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  • Daytona 500 a tough race to lose

    Daytona 500 a tough race to lose

    Monday, February 22 2016 4:48 PM EST2016-02-22 21:48:50 GMT
    Monday, February 22 2016 11:22 PM EST2016-02-23 04:22:43 GMT
    (Source: Matt Moore)(Source: Matt Moore)

    Losing isn't fun for NASCAR drivers. But, as the second and third place driver sat in front of the media after the Daytona 500 Sunday, they were clearly in different moods.

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    Losing isn't fun for NASCAR drivers. But, as the second and third place driver sat in front of the media after the Daytona 500 Sunday, they were clearly in different moods.

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  • Crew chief makes most of his chance

    Crew chief makes most of his chance

    Monday, February 22 2016 4:48 PM EST2016-02-22 21:48:47 GMT
    Monday, February 22 2016 7:57 PM EST2016-02-23 00:57:07 GMT
    (Source: Matt Moore)(Source: Matt Moore)

    Michael Wheeler waited a long time for his moment.

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    Michael Wheeler waited a long time for his moment.

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  • The stage is set for the Daytona 500

    The stage is set for the Daytona 500

    Sunday, February 21 2016 8:13 AM EST2016-02-21 13:13:35 GMT
    Sunday, February 21 2016 8:39 AM EST2016-02-21 13:39:42 GMT
    The wait is over. The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins Sunday. (Source: WMBF News)The wait is over. The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins Sunday. (Source: WMBF News)
    The wait is over. The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins Sunday. In the spotlight, a Sprint Cup rookie trying to make history, and his veteran teammate looking to win the Great American Race for the third time. "I'm so happy for him," Dale Earnhardt Junior said of his running mate Chase Elliott. More >>

    The wait is over. The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season begins Sunday. In the spotlight, a Sprint Cup rookie trying to make history, and his veteran teammate looking to win the Great American Race for the third time. "I'm so happy for him," Dale Earnhardt Junior said of his running mate Chase Elliott.

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  • Elliott wins, turns attention to Daytona 500

    Elliott wins, turns attention to Daytona 500

    Saturday, February 20 2016 7:30 PM EST2016-02-21 00:30:03 GMT
    Saturday, February 20 2016 7:47 PM EST2016-02-21 00:47:21 GMT

    The xfinity Series' first race of the season took a long time to get going, but winner Chase Elliott and the pack behind him didn't disappoint in the end. Three cautions over

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    The xfinity Series' first race of the season took a long time to get going, but winner Chase Elliott and the pack behind him didn't disappoint in the end. Three cautions over the first 23 laps of the Powershares QQQ 300 kept any driver from getting much momentum early. Then the field went 80 straight laps under a green flag as the leader shuffled from Joey Logan

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  • Finding the speed: Brown's top five finish

    Finding the speed: Brown's top five finish

    Saturday, February 20 2016 1:50 AM EST2016-02-20 06:50:12 GMT
    Saturday, February 20 2016 1:52 PM EST2016-02-20 18:52:57 GMT

     Brandon Brown had plenty of hope. His problem, his speed didn't match that hope Friday morning. Brown, a Coastal Carolina University sophomore, had the ninth slowest practice

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    Brandon Brown had plenty of hope. His problem, his speed didn't match that hope Friday morning. Brown, a Coastal Carolina University sophomore, had the ninth slowest practice time, good enough for 34th. The NextEra Energy Resources 250 field was only going to include the fastest 27 drivers. Brown wasn't on the bubble. He wasn't close to the bubble. Fri

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  • Anderson building on support from home state

    Anderson building on support from home state

    Friday, February 19 2016 9:40 PM EST2016-02-20 02:40:55 GMT
    Saturday, February 20 2016 1:37 PM EST2016-02-20 18:37:04 GMT

    Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jordan Anderson was probably the happiest person at Daytona International Speedway.

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    Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jordan Anderson was probably the happiest person at Daytona International Speedway.

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  • Sauter wins, Brown gets top 5, half of the field crashes

    Sauter wins, Brown gets top 5, half of the field crashes

    Friday, February 19 2016 10:32 PM EST2016-02-20 03:32:50 GMT
    Saturday, February 20 2016 1:34 PM EST2016-02-20 18:34:18 GMT

    Sauter wins, Brown gets top 5, half of the field crashes.

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    Sauter wins, Brown gets top 5, half of the field crashes.

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  • Restaurant celebrates NASCAR's past

    Restaurant celebrates NASCAR's past

    Friday, February 19 2016 9:04 PM EST2016-02-20 02:04:32 GMT
    Friday, February 19 2016 9:43 PM EST2016-02-20 02:43:20 GMT
    Racing's North Turn restaurant serves as a shrine to NASCAR's past. (Source: Matt Moore)Racing's North Turn restaurant serves as a shrine to NASCAR's past. (Source: Matt Moore)

    A restaurant in Daytona Beach serves as a shrine to the drivers who used to race right outside its front door.

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    A restaurant in Daytona Beach serves as a shrine to the drivers who used to race right outside its front door.

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  • Daytona 500 pit stalls selected

    Daytona 500 pit stalls selected

    Friday, February 19 2016 2:59 PM EST2016-02-19 19:59:21 GMT
    Friday, February 19 2016 2:59 PM EST2016-02-19 19:59:21 GMT
    Pit stalls for Sunday's Daytona 500 have been assigned. (Source: Matt Moore)Pit stalls for Sunday's Daytona 500 have been assigned. (Source: Matt Moore)
    The drivers and teams in the Daytona 500 now know where they'll set up shop for Sunday's race.  More >>

    The drivers and teams in the Daytona 500 now know where they'll set up shop for Sunday's race. 

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  • Mobile game brings Daytona to life

    Mobile game brings Daytona to life

    Friday, February 19 2016 12:56 PM EST2016-02-19 17:56:49 GMT
    Friday, February 19 2016 12:56 PM EST2016-02-19 17:56:49 GMT
    Real Racing 3 gives those of us who will never drive a lap at Daytona International Speedway a chance to see what that might really be like. (Source: WMBF News)Real Racing 3 gives those of us who will never drive a lap at Daytona International Speedway a chance to see what that might really be like. (Source: WMBF News)
    Real Racing 3 gives those of us who will never drive a lap at Daytona International Speedway a chance to see what that might really be like. The mobile game by Electronic Arts has upgraded its Daytona track to match the changes made in the off-season at the super speedway. More >>

    Real Racing 3 gives those of us who will never drive a lap at Daytona International Speedway a chance to see what that might really be like. The mobile game by Electronic Arts has upgraded its Daytona track to match the changes made in the off-season at the super speedway.

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  • Trucks take center stage Friday at Daytona

    Trucks take center stage Friday at Daytona

    Thursday, February 18 2016 10:10 PM EST2016-02-19 03:10:46 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 10:10 PM EST2016-02-19 03:10:46 GMT
    Two drivers with South Carolina ties will take part in Friday's start of the Camping World Truck Series at Daytona. (Source: Matt Moore)Two drivers with South Carolina ties will take part in Friday's start of the Camping World Truck Series at Daytona. (Source: Matt Moore)
    Daytona International Speedway will host some of the best truck drivers in the world Friday night as the Camping World Truck Series season gets underway.  More >>

    Daytona International Speedway will host some of the best truck drivers in the world Friday night as the Camping World Truck Series season gets underway. 

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  • Elliott, NASCAR drivers ready for Duels

    Elliott, NASCAR drivers ready for Duels

    Thursday, February 18 2016 10:36 AM EST2016-02-18 15:36:33 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 10:42 AM EST2016-02-18 15:42:57 GMT

    Chase Elliott will lead the field in Thursday night's first Can-Am Duel. He's already won the pole for Sunday's Daytona 500, the youngest driver to accomplish that feat. Elliott will be in the first row with Dale Earnhardt Jr., followed by former rookie of the year Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Blaney.

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    Chase Elliott will lead the field in Thursday night's first Can-Am Duel. He's already won the pole for Sunday's Daytona 500, the youngest driver to accomplish that feat. Elliott will be in the first row with Dale Earnhardt Jr., followed by former rookie of the year Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Blaney.

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  • WMBF News has the Daytona 500 covered

    WMBF News has the Daytona 500 covered

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 4:20 PM EST2016-02-17 21:20:07 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 9:23 AM EST2016-02-18 14:23:43 GMT
    (Source: Matt Moore)(Source: Matt Moore)

    NASCAR kicks of its season on Sunday with the Daytona 500, but there are several events leading up to the big race. The Can-Am Duels are Thursday. The two 150-mile races start at 7 p.m. The Camping World Truck Series takes center stage on Friday. The Nextera Energy Resources 250 is at 730 p.m.

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    NASCAR kicks of its season on Sunday with the Daytona 500, but there are several events leading up to the big race. The Can-Am Duels are Thursday. The two 150-mile races start at 7 p.m. The Camping World Truck Series takes center stage on Friday. The Nextera Energy Resources 250 is at 730 p.m.

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  • A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-08-15 14:24:56 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:23:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File). FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo...(AP Photo/AJ Mast, File). FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo balloons are released in Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Indiana and Michigan in Bloomington, Ind. The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has lo...
    Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?.More >>
    Now that plastic straws seem headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be next to go pop?.More >>
  • Djokovic, US Open champ Stephens win in Cincinnati

    Djokovic, US Open champ Stephens win in Cincinnati

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:44:12 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:20:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Adrian Mannarino, of France, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio.(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Adrian Mannarino, of France, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio.
    Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach to get a three-set...More >>
    Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He's inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach to get a three-set victory at the Western & Southern Open.More >>
  • Heisman hopeful Grier wants to lead WVU to 1st Big 12 title

    Heisman hopeful Grier wants to lead WVU to 1st Big 12 title

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:56:51 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:20:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looks to pass against Texas Tech during an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. While the Sooners are still the preseason f...(AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) looks to pass against Texas Tech during an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. While the Sooners are still the preseason f...
    West Virginia will have some significant firsts if quarterback Will Grier can mimic Baker Mayfield.More >>
    West Virginia will have some significant firsts if quarterback Will Grier can mimic Baker Mayfield.More >>
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