Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is a fan of the number 69. He was super excited to be nearing his 69th career touchdown. He also once deliberately missed a free-throw to keep his team at 69 points in high school. Gronk, not exactly being a bastion of maturity, was at Sunday’s Daytona 500 with FOX and interviewed the Monster Energy Girls. When it came time to interview Ashley, Gronk really wanted her to say “69” on TV. He asked her what her favorite speed limit was, hoping it would be a number around 70. She didn’t go along with Gronk’s joke, but he said that he still liked the answer. Gronk will never pass up on an opportunity to make a 69 joke, apparently.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- �� Daniel Suarez wore a suit but ditched the tie the first time he spoke at the White House. Suarez was invited to talk as part of President Barack Obama's My Brother Keeper's initiative, designed to help young people stay on track and think broadly about their future. Growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, where Suarez's love of cars blossomed as he tagged along at his father's auto-restoration shop, the White House may as well have been as far away as the moon.
DAYTONA BEACH — Celebrities, athletes and drivers strutted down a red carpet before Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500 to sign autographs and engage with fans. Whether it was New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall or actor Keanu Reeves, fans were able to ask various celebrities for autographs and why they’re excited to be at the Great American Race. Along with Marshall and Reeves, other notable guests were actor Larry the Cable Guy, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, rapper Waka Flocka Flame and former “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” host Ty Pennington. The red carpet was lined alongside a tent that housed the driver’s meeting before the race. Fans and media were able to interact