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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Talladega win propels Brad Keselowski to next playoff round

Talladega win propels Brad Keselowski to next playoff round

TALLADEGA, Ala. — To win the championship this year, Team Penske told Brad Kese­lowski he had to win at Talladega Superspeedway. So he did. Again. Keselowski earned an automatic berth into the third round of the Monster Energy Cup playoffs with a vic...
Published: 10/15/17
Martin Truex victory keeps Toyota perfect in NASCAR’s playoffs

Martin Truex victory keeps Toyota perfect in NASCAR’s playoffs

CONCORD, N.C. — Martin Truex gave Toyota another victory in NASCAR’s playoffs — the manufacturer is 4-for-4 — by winning the Bank of America 500 on a humid Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Truex has two wins in the Monster Energy Cup playoffs, and...
Published: 10/08/17

Kyle Busch spoils Elliott’s run for 2nd straight win

Times wiresDOVER, Del. — Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer encouragement and let Elliott vent. "I anticipated t...
Updated one month ago
Fennelly: Dale Jr. keeps it real for his adoring Tampa fans

Fennelly: Dale Jr. keeps it real for his adoring Tampa fans

TAMPA — It was 9:30 in the morning Thursday and she had been waiting for two and a half hours in the heat outside a Walmart on Nebraska Avenue in Tampa. She was first in line. That mattered to her. Why she showed up so early mattered even more."Junio...
Updated one month ago
Warm and breezy afternoon should continue into the weekend; Sunday showers possible

Warm and breezy afternoon should continue into the weekend; Sunday showers possible

10Weather WTSP meteorologist Kate Wentzel said Friday morning that warm temperatures should continue through the afternoon into Saturday, with some rain possible by Sunday. The first day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg should see nice w...
Updated: 2 years ago
Jeff Gordon breakout star of Fox's Daytona 500 broadcast

Jeff Gordon breakout star of Fox's Daytona 500 broadcast

Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.Best additionWhen it comes to camera work, graphics, direction and production, it's hard to find a much better sports broadcast than what Fox does...
Updated: 2 years ago

Early Grand Prix of St. Petersburg dates play havoc with downtown facilities' schedules

A Dali Museum official told the City Council Thursday that the earlier dates for next year's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have played havoc with weddings and other planned events.  "This is something that has caused a lot of turmoil. Not on...
Updated: 2 years ago
2014 was a good year for wacky sports stories

2014 was a good year for wacky sports stories

The weird. The wacky. The bizarre. The just plain dumb and funny. Usually this time of year, we look back at the special athletes and the great moments of the year. But it's also time to look back at the offbeat sports of 2014. Enjoy.They're collecto...
Updated: 3 years ago
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