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NASCAR didn't help Brad Keselowsi "steal" a race from Kurt Busch — Brad Keselowski admittedly "stole" a race last weekend in Fontana. The question is whether NASCAR was his accomplice. Short answer: Of course not. But it's complicated. NASCAR's nebulous and mysterious and seemingly arbitrary rules of engagement involving cautions came into play last Sunday, with a caution came out for debris while Busch leading on Lap 199.

Tim Tebow visits, bonds with boxer Manny Pacquiao during training — Tim Tebow is still chasing that NFL Dream -- which may be more like a mirage -- but he remains the real deal is so many endeavors. Tebow is scheduled to attend the May 1 opening of the Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines.

NASCAR lifts indefinite suspension of Kurt Busch, effective immediately — NASCAR has lifted the indefinite suspension of Kurt Busch, effective immediately. "He is eligible to return to NASCAR racing under indefinite probation subject to additional mandatory requirements that include but are not limited to participation in a treatment program and full compliance with any judicial requirements placed upon him," NASCAR said in a statement issued Wednesday.

Wrecks in Daytona, Atlanta, prompt safety discussion between Jeff Gordon and NASCAR — Jeff Gordon and NASCAR are talkin' safety today. This is a good thing. But you have to wonder why this conversation needed to be scheduled in the first place? The sport is driven, literally of course, by the 42 guys and one gal who suit up every weekend to go at crazy speeds.

Orlando City president Phil Rawlins celebrates, shares young boy's soccer dream — The little boy from Stoke City opened up all his presents Sunday on a splendid soccer Christmas. A city that woke up in a purple haze of euphoria. A village of festive tailgaters. The rhythmic chants of olé, olé, olé in a stadium filled to capacity.

Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges in domestic dispute case — The Delaware attorney's office will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, citing there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges in a domestic violence case involving his ex-girlfriend.

Orlando City Soccer creating buzz and business in Central Florida — Sports and fashion. Who knew? The Orlando City Soccer Club put on a party that was the envy of all fashionistas Tuesday night at the Church Street Exchange. What we learned at the end is that A.) they raised money for a great cause. B.)

Jeff Gordon crash into unprotected wall underscores gaps in NASCAR safety — The hits keep coming for NASCAR. And not in a good way. Jeff Gordon's crash in Atlanta on Sunday - when his Chevy slammed into an unprotected wall - underscores an escalating issue concerning driver safety. In a sport where speed is at a premium, NASCAR is on slowpoke city when it comes to protecting its biggest assets: The drivers.

Jeff Gordon's family leads pack with as he prepares for final Daytona 500 Sunday at Daytona International Speedway — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jeff Gordon will race in his final Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon free and easy, unburdened by all the demands that usually come along with the fire suit and driving the iconic No. 24 Chevy. House money, baby. Let it ride.

Daytona Rising: Downsizing in hopes of becoming bigger and better — DAYTONA BEACH -You'll have to pardon the dust at Daytona International Speedway. It's a fixer-upper these days, complete with the $400 million price tag. "Daytona Rising" is the most ambitious renovation project in NASCAR history, complete with fancy new "injectors" - speedy escalators and elevators - plus 11 new football field-sized concourses and five new entryways into one of the most iconic venues in motor sports.
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