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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A year ago, it was Ricky Stenhouse who won the war of attrition and NASCAR's signature July race under the lights at Daytona International Speedway.

It was Stenhouse who be the cause of attrition Saturday night with the "Big One" that claimed half the field. But it was a little-known driver, Erik Jones, who passed the reigning series champion, Martin Truex Jr by .125 of a second at the finish line to win the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Running second with a few laps left on June 12, 2013, Jason Leffler was involved in a crash during a sprint car heat race at the 58-mile Bridgeport Speedway in  Logan Township, NJ, resulting in his  his car suffering a front suspension failure that caused it to crash into a wall and flip over repeatedly.

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Memorial Day Forecast: 70% chance of rain, but for those planning to hit the beaches anyway in Daytona, New Smyrna, Ormond, Ponce Inlet & the Shores, here are safety tips from Volusia County

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Melbourne are predicting a 70 percent chance of rain on Memorial Day for Central Florida, but that won't keep people from hitting the beaches.

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Far cry from monster in movie Jaws: Mount Dora fisherman bitten by 3-foot lemon shark after freeing it from hook in Ponce Inlet; boy, 12, bitten in Daytona

PONCE INLET, Fla.  -- So much for kindness: a 3-foot Lemon shark turned around and nipped a Mount Dora man on the foot after the fisherman went through the trouble of releasing it from his fishing hook on Sunday, the second of two shark-bite incidents reported over the Memorial Day weekend.

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2017 ReWIND: Top 100 Stories for greater Daytona, Sanford & Orlando (96-100)

Countdown of the Headline Surfer Top 100 stories of 2017...This sgment: 96-100
96. Biker Danny Eslick wins third Daytona 200

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danny Eslick took his third Daytona 200 win on Saturday, March 18, after making a last lap pass in turn four of Daytona International Speedway.

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YouTube download / AP video / Vice President Mike Pence laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solidier in Arlington National Cemetery Saturday, just one of many events held around the nation's capital to commemorate Veterans Day. (Nov. 11)

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YouTube download / AP video / Houston Astros players climbed atop fire trucks and rode through the streets of downtown Houston in a parade honoring their World Series title. (Nov. 3)

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YouTube download / AP video / White House's Sarah Huckabee Sanders is continuing to criticize a Dem. Congresswoman who said the president made insensitive comments to the widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger. "As we say in the south: All hat, no cattle," she said Friday. (Oct. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation. (Oct. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the northern German town of Heide. (Oct. 20)

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YouTube download / AP video / Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to provide some necessary focus to the ISS's robot arm. The main job for the spacewalking duo was to replace a blurry camera on the new robotic hand that was installed during a spacewalk two weeks ago. (Oct. 20)
 

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