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Did Daytona 500 lose too many big names early on?

Did Daytona 500 lose too many big names early on?

BY DREW DAVISON FORT WORTH STAR -TELEGRAM/TNS Signature driver after signature driver saw their days end early with wrecks. There were hardly any recognizable names with 50 laps left in the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s Super Bowl. Gone were the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Danica Patrick. Rising stars such as […]

‘Push forward and activate’

‘Push forward and activate’

NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji gives pep talk to kids at Dickerson Center BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES One of the country’s few Black professional racecar drivers spent time Tuesday with kids in Daytona Beach’s Black community. Jesse Iwuji, a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West driver, stopped by the Boys and Girls Club at the John […]

The right mix leads Trinity to semifinals

The right mix leads Trinity to semifinals

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Trinity Christian Academy boys basketball team has had a great season completely under the radar. The Deltona team has won district titles back to back seasons. The Eagles (21-8) are headed to the Class 3A Final Four after beating Gainesville St. Francis 85-76 on Tuesday in the regional final. […]

Predictions about Daytona 500 winner, Cup champion

Predictions about Daytona 500 winner, Cup champion

BY DAVID SCOTT CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS With the Daytona 500 just days away, it’s time to make some predictions about what’s to come in the 2017 NASCAR Cup season. Daytona 500 winner The season-opening race takes so much offseason preparation for teams that it’s not often a very good predictor of how the season will play […]

Deltona overcomes adversity to win district title

Deltona overcomes adversity to win district title

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES During a rebuilding year, the Deltona High School boys basketball team found a way. The Wolves defeated a talented and deep 24-win Atlantic team 94-90 in the district 7A-5 championship on Feb. 10. “We’ve been playing better lately. We finally got our chemistry and guys started stepping up. We progressed […]

Petty disappointed by Earnhardt Jr.’s return this month to racing

Petty disappointed by Earnhardt Jr.’s return this month to racing

BY JOE MARUSAK CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/TNS Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty thinks driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. should preserve his health by not returning to racing this year. “I was a little disappointed that he did,” Petty told FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub show of Earnhardt Jr.’s decision to get back behind the wheel of a race car. […]

Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Tryouts start Feb. 18 for summer lifeguards

Volusia County’s Beach Safety Division plans to hire 150 part-time lifeguards to help keep beachgoers safe this summer. Swim tryouts will be on these Saturdays: •Feb. 18: 8 to 11 a.m. at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange; and noon to 3 p.m. at the Cypress Aquatic Center, 981 George W. […]

Hill and Smith power new ESPN show

Hill and Smith power new ESPN show

‘SC6 with Black hosts made its debut this week BY STEPHEN BATTAGLIO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS BRISTOL, Conn. – A glance at the stage light boxes on the set of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” reveals the passions of its new, early evening hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill. Photos or illustrations of Prince, Michael Jordan, Tommie Smith and […]

Spruce Creek girls win district hoops title

Spruce Creek girls win district hoops title

BY ANDREA BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Heading into the season, there was no doubt that the Spruce Creek High School girls basketball team was talented. The question was, would it show when needed? The Hawks beat Flagler Palm Coast (FPC) 62-44 on Feb. 4 to win the district 9A-1 title. “I thought over the past few […]

Warner Christian girls team in position to make history

Warner Christian girls team in position to make history

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES No one has been talking about the Warner Christian Academy girls basketball all season. The Eagles have been a surprise with a 9-3 record, including a 4-0 district mark. “It’s been absolutely surprising. We knew it would be tough going into the season. We lost the first three games,” said […]