1. Sports betting had an immediate presence at the Daytona 500. The Hard Rock Bet app had signs just through the gates.
  2. Kyle Busch has never won the Daytona 500, NASCAR's biggest race.
  3. NASCAR's Daytona 500 has been rescheduled because of rain, a day after the Xfinity Series' season opener was postponed, too.
  4. The 2024 NASCAR season should be tight and unpredictable, starting with the Daytona 500.
  5. NASCAR star Chase Elliott is trying to rebound from a career-worst year with a Daytona 500 triumph.
  6. NASCAR drivers, including Austin Cindric (2), use analytics and data to try to win the Daytona 500.
  7. NASCAR star Kyle Larson drove at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park in his High Limit Racing sprint car series.
  8. Tony Stewart is taking his wife Leah Pruett's spot in the NHRA drag racing series as Pruett takes the season off to try to start a family.
  9. Bret Michaels, frontman for the glam metal band Poison, will give a concert after the day's racing March 9 during the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Michaels, shown here performing in 2021 in Illinois, will be performing solo.
  10. IndyCar driver and defending champion Marcus Ericsson (8) works through turn 10 during the 2023 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in March in downtown St. Petersburg.
  11. NASCAR's recent street race in Chicago was a success. Could a similar event happen in Florida?
  12. Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.
  13. Katherine Legge looks at her phone before practice for the Indianapolis 500 Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She will be the only female driver in the race.
  14. RC Enerson is a rookie in Sunday's Indy 500. He's a New Port Richey native who attended Gulf High.
  15. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, left, of Britain, poses for a photo with A$AP Rocky, second from left, in pit lane ahead of the Formula One Miami Grand Prix Thursday at Miami International Autodrome.
  16. IndyCar Series driver Marcus Ericsson celebrates his win on Sunday in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  17. Nikita Johnson, seen here in a portrait photograph before the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, earned his first USF2000 win Sunday.
  18. Andretti Autosport driver Romain Grosjean, center, celebrates with his pit crew after he wins the pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
  19. Fans watch IndyCar practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday. The 27 entrants for Sunday's race will be the most in Grand Prix history.
  20. IndyCar driver Colton Herta prepares for the start of Friday's practice session at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  21. The National Weather Service is calling for a slight chance of rain and warm temperatures this weekend across Tampa Bay ahead of events like the Florida Strawberry Festival. Jane Harris, The Best Around manager, prepared a Langos elephant ear, at Florida Strawberry Festival on Thursday in Plant City.
  22. Scott McLaughlin earned his first IndyCar Series win at last year's Grand Prix.
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