Actor Drake Bell found safe after being declared missingApril 13, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jared “Drake” Bell, an actor best known as a star of the Nickelodeon television show “Drake & Josh,” was found safe on Thursday, hours after authorities in Florida said he was “missing and endangered.”
Woman accused of killing ill husband released from jailMarch 4, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 76-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her terminally ill husband in a Florida hospital was released on $150,000 bond Friday night.
Ellen Gilland was initially charged with first-degree murder in January after police said she shot Jerry Gilland, 77, in a suicide pact that she claimed had been in the works for weeks.
Harmon puts up 19, Bethune-Cookman takes down Southern 60-53February 25, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Zion Harmon's 19 points helped Bethune-Cookman defeat Southern 60-53 on Saturday night.
Harmon shot 5 for 11 (2 for 4 from 3-point range) and 7 of 8 from the free throw line for the Wildcats (11-18, 7-9 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Woman accused of killing ill husband seeks release from jailFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 76-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting her terminally ill husband in a Florida hospital is asking to be released from jail.
Ellen Gilland was initially charged with first-degree murder in January after police said she shot Jerry Gilland, 77, in a suicide pact that she claimed had been in the work for weeks.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins longest Daytona 500 in historyFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has had a roller coaster career in which he had to fight to keep a job, lost his seat at a NASCAR powerhouse team and opened his 14th season mired in a five-year losing streak.
Champs Keselowski, Busch, Truex miss again in Daytona 500February 20, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brad Keselowski trudged out of the infield care center, climbed into a waiting golf cart and sped toward his motorhome.
No interviews. No autographs. Just another Daytona 500 disappointment.
Pastrana adds one more motorsports thrill in Daytona 500February 20, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Travis Pastrana needed to stick his Toyota with all four wheels on the track -- not hurled through the air in a death-defying stunt in much the same way he made his name — to pull off one more thrill in his motorsports career.
Hamlin, fellow Toyota drivers skip last Daytona 500 practiceFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin and his six fellow Toyota drivers skipped the final practice for “The Great American Race.”
Even action sports star Travis Pastrana, who has little experience at Daytona International Speedway, sat out the 50-minute session Saturday.
Johnson provides early Daytona thrills in NASCAR comebackFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — “New leader ... 84.”
Jimmie Johnson sent a jolt through the track when he shot to the top of the leaderboard in practice for the Daytona 500. Ol' seven-time has returned to NASCAR after a humbling two years in IndyCar as part owner and sometimes driver at what's called Legacy Motor Club.
Jimmie Johnson tops Daytona 500 practice in return to NASCARFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time is officially back.
Jimmie Johnson, making his return to stock car racing after a two-year dalliance in IndyCar, topped the first practice session for the Daytona 500 on Friday.
Updated Next Gen car to get real-world test in Daytona 500February 17, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The latest version of NASCAR’s Next Gen car is still awaiting a real-world test. It’s sure to come in the Daytona 500.
Reacting to driver complaints and concussions to Kurt Busch and Alex Bowman, the sanctioning body made changes to the crumple zones in the backend of Cup Series cars in hopes of reducing the effects of rear-impact collisions.
1979 Daytona 500 picked as NASCAR’s most memorable raceFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Take a ride through Daytona International Speedway’s main tunnel and photos of some of the most celebrated events in track history line the walls.
Daytona 500 proves elusive for many, even some series champsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch peered at a handful of Powerball tickets left behind as part of a giveaway and was told he could have them.
“Better chances of winning that than the Daytona 500,” Busch cracked.
What’s the beef? McDonald’s, Wendy’s spat over Daytona 500February 17, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — What's the beef?
Turns out fast-food burger wars were on the menu in the run-up to the Daytona 500 over, of all things, the paint schemes for cars sponsored by McDonald’s and Wendy’s.
IndyCar’s Daly makes Daytona 500 for Floyd MayweatherFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar driver Conor Daly raced Floyd Mayweather into the Daytona 500 for a second consecutive year by bobbing and weaving his way through myriad issues for the ill-prepared team.
Johnson, Pastrana seeking new thrills in Daytona 500 runFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Travis Pastrana has jumped out of a plane without a parachute but never driven NASCAR’s top Cup Series car over 40 mph.
Streamline Hotel provides glimpse into NASCAR’s storied pastFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Vintage racecars crowded into the parking lot of the Streamline Hotel for a “legends party” Wednesday, and hundreds of fans got up-close looks at pieces of NASCAR history.
Bowman, Larson give Hendrick sweep of front row at DaytonaFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bowman admired yet another Daytona 500 pole trophy that he won from mastering the superspeedway over one fast lap ahead of NASCAR's marquee race.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver still wants to add to his Daytona collection.
Alex Bowman signs 3-year extension with Hendrick MotorsportsFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bowman has a new contract and a familiar spot as he chases his first Daytona 500 victory.
Bowman received a three-year extension from Hendrick Motorsports on Wednesday that will keep the driver — who won his third career Daytona 500 pole later that night — with the team through the 2026 season.
Daytona 500 champion Cindric serves on jury for murder trialFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Cindric traded his regular seat in a Ford for one in a jury box when he served during a North Carolina murder trial in December. The reigning Daytona 500 champion and his fellow jurors found the accused guilty.
NASCAR’s Suárez signs multiyear deal with Trackhouse RacingFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Suárez has signed a second extension in six months with Trackhouse Racing, getting a multiyear deal done after landing a one-year contract last August.
The team announced Suárez's latest extension Wednesday as NASCAR kicked off Speedweeks with Daytona 500 media day and pole qualifying.
Florida hotel guest killed by forklift doing storm repairsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — A guest at an oceanfront hotel in Florida has died after being run over by a forklift working on storm repairs, authorities said.
The 62-year-old woman, whose name wasn't immediately released, was struck Monday while walking through the parking lot of the Beach Haven Inn, said Michael Fowler, the Daytona Beach Shores public safety director.
Healthy, happy Gragson eager to win in debut for JohnsonFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Noah Gragson shotgunned his beer in a NASCAR victory celebration at Martinsville and chucked the empty can into the stands.
NASCAR 75: France family built US racing at Daytona BeachFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The France family love affair with racing began when Bill France was a teen willing to skip school to catch events in suburban Washington, D.C. He taught himself mechanics, even tried racing a bit himself.
AUTO RACING: NASCAR begins 75th year with 65th Daytona 500February 14, 2023 GMT
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Daytona 500: A rich, storied history on the Fun CoastFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona Beach became the unofficial "birthplace of speed” in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hardpacked sand along the Atlantic Ocean.
Adams scores 21, Jackson State routs Bethune-Cookman 91-64February 14, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Adams had 21 points and Jackson State rolled to a 91-64 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Monday night.
Adams was 8-of-11 shooting, including 3 for 4 from distance, and went 2 for 3 from the foul line for the Tigers (9-17, 8-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Alpine Income: Q4 Earnings SnapshotFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc. (PINE) on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations.
Acura, Shank, Helio sweep Rolex 24 as hybrid era beginsJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Acura dominated the debut of hybrid engines in North American sports car racing with a 1-2 finish Sunday at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where Helio Castroneves and the automaker won the prestigious endurance race for a third consecutive year.
IMSA takes North American sports cars into hybrid eraJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Cadillac growls, while the Porsche and BMW scream. The Acura sounds like an Indy car, and for fun, turn your back to the track and listen carefully as the cars roar around Daytona International Speedway in a new era of IMSA sports car racing.
Teen who fired at Florida deputies sentenced to 20 yearsJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A teenage girl who, along with a younger boy, engaged in a shootout with Florida deputies from a home they had broken into in 2021 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison after reaching a plea deal.
Meyer Shank Racing aims for 2nd consecutive Rolex 24 victoryJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Shank bookended last year's sports car season by winning the most prestigious endurance race in North America and then the IMSA championship.
In between, he expanded his IndyCar program and followed a scrupulous plan to build Meyer Shank Racing into an elite motorsports organization.
Helio Castroneves rules out Daytona 500 ride next monthJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves has ruled out running next month's NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500.
Castroneves has been chasing a seat since winning one of Tony Stewart's summer all-star races last season to win a bet with the SRX head that promised Castroneves help finding a NASCAR ride.
F1 ruling still pending, so Andretti focuses on sports carsJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — So long as he can't get Andretti Global onto the Formula One grid — seemingly a long shot at this stage — Michael Andretti has turned his attention to other areas for his expanding motor sports program.
Wife, husband planned fatal shooting in hospital for weeksJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The plan had been in the works for weeks: Ellen Gilland, 76, would fatally shoot her terminally ill, 77-year-old husband, Jerry, and then kill herself. But after shooting him in the head in an 11th-floor hospital room, she couldn’t carry through with the rest.
Austin Cindric seeks Rolex watch to add to Daytona 500 ringJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Based on experience alone, Austin Cindric figured he'd win a Rolex watch long before he'd earn a diamond-encrusted Daytona 500 ring.
He was wrong.
Cindric as a NASCAR rookie last year won the Daytona 500 to open his season with the biggest win of his career.
Woman who killed ill husband in hospital faces murder chargeJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman who fatally shot her terminally ill husband inside a Florida hospital was taken into custody over the weekend after SWAT team members used a nonlethal explosive device to distract her and then tried to use a stun gun on her, authorities said Monday.
Column: Roger Penske moves closer to shot at winning Le MansJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske believes in goals, even when his to-do list is pretty well covered.
The one hole in the Team Penske trophy case can only be filled by the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Police: Woman fatally shoots dying husband at hospitalJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman fatally shot her terminally ill husband inside a Florida hospital on Saturday and then barricaded herself in his room for four hours before surrendering, Daytona Beach officials said.
Florida beach erosion uncovers wooden ship from 1800sDecember 6, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Severe beach erosion from two late-season hurricanes has helped uncover what appears to be a wooden ship dating from the 1800s which had been buried under the sand on Florida's East Coast for up to two centuries, impervious to cars that drove daily on the beach or sand castles built by generations of tourists.
Davis scores 21, Bethune-Cookman beats Chicago State 86-73December 2, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Davis scored 21 points as Bethune-Cookman beat Chicago State 86-73 on Thursday night.
Davis also had eight rebounds for the Wildcats (4-4). Marcus Garrett added 21 points while going 6 of 11 from the floor, including 2 for 3 from distance, and 7 for 9 from the line, and he also had six rebounds.
Police: Officer fatally shoots man who stabbed him in faceDecember 1, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer shot and killed a man who stabbed the officer in the face at a gas station Thursday morning, authorities said.
A man identified as Benjamin Joseph Remley, 36, of Deltona, was pronounced dead at a Daytona Beach hospital, according to a police news release.
Drumgoole has 20 in Albany’s 68-65 win against PresbyterianNovember 23, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gerald Drumgoole Jr. scored 20 points as Albany (NY) beat Presbyterian 68-65 on Tuesday.
Drumgoole had eight rebounds for the Great Danes (3-4). Ny'Mire Little scored 11 points while finishing 5 of 8 from the floor.
South Florida earns 75-62 win against Saint Joseph’s (PA)November 23, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Selton Miguel had 19 points in South Florida's 75-62 victory over Saint Joseph's (PA) on Tuesday night.
Miguel also contributed six assists for the Bulls (1-5). Tyler Harris was 6 of 16 shooting, including 3 for 9 from distance, and went 3 for 4 from the line to add 18 points.
Walker scores 30 in UAB’s win over Georgia, 87-73November 22, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jordan “Jelly” Walker scored 19 of his 30 points in the second half when UAB ran away from Georgia for a 87-73 win on Tuesday in the championship game of the Sunshine Slam Beach Bracket.
Ohio court sides with NASCAR in challenge to broadcast taxNovember 22, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state's attempt to tax NASCAR for broadcasting its races in Ohio was unlawful.
At issue before the court was whether the state tax commissioner properly subjected those broadcasts to Ohio’s commercial activities tax during an audit from 2005 to 2010.
Timmerman scores 23 in Bucknell’s victory over Austin PeayNovember 22, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Timmerman had 23 points in Bucknell's 79-65 win over Austin Peay on Tuesday.
Timmerman also contributed seven rebounds for the Bison (4-2). Xander Rice added 20 points while going 7 of 9 from the floor, including 3 for 4 from distance, and 3 for 4 from the line, and he also had five rebounds.
Oquendo leads Georgia over Saint Joe’s at Sunshine SlamNovember 22, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kario Oquendo scored 15 points and Georgia posted a comfortable 66-53 victory over Saint Joseph's at the Sunshine Slam on Monday night.
Oquendo made 4 of 10 shots with a 3-pointer and added five rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Walker scores 15, UAB beats South Florida 80-65November 22, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Walker had 15 points in UAB's 80-65 win against South Florida on Monday night in the Sunshine Slam.
Walker also contributed five assists for the Blazers (3-1).
Screen scores 17 in Bucknell’s 66-65 win over PresbyterianNovember 21, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Andre Screen scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Bucknell beat Presbyterian 66-65 on Monday at the Sunshine Slam.
Xander Rice scored 17 points and Ian Motta had eight points for the Bison (3-2).
Austin Peay beats Albany 74-59November 21, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Elijah Hutchins-Everett had 23 points in Austin Peay's 74-59 win over Albany (N.Y.) on Monday.
Hutchins-Everett added nine rebounds for the Governors (3-2). Caleb Stone-Carrawell shot 5 for 10 (1 for 3 from 3-point range) and 6 of 9 from the free throw line to add 17 points.
Police activity shuts down busy interstate outside TampaNovember 20, 2022 GMT
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A major highway connecting Florida almost from gulf to ocean was partially shut down outside of Tampa on Sunday because of law enforcement activity.
The Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement that westbound lanes of Interstate 4 were shut down for two exits Sunday afternoon near Dinosaur World, the roadside tourist attraction that displays scaled-to-size replicas of dinosaurs outdoors.
Harmon scores 15, Bethune-Cookman tops Trinity Baptist 83-46November 17, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Zion Harmon scored 15 points as Bethune-Cookman beat Trinity Baptist 83-46 on Wednesday night.
Harmon had three steals for the Wildcats (2-2). Kevin Davis scored 13 points while shooting 5 for 7, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc, and added five rebounds.
Garrett, Harmon lead Bethune-Cookman past Florida NationalNovember 15, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Garrett and Zion Harmon scored 19 points apiece to help Bethune-Cookman defeat Florida National 71-57.
Garrett had five rebounds for the Wildcats (1-2). Harmon added five assists.
Florida county puts damage from Nicole at $522 millionNovember 15, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Damages are estimated at more than $522 million in a central Florida coastal county where homes collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Nicole last week.
Rains from Nicole douse eastern US from Georgia to CanadaNovember 12, 2022 GMT
WILBUR-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Nicole covered the eastern United States from Georgia to the Canadian border Friday while hundreds of people on a hard-hit stretch of Florida’s coast wondered when, or if, they could return to their homes.
Man wanted for questioning in 4 Oklahoma deaths is arrestedOctober 18, 2022 GMT
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning about the deaths and dismemberment of four men in eastern Oklahoma has been arrested in Florida, police said Tuesday.
Jackson State stats 6-0 for first time since 1983October 16, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Shedeur Sanders threw for four touchdowns — all in the first half — and Jackson State beat Bethune-Cookman 48-8 on Saturday for the Tigers' first 6-0 start since 1983.
Isaiah Bolden returned the opening kickoff to the Bethune-Cookman's 40, and the Tigers scored a touchdown on their first three drives.
Toddler left behind in locked rental car at Florida airportOctober 11, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A toddler was left behind accidentally in a locked rental car when it was returned by her grandfather to a central Florida airport, and she wasn't discovered by an employee until 45 minutes later, authorities said Tuesday.
Deas, Byrd spark Bethune-Cookman in 36-19 win over GramblingSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cornerback Darnell Deas scored two touchdowns, Que’shaun Byrd had 162 yards rushing, and Bethune-Cookman defeated Grambling 36-19 in SWAC opener on Saturday.
After Grambling tied the score at 7 in the first quarter, Bethune-Cookman's Jimmie Robinson fielded the kickoff inside the 5-yard line and pitched to Deas who took it up the sideline for a 97-yard score.