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Tony Stewart wins Nationwide DRIVE4COPD 300, Full race results from Daytona

The season opening NASCAR Nationwide Series race was won by Tony Stewart. Stewart was able to claim his seventh Nationwide win at Daytona when Brad Keselowski turned Regan Smith as the cars approached the checked flag. Stewart was able to sneak though for the win. During the final lap wreck the engine of the No. 32 car of Kyle Larson pierced the catch fence and ended up on the fans...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: The big one strikes late in Nationwide Series race at Daytona

Entering Daytona one thing is certain; there will be damaged cars at the end of the day. That proved to be true on Saturday when eleven cars were involved in a wreck with five laps to go. The wreck started when Michael Annett got into the drivers side of Austin Dillon. With no where to go a collection of cars collided into the pair. Annett was transported to Halifax Medical Center.
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Strasburg gives up homer in spring debut, settles in afterward

Stephen Strasburg made his spring debut on Saturday with mixed results. The 24-year–old right hander was on a 45 pitch count. Strasburg gave up a homer in the first inning to Ruben Tejada. In all he needed 31 pitches to get out of the first but a strong second inning left him with 42 pitches thrown total. The Nationals held Strasburg to 159 1/3 innings pitched last season despite...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Photos: Katherine Webb prepares for ABC’s Splash

Katherine Webb will be part of ABC’s diving competition show Splash. The show is billed as a celebrity diving competition which will have a poolside audience. Webb will be one of the competitors and with her recent rise to fame has to be considered an early favorite, even if she can’t dive. [Gallery not found]
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth auditioned spotters during offseason

When Matt Kenseth choose to join Joe Gibbs Racing last year there were bound to be a few changes. One of the most important changes for Kenseth was getting a new crew chief in Jason Ratcliff, another was finding a replacement for longtime spotter Mike Calinoff.   CLICK TO READ MORE
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Justin Verlander wants $200 million on next deal

If the Detroit Tigers want Justin Verlander to remain with the organization they will have to break the bank. In a recent interview with Jeff Passan Verlander dropped the following gem. Verlander said “free agency is really cool,” though he made certain to note: “I don’t think you have to be a free agent to get [$200 million],” Of course Verlander was careful not to rule...
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February 23, 2013  |  3 Comments

Daytona: Nationwide Drive4COPD300 green flag start time, pole, starting line up, streaming info

Tom Pennington/GETTY Images for NASCAR The NASCAR Nationwide Series kicks off with its season opener on Saturday with the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. The race features many veteran drivers in Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch. TRUCKS: Sauter wins, full results The race is 120 laps, 300 miles...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Sauter wins NextEra Energy 250 Truck race at Daytona, full results

Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway finishing ahead of Kyle Busch and Ty Dillon. The win was the first at Daytona for Sauter and the seventh of his career. It was aided in part by a caution on the final lap when Jeff Agnew lost control of his truck. Brennan Newberry sat on the pole for the race. The race was surprisingly...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: NASCAR Trucks wreck at Daytona collects 14

The second caution of the NextEra Energy 250 came out on lap 54 when Brendan Gaughan attempted to squeeze between German Quoriga and Brennan Newberry. A total of 14 trucks were damaged in the wreck. “It was my fault because I had a rookie on one side & a rookie on the other.” said Gaughan.
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel’s girlfriend Sarah Savage returns to instagram

Before there was Katherine Webb there was Sarah Savage, well sorta. Savage is the girlfriend of Hesiman winner Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Naturally being linked to Manziel and being attractive generated a large buzz about Savage. That buzz died down when Webb appeared at the NCAA Championship game. Well now Savage is back posting two new photos of herself in a bikini...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Hudson throws hitless innings in spring debut

Getty Images Spring Training statistics are hardly a good way to judge upcoming success but none-the-less everyone likes to start with a strong outing. That was just the case for Tim Hudson on Friday. As spring games opened Hudson took the mound for the Braves. A similar  situation could occur on opening day. Hudson pitched two hitless innings against Detroit. He walked a batter...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationwide Series qualifying results for the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway

The NASCAR Nationwide Series will take to the track on Saturday for their season opening race at Daytona International Speedway. Trevor Bayne will sit on the poll for the race, along side him will be Sam Hornish Jr. A total of 40 cars will take the green flag. Coverage of the race will begin on ESPN at 1:15 pm EST. Qualifying Results for DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona: POS DRIVER...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Daytona: Truck Series green flag start time, pole and starting lineup

The Camping World Truck Series starts its 22 race season on Friday at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250. The race is 100 laps along Daytona International Speedways 2.5 mile track. The race is scheduled for green flag at 7:30 p.m EST on the SPEED Network. Brennan Newberry qualified on the pole with a lap speed of 177.176,  Justin Lofton start alongside...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears’ Trestman will not commit to Devin Hester as WR

Devin Hester contemplated retirement after the Bears season ended and head coach Lovie Smith was fired. Later the 30-year-old suggested he could seek a trade. New head coach Marc Trestman is undecided what role Hester will play on the Bears in 2013. “Right now, he is back. He’ll go out there and compete to be our returner. What he does beyond that depends on how he performs in...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jennifer Jo Cobb in dispute involving team van, van gets repossessed then returned

Jennifer Jo Cobb is hoping to compete in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona. While racing at Daytona may be the highlight of the week for Cobb’s team it may not equal the drama from Wednesday night. The Daytona Beach News Journal detailed the story of Cobb’s van which was repossessed while the team was at a promotional event. Cobb, who owns JJC Racing...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Joey Votto will play in WBC for Canada

Joey Votto will play for Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The news comes after weeks of will-he-or-won’t-he. Ultimately Votto has choose to play for Canada. While Votto says his knee is not quite normal yet, doctors have him clearance to play on it. Votto was limited to 111 games last season but was productive while on the field. The Reds first-basemen batted .337...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Applebee’s and GTV to sponsor truck of Tim George Jr. at Daytona

Getty Images The No. 5 Ford truck of Wauters Motorsports ran blank for much of the 2012 season. That will not be the case at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona on Friday night. Applebee’s and Grand Touring Vodka will adorn the truck driven by Tim George Jr. The deal fell into place rather quick for the team after partnering with the 1985 Firecracker 400 winner...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

GEICO to sponsor Casey Mears in No. 13 thru 2014

Getty Images GEICO announced today that they will sponsor the No. 13 Ford Fusion driven by Casey Mears though the 2014 season. Mears began driving the No. 13 car at Germain Racing midway though the 2010 season. The one car team experienced their best season in 2012 as they qualified for all 36 Sprint Cup races. Mears led 41 laps highlighted by his 26 laps led at Bristol. Mears finished...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Starting lineup for the 2013 Daytona 500

Danica Patrick was the fastest in qualifying, ahead of four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The remainder of the field was determined by the two Budweiser Duels from Thursday afternoon. This will be the 55th running of the Daytona 500. The race will also be of interest as it is the first official race with the new Generation 6 car. Last season the Daytona 500 was run...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip will race for Sandy Hook in 55th running of Daytona 500

Michael Waltrip will race in the 55th running of the Daytona 500. Waltrip, a two-time winner of the event, raced his way into the race by finishing xx in the first Budweiser Duel on Thursday afternoon. It will be the 50th time Waltrip has raced at Daytona. He has three wins at the track including wins in the Daytona 500 in 2001 and 2003. Chris Graythen/Getty Images Waltrip will be...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins Budweiser Duel #2 at Daytona International Speedway

Kyle Busch won the first Budweiser Duel on Thursday. The win will allow him to start in the fourth position for the start of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. The 55th running of the Daytona 500 will begin broadcasting on FOX at 1:00 PM EST. Jeff Gordon who led the early part of the race saw his chances of winning go away when he was caught speeding on pit road. Ryan Newman flat spotted...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick wins Budweiser Duel #1 at Daytona International Speedway

Kevin Harvick won the first Budweiser Duel on Thursday. The win will allow him to start in the third position for the start of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. The 55th running of the Daytona 500 will begin broadcasting on FOX at 1:00 PM EST. It was the second win at Daytona this month for Harvick after he won Saturday nights Sprint Unlimited. Danica Patrick was the quickest in qualifying...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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Partly blind pitcher could make Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays could leave spring training with 32-year-old Juan Sandoval, who was blinded in his right eye as a result of a restaurant shooting.

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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Blockbuster joins Front Row Racing Ford of Josh Wise

Front Row Motorsports and Blockbuster have reached a deal which will place the movie and video game rental service on the No. 35 Ford Fusion of Josh Wise for the Daytona 500. “It’s pretty cool to have Blockbuster on the car for such a huge event,” Wise said. “With the new cars and the new qualifying format that NASCAR has implemented, all eyes are going to be on Daytona this...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

David Price would consider playing for the Yankees

After word circulated on the internet that Price would not play for the Yankees due to their policy regarding facial hair the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner softened his stance. CLICK TO READ MORE!
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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