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  • NASCAR, ISC to install more soft walls at tracks by 2017

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR is adding more soft walls beyond Daytona International Speedway.

    The Associated Press
  • Late TV broadcaster Byrnes honored with Squier-Hall Award

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Late television broadcaster Steve Byrnes has won the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence.

    The Associated Press
  • Friday's Sports In Brief

    DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center. This is the biggest free-agent pickup in Mark Cuban's 15 years as Dallas owner, after three straight summers of losing out on the big…

    The Associated Press
  • Daytona adds soft walls, more asphalt after Busch's crash

    NASCAR's most famous race track is seemingly safer and possibly more politically correct as the series returned to its birthplace Friday. Daytona International Speedway, in the final push of a $400 million renovation, has come close to covering the speedway in energy-absorbing SAFER barriers as…

    The Associated Press
  • Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return

    Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February. Busch, who broke his right leg and left foot in a crash a day before the season-opening Daytona 500, spun nine minutes into the…

    The Associated Press
  • Golfer Watson to paint over Confederate flag on 'Dukes of Hazzard' car

    (Reuters) - Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his "General Lee" Dodge Charger from the hit 1980s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard". Watson, a two-time Masters champion who is ranked third in the world, made the announcement on…

    Reuters
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:10 PM EST on Friday, July 3

    July 3 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:10 PM ET on Friday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - SOCCER Women's World Cup (to July 5) Japan and rival US set for title clash VANCOUVER - We look ahead to Sunday's Women's World Cup between defending champions…

    Reuters
  • NASCAR cools on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it

    By Barbara Liston DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - NASCAR wants to limit the Confederate battle flag's presence at its tracks after the murder of nine black worshippers in South Carolina, but getting U.S. motor racing fans to comply may prove difficult. On the eve of a big holiday race weekend in…

    Reuters
  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Thursday, July 2

    July 2 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Thursday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - TENNIS Wimbledon (to July 12) Federer, Murray power through, Kvitova in action LONDON - No. 2 seed Roger Federer rolls over big-serving American Sam Querrey, while…

    Reuters
  • NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

    NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago. The statement was signed by International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. - which…

    The Associated Press
  • Chevrolet becomes 3rd major sponsor of Daytona Rising

    Chevrolet is the latest sponsor of Daytona International Speedway's redevelopment project. The American automaker announced a multi-year deal Wednesday to become one of five major sponsors of Daytona Rising, the $400 million facelift taking place at NASCAR's most famous track. Chevrolet will have…

    The Associated Press
  • Column: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous racing

    NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles. IndyCar finds itself in the same situation following one of its most breathtaking races in recent memory. Auto Club Speedway found itself hosting a race…

    The Associated Press
  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither the Cavaliers nor James were publicly discussing the process. James' decision has been widely expected for months.

    The Associated Press
  • Austin Wayne Self races to first ARCA Racing Series victory

    WINCHESTER, Ind. (AP) -- Austin Wayne Self raced to his first ARCA Racing Series victory Sunday, holding off points leader Grant Enfinger at Winchester Speedway.

    The Associated Press
  • Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on

    After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot. Just five races after returning from a broken right leg and shattered left foot, Busch made his way to victory lane to continue what already has been an impressive comeback. …

    The Associated Press
  • Allmendinger wins pole for road course race at Sonoma

    AJ Allmendinger, developing as the top driver on road courses, won the pole for Sunday's race at winding Sonoma Raceway. Allmendinger earned the top starting spot during Saturday's knockout qualifying with a lap 96.310 mph around the 10-turn, 1.99-mile course. It's the first pole for JTG…

    The Associated Press
  • Tony Stewart struggling to end worst slump of career

    Tony Stewart spent a rare week off traveling across Ohio as the hands-on owner of a sprint car series. Stewart returned to his day job refreshed and ready to get back to work with his NASCAR team. It took just one practice session at Sonoma Raceway for Stewart's moment of Zen to end with a…

    The Associated Press
  • NASCAR chairman wants Confederate flag eliminated at races

    Calling the Confederate flag an ''insensitive symbol'' he personally finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating the symbol from its events. ''We want to go as far as we can to eliminate the presence of that flag,'' France told The Associated…

    The Associated Press