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NASCAR All-Star Race to possible Gen-7 car tech elements

Apr. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race will feature two technical elements that could be incorporated into the Gen-7 car set for 2021. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the technical specifications and format Wednesday for the May 18 exhibition race at the North...

Woman plunges from 6th floor balcony at Florida beach resort

Apr. 11, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Florida woman fell to her death from a sixth floor hotel balcony after her boyfriend tried repeatedly to pull her to safety. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports an officer from the Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue was patrolling Tuesday...

Marilynn Smith, Hall of Famer and LPGA founder, dies at 89

Apr. 9, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marilynn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Tuesday. She was 89. She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA Tour...

Yamaha rider Kyle Wyman won the Daytona 200

Mar. 16, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Yamaha rider Kyle Wyman won the Daytona 200 on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Wyman, from Walworth, New York, edged pole-sitter Sean Dylan Kelly and Bobby Fong, both on Suzukis, in a four-lap late shootout after a red flag. Wyman beat the 16-year-old Kelly by 0.213...

Martin leads Florida A&M over Bethune-Cookman 64-56

Mar. 7, 2019 11:52 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Martin had a career-high 21 points as Florida A&M defeated Bethune-Cookman 64-56 on Thursday night. Martin made 9 of 10 shots. He added nine rebounds and six blocks. Kamron Reaves had 19 points for Florida A&M (12-19, 9-7 Mid-Eastern Conference). M.J. Randolph...

Collins, Pope lead Bethune-Cookman past South Carolina St

Mar. 2, 2019 7:59 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Armani Collins sank a pair of free throws with one second left and Cletrell Pope made 1 of 2 shots from the line — also with a second on the clock — and Bethune-Cookman beat South Carolina State 98-95 in overtime on Saturday. South Carolina State's Ian Kinard buried...

Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Feb. 18, 2019 5:27 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint. The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed "World Center of Racing." There were a ton of wrecks, especially during the...

Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

Feb. 18, 2019 2:17 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing. J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as a...

Kyle Busch laments lack of help, runner-up finish at Daytona

Feb. 17, 2019 10:36 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch felt like an amiable teammate, willing to do whatever it took to get Joe Gibbs Racing to victory lane at the Daytona 500. He's not so sure Denny Hamlin did the same. Busch finished second in "The Great American Race," extending his winless streak to 14 in NASCAR's...

Watermelon farmer Chastain gets top 10 at Daytona 500

Feb. 17, 2019 10:03 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ross Chastain always has watermelons around victory lane, a nod to his roots in the family fruit farming business. He may not spend much time on the Florida farm these days, but with good reason — the eighth-generation watermelon farmer was a 10th-place finisher in the...