and Newman escaped without...
  • NASCAR OFF SEASON WITHDRAWAL THERAPY THREAD (post news updates here)

    11/23/2004 10:39:23 AM PST · by WestCoastGal · 1,157 replies · 8,772+ views
    ME
    Hoping to add news and DAILY rule changes by Nascar to this thread as they come along. Awards banquet information and any other silly off season rumors etc.
  • President Bush in Daytona 10/17/04 after-action report

    10/17/2004 10:51:39 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 52 replies · 1,298+ views
    10.18.04 | Multiple FR members
    President Bush visited Daytona Beach Saturday, Oct. 17th. This is the report from a few FR members who attended. Feel free to add any info/pictures.
  • (Volusia Country, FL) GOP inviting all comers to Bush speech

    10/15/2004 8:29:30 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 34 replies · 721+ views
    © 2004 News-Journal Corporation ^ | Last update: October 15, 2004 | By DONNA CALLEA
    DAYTONA BEACH -- Should Democrats be allowed to see President Bush when he makes a campaign stop here Saturday? Absolutely not, says the chairman of the Republican Executive Committee for Volusia County. Sure, why not, says the co-chairman. Meanwhile, anyone who wanted a ticket for the outdoor rally, to be held on the grounds of a Fentress Boulevard building owned by International Speedway Corp., got one Thursday at area Republican party headquarters, regardless of affiliation. That was news -- bad news -- to Candy Gilman, local GOP chairwoman, who stressed in a telephone interview that the 14,000 tickets being distributed...
  • CHANGE OF VENUE FOR PRESIDENT BUSH THIS WEEKEND IN DAYTONA BEACH

    10/14/2004 10:06:53 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 20 replies · 1,177+ views
    VOLUSIA GOP ^ | 10.14.04 | VOLUSIA GOP
    THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR SATURDAYS RALLY IT WILL BE AT 525 FENTRESS BLVD., ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE SPEEDWAY AT THE OLD COCA COLA BOTTLING PLANT (CALLED THE ROOT BUILDING). IT WILL NOT BE *IN* THE SPEEDWAY PASS THIS AROUND!!
  • The Photo-Op of The Year(Bush In Daytona Saturday)

    10/14/2004 9:12:42 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 15 replies · 1,938+ views
    Florida Today | 10-14-04
    President won't visit Brevard Daytona Beach trip on BY JOHN McCARTHY FLORIDA TODAY Despite reports to the contrary, President Bush is not coming to Brevard County. At least not this weekend. But he will be in Daytona Beach on Saturday, and plenty of tickets are available here. The Bush campaign had planned a stop in Brevard Saturday and tipped off local Republican officials about it over last weekend. But by Tuesday morning, the campaign canceled the visit, because they couldn't line up a suitable venue here for the date. Bush is expected to come to the county before the election,...
  • ***NASCAR NC Pepsi 400 at Daytona on FoX, Saturday July 3,2004 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET***

    06/30/2004 7:39:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 799 replies · 4,756+ views
    Nascar.com ^ | 6/30/04
    Prayers for our troops in the field , their families and our nation and allies as we wage war against terrorists, both foreign and domestic.
  • Protest To Aim At Equal Topless Rights

    03/02/2004 10:26:01 AM PST · by ellery · 66 replies · 3,824+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2004
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There's a topless protest being planned this weekend in Daytona Beach, at the end of Bike Week. Liz Book of Ormond Beach is among the organizers. She hopes to lead a thousand "top-free" women and men along a half-mile of Main Street from the pier to the bridge. The goal is to add Daytona Beach to the small but growing list of places that allow women to show their breasts openly, just like men. Even if only two people join her protest, she plans to still go through with it. City officials and police are mostly...
  • NASCAR Nextel Cup 2004 - Daytona 500, Now on NBC - President Bush attends [Live Thread]

    02/13/2004 10:59:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1,476 replies · 4,657+ views
    Nascar.com ^ | 2/13/04
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The opening event of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season, the Daytona 500, is the 46th annual "Great American Race" at Daytona International Speedway. And while Nextel is opening at least a 10-year relationship as the series sponsor, the event has already established an extensive numerological history. ---the rest of this article, titled "By the Numbers: Daytona 500" continues below. This thread, as are all the NASCAR Race Threads, is dedicated to our Armed Forces members, past and present, and their families worldwide.We ask that you take a moment and remember all those who paid the...
  • Bush to Attend Daytona 500 on Sunday (Vanity)

    02/13/2004 1:04:39 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 230+ views
    Great timing . . . Greg Biffle has the pole position (#1) for Sunday's race and his car is sponsered by: The National Guard.
  • NASCAR 2004 DAYTONA TWIN 125 QUALIFYING RACES *LIVE*

    02/11/2004 10:13:11 AM PST · by ChefKeith · 370 replies · 2,166+ views
    NASCAR/Self ^ | 02/11/03 | ChefKeith
    WELCOME RACE FANS!!! to the 2004 NASCAR Daytona Twin 125 Qualifing Races Live on TNT Thursday 02/12/04 1 p.m. ET Other upcoming Races this week: Daytona 500 NBC Sun. Noon on NBC Hershey's Kisses 300 NBC Sat. Noon on NBC Florida Dodge Dealers 250 Fri. 8 p.m on SPEED Race Schedule for the 2004 NASCAR SEASONRace 1 lineupRace 2 lineupRace Weather from the Dayton Beach Airport (the runway runs next to the back strech, so I figured that was about as close as I could get Us)FR Canteen linkDedicated to Our Troops around the GlobeWe Thank You ALL for everything...
  • Paraplegic racer fatally hits worker at Daytona

    02/09/2004 9:28:51 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 76 replies · 188+ views
    al.com ^ | 02/09/04 | NEAL SIMS
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A paraplegic driver from Birmingham, running in his first race at Daytona International Speedway, struck and killed a track worker on Sunday. Ray Paprota was returning to the race while the cars were slowed under an early caution period when he hit the worker, who was on the track cleaning up debris. Roy H. Weaver III, supervisor of the track crew for the speedway, was killed. He was 44. Another driver, Jeff Tillman, who was riding behind Paprota, said, "The worker was standing right in the middle of the track when he hit him. It flipped...
  • Track Worker Struck (killed) by Race Car (Daytona)

    02/08/2004 4:07:54 PM PST · by FReepaholic · 24 replies · 435+ views
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | February 8, 2004 | AP
    Track worker struck by race carAssociated Press Last update: 6:50 p.m. DAYTONA BEACH: A track worker was struck during a race for compact cars Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The worker was picking up debris in the second turn when he was struck. The IPOWERacing 150 was red-flagged for more than two hours as police conducted an investigation. Neither the worker nor the car involved was identified. Track officials said they could not immediately comment on the accident because of privacy laws.
  • NASCAR Nextel Cup 2004 Daytona 500/Gatorade 125s Qualifying - February 8 @ noon Eastern on NBC

    02/08/2004 8:47:45 AM PST · by steveegg · 220 replies · 400+ views
    Daytona Beach, FL - Want to enjoy a nice, relaxing week at Daytona International Speedway? All it takes is two fast laps around the 2.5-mile trioval. Forty-six drivers will hit the track Sunday, but only two will get the coveted prize -- a spot on the front row for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 15. Those guys get what is akin to a bye week in the NFL playoffs. They'll have time to work on their race setup while everyone else is prepping for the twin 125-mile qualifying races Thursday -- which basically set the rest of the 43-car field...
  • #18 Nextel Cup car to carry The Passion of Christ at Daytona 500

    02/05/2004 11:24:26 AM PST · by Bobby Chang · 5 replies · 241+ views
    The Atlanta Constitution ^ | 02/05/2004 | Bo Emerson
    Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, replaced his own company's hood-sized logo with an ad for The Passion of Christ on the Joe Gibs Racing #18 Chevrolet, driven by Bobby Labonte, for the February 15 Daytona 500 (1:30 PM, NBC).
  • Cities Use Legal Clout to Grab Land

    11/07/2003 7:40:03 AM PST · by subterfuge · 10 replies · 188+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 7, 2003 | Ludmilla Lelis
    Cities use legal clout to grab land By Ludmilla Lelis Sentinel Staff Writer November 7, 2003 DAYTONA BEACH -- Dino Paspalakis and James L. Mathas are fiercely proud of the arcades and amusement centers that their families have owned for decades on the World's Most Famous Beach. Snip... In Connecticut, four elderly siblings have been evicted from their home for an industrial park. In Texas, 10 homes were condemned for a shopping center and parking lot. In California, land for a Christian community center was condemned for a Costco. A historic Ohio neighborhood faces condemnation because its homes don't have...
  • ***NASCAR Pepsi 400 at Daytona on NBC at 4pm PT / 7pm ET***

    07/02/2003 6:16:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 406 replies · 385+ views
    NASCAR.com ^ | 7/2/03 | Dave rodman - Turner Sports Interactive
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR race fans attending this weekend's NASCAR and Grand-American Road Racing Series events at Daytona International Speedway -- or even those watching on television -- had better keep their eyes open. There's no telling whom they might see, or who might decide to show up at the "World Center of Racing." It seems that Winston Cup racing has become a magnet for celebrities of all manner, and Daytona is one of its brightest beacons. Thus, speedway president Robin Braig never knows who's going to show up at his office, or drop a quick call. "You know,...
  • Fortune 500, Meet Daytona 500

    02/17/2003 3:50:48 PM PST · by white trash redneck · 5 replies · 204+ views
    Slate ^ | 17 feb 03 | Charles Duhigg
    When Michael Waltrip feinted briefly, sped in close behind another car, and then whipped past Jimmie Johnson to win the rain-shortened Daytona 500 on Sunday, the crowds surrounding the track, screaming through mouthfuls of $7 chili dogs and a sea of Confederate flags, cheered with wild glee. The Excitement! The Noise! The Complexity Theory! So an economics professor goes to the Daytona 500 … It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke. But for game theorists, stock car racing is emerging as an unlikely laboratory for understanding the world. A 2002 Rand Corp. paper titled "Social Science at 190...
  • The Great American Race-THE DAYTONA 500 Live Thread

    02/16/2003 8:34:45 AM PST · by ewing · 3 replies · 204+ views
    FOX Sports ^ | February 16, 2003 | Darrell Waltrip
    Can Dale Earnhardt keep dominating the week or will Rusty Wallace and a host of others come from the back of the pack to challenge?Over 300,000 race fans are expected along with a live worldwide network audience.Chance for rain this afternoon will factor in this afternoon which will make strategy incredibly important since it will become an official race after 100 laps.
  • *** NASCAR Daytona 500 *** LIVE THREAD

    02/16/2003 8:06:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 892 replies · 1,472+ views
    NASCAR.com ^ | 2/16/03
    RaceDay!!! Come on in and join the few, the proud, the motorheads .. God Bless Our Armed Forces worldwide .. and .. God Bless AmericaLet's Roll :-)
  • Favorite Earnhardt Jr. covets Daytona victory

    02/15/2003 6:34:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 576+ views
    www.NASCAR.com ^ | 2/15/03 | AP
    Favorite Earnhardt Jr. covets Daytona victoryDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- In the NASCAR garages, the refrain heading into the Daytona 500 goes something like this: "If Junior don't break or crash, ain't nobody gonna catch him." Dale Earnhardt Jr. has followed his late father as perhaps the best superspeedway racer in Winston Cup action, and few can dispute the kid is the favorite going into Sunday's race. His father won seven Winston Cup championships and 76 races before his death here two years ago. He often said none of his accomplishments was more precious to him than winning the 1998...