Nascar

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- In the digital age, "new media" outlets like Headline Surfer® often get lost in the shuffle in the complicated licensing agreements that large sports sanctioning bodies like NASCAR, Major League Baseball and the National Football League and others have with the broadcast outlets like FOX Sports, ESPN, and then the perceived pecking order of established print and local TV media outlets.
Key Words: 

share

DAYTONA BEACH -- Could Sunday's running of the Daytona 500 be a repeat of the rain-shortened 2009 race? Things could get slick with the National Weather Service in Melbourne calling for a 40 percent chance of rain, though that precipitation could arrive by late afternoon.

share

DAYTONA BEACH -- As NASCAR gears up for Sunday's running of the Daytona 500, let's take a look back down memory lane to the previous races at the world center of motor racing: Daytona International Speedway.

1959 winner: Lee Petty

Highlights: It all started in 1959 with a photo finish that had Johnny Beauchamp the unofficial winner before the "official" results three days later had Lee Petty winning. The inaugural race also is noteworthy because several of the drivers were in convertibles, including a young driver named Richard Petty, son of Lee Petty, who lasted all of eight laps. He'd go on to have quite a stellar career, though, winning the 500 a record seven times. The were 59 drivers in the race. The race lasted 3:41:22, with an average speed of 135.521 mph. There were no cautions.

share

Photods for Headline Surfer / Dan Wheldon, two-time Indy 500 winner, shown above, is remembered by the racing world following his Oct. 16, 2011, fatal crash in the  IZOD IndyCar World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
YouTube download / Rememering Dan Wheldon.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

share

Key Words: 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Relive all the drama of the 2017 Daytona 500 right here: Just click on the YouTube video for the complete running of the Great American Race held Sunday Feb. 26, from Daytona International Speedway in front of a capacity crowd of 101,000 die-hard NASCAR fans.

share

Key Words: 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two of the leading politicians are welcoming race fans to today's Daytona 500 -- Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley, the former longtime Ormond Beach mayor, elected to the lead countywide seat in 2016, and Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, re-elected in the same election cycle as Kelly for his second four-year term. 

share

Newspaper Section: 
Key Words: 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The report from the track at 3:18am, ET, wasn't good news: The tenth full course yellow was called for inclement weather. Rain has been persistent throughout the night, but its recent increase in intensity caused race officials to take proactive measures. Green-flag racing did not resume until 4:12am, ET.

share

Key Words: 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Who could forget Michael Waltrip's first win in NASCAR cup compeitition, in the 2001 Daytona 500, of all races.

share

Key Words: 

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. -- It's known as the Roar Before the 24," and it's the weekend-long tune-up at Daytona Internationational Speedway for the upcoming Rolex 24.

share

Key Words: 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR has a new official brand identity which will replace the bar mark used by the sanctioning body since 1976, when racing resumes at Daytona International Speedway and other tracks nationwide onthe racing circuit.

Pages