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Daytona 500 race: 40% chance of rain is the 24/7 Internet newspaper in New Smyrna Beach covering Volusia County and beyond

DAYTONA BEACH -- Could Sunday's running of the Daytona 500 be a repeat of the rain-shortened 2009 race? Things could get slick with the National Weather Service in Melbourne calling for a 40 percent chance of rain, though that precipitation could arrive by late afternoon.

Teams kick off two-day test at Daytona with new car for NASCAR Nationwide Series

DAYTONA BEACH -- The development of the new car for the NASCAR Nationwide Series took another important step on Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway.

More than 20 drivers kicked off a two-day NASCAR Nationwide Series test with the new car that will make its competition debut in the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola on Friday night, July 2, part of the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola.

Daytona 500 Experience to open 'Champions At Daytona' exhibit

DAYTONA BEACH -- There's one race track that every stock car driver dreams about celebrating a victory -- Daytona International Speedway.

BIKE WEEK RACES: Villopoto wins Daytona Supercross; Herrin wins the DAYTONA 200

DAYTONA BEACH -- Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto put on a dominating performance leading all 20 laps on way to his first career Daytona Supercross victory on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR honoring African-American trilblazer Wendell Scott’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup start

DAYTONA BEACH – In honor of the anniversary of African-American racing trailblazer Wendell Scott making his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, vehicles competing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway will have a commemorative decal baring the image of Scott.

Wood Brothers named honorary starters for 52nd annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH -- Marking the Wood Brothers' 60th year in NASCAR competition, Glen Wood, one of the founders of Wood Brothers Racing, will wave the green flag for the 52nd running of 'The Great American Race" - the Daytona 500.

7-time Daytona 500 winner Richard Petty to lead field in 2011 Mustang

Courtesy photo. Richard Petty will drive the pace car for the Daytona 500.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Seven-time Daytona 500 winner Richard Petty is scheduled to lead the 43-car field to the green flag on Sunday as pace car driver for "The Great American Race."

Tim Tebow, Maurice Jones-Drew Named Grand Marshals For Gatorade Duel At Daytona


DAYTONA BEACH --Tim Tebow, the quarterback for the past four seasons with the University of Florida, and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will serve as Grand Marshals for the Gatorade Duel At Daytona on Thursday.

37th RPM Promoters workshops to arrive in Daytona Beach Feb. 8-10

DAYTONA BEACH -- The 37th Annual RPM Promoters Workshops will be at the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort Feb. 8-10.

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