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Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

Feb. 16, 2020 8:19 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. The presidential motorcade took to the track to join in a warm-up lap after he had told the crowd that the racers and their teams...

A downpour, as viewed from the press box, forces a postponement of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Rains postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump's visit

Feb. 16, 2020 7:13 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump. The race was postponed after two lengthy delays totaling more than three hours. The race will now begin at...

FILE - in this Oct. 1990 file photo, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Ann Richards, offers her hand to Republican candidate Clayton Williams in Dallas. Williams, a colorful Texas oilman whose 1990 run for governor was derailed by making a joke about rape and saying he didn't pay income taxes one year, has died. He was 88. A relative says Williams died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at his home in Midland, Texas, after struggling with pneumonia. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Oilman, former Texas governor candidate Williams dies at 88

Feb. 15, 2020 8:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Clayton Williams, a colorful Texas oilman and philanthropist whose 1990 run for governor was derailed after joking about rape and acknowledging he went a year without paying income taxes, has died. He was 88. Williams died Friday at his home in Midland after struggling with pneumonia, his...

This photo provided by the Montgomery County Police Dept. shows Sophia Negroponte.  Negroponte has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Yousuf Rasmussen, 24, of Bethesda, at a residence in Rockville late Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, according to Montgomery County police. Negroponte is the daughter of John Negroponte and one of five children that he and his wife adopted in Honduras when he served as a diplomat there in the 1980s, according to the Washington Post.  (Montgomery County Police Dept. via AP)

Ex-diplomat's daughter charged with murder in fatal stabbing

Feb. 15, 2020 12:40 PM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A woman arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing an acquaintance during an argument in a Maryland home has been identified by news reports as a daughter of a former U.S. ambassador. Sophia Negroponte, 27, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Yousuf...

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2004, file photo, Air Force One rises above the packed grand stands along the super stretch at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bush arrived before the race, talked with drivers along pit road and gave the command for drivers to start their engines. President Donald Trump will look to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic Sunday — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500. (Jim Tiller/Daytona Beach News-Journal Pool via AP)

Trump looks to rev up his base at Daytona 500

Feb. 15, 2020 12:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is out to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. NASCAR drivers may veer to the left during their trip around the oval racetrack, but their fans lean right, which helps explain the...

Flags supporting President Donald Trump fly in the infield days before his appearance at the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Trump will find Daytona International Speedway as welcoming as one of his campaign rallies. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Trump's Daytona: NASCAR fans revved for presidential visit

Feb. 15, 2020 2:15 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Stroll through the Daytona infield and fans can grab a seat next to President Donald Trump and get a sweet taste of impeachment. Debi Ringhaver is mixing cocktails for curious NASCAR fans who stop in their tracks at the sight of her lifesize mannequin of Trump, chilling on a...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1999, file photo, drivers in the first 125-mile Daytona 500 qualifying race start the race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach became the unofficial

Track: 5th straight sellout for season-opening Daytona 500

Feb. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Daytona 500 is a sellout for the fifth consecutive year. Daytona International Speedway announced Thursday that all reserved grandstand seats have been purchased for the 62nd running of "The Great American Race." Track president Chip Wile says “we have the most loyal...

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump to give command to start engines at Daytona

Feb. 13, 2020 5:20 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers to start their engines before the Daytona 500. Daytona International Speedway officials named Trump the grand marshal for NASCAR's season opener, meaning he will deliver the most famous four words in auto racing....

This undated photo provided by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum shows Anne Marion. Texas oil and ranching heiress Marion, who founded the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., has died. She was 81. Cody Hartley, director of the O'Keeffe museum, said in a statement that Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in California. (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum via AP)

Anne Marion, founder of Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, dies

Feb. 12, 2020 8:04 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Texas oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion, who founded the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has died. She was 81. Cody Hartley, director of the O'Keeffe museum, said in a statement that Marion died Tuesday in California. He called her a “passionate arts patron,...

Bill giving electoral votes to popular vote winner passes

Feb. 12, 2020 5:04 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The House of Delegates passed a bill this week that would allocate the commonwealth’s electoral college votes to the candidate who received the national popular vote. The bill would join Virginia into the National Popular Vote Compact, which ensures the presidential candidate...