1. Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, sponsored a bill that would require Florida professional sports teams receiving government money to play the national anthem before every home game.
  2. Aric Almirola celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the first of two qualifying NASCAR auto races for the Daytona 500 in February at Daytona International Speedway. Almirola will retire from competition at the end of the 2022 season to spend more time with his young family.
  3. Harper Gage, 6, puts on her gloves before taking her go-kart around the track at Andersen RacePark in Palmetto. Harper races competitively despite bilateral hearing loss.
  4. Kyle Larson, left, and Chase Elliott lead the field before a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 7 in Avondale, Ariz.
  5. Kyle Larson waves to the crowd before winning the NASCAR Cup Series season finale and series title Sunday in Avondale, Ariz.
  6. Chase Elliott, with car owner Rick Hendrick, is the reigning NASCAR Cup champion, NASCAR’s most popular driver and defending race winner at Phoenix, where the season title will be decided Sunday.
  7. NASCAR's Denny Hamlin, who was born in Tampa, can win his first Cup Series championship this weekend.
  8. The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is moving up two weeks next season.
  9. Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland will miss Sunday's Formula One Dutch Grand Prix at the Zandvoort racetrack, Netherlands.
  10. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, left, speaks with a member of his crew prior to the Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa, Belgium.
  11. Chase Briscoe (14), Kyle Larson (5), Kevin Harvick (4), Austin Dillon (3), Daniel Suarez (99) and Corey LaJoie (7) crash in Turn 3 on the final lap of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach.
  12. Tyler Reddick puts on his helmet before the inaugural Texas Grand Prix in May at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Reddick and fellow Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon are essentially battling each other for the 16th and final spot in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
  13. Even when the masks go away, the coronavirus pandemic will leave an impact on the sports world.
  14. Belleair resident Colton Herta and other IndyCar Series drivers have had some tighter race weekends since the pandemic began.
  15. Six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, left, chats with Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Jimmie Johnson before the start of practice of the IndyCar auto race on Friday in Nashville, Tenn.
  16. RC Enerson, a New Port Richey native who attended Gulf High, is set to race this month in North America's top two circuits, NASCAR's Cup Series and IndyCar.
  17. Aric Almirola celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday in Loudon, N.H.
  18. IndyCars race toward Turn 1 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on April 25.
  19. Tom Brady, the Bucs star quarterback, has a lot in common with four-time Indy 500 champion Helio Castroneves.
  20. Helio Castroneves celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
  21. Fans fill the stands Sunday during the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  22. Paul Kneblik, 6, tracks a passing IndyCar with his binoculars as his brother Levi Kneblik, 4, as they enjoy their first time at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
  23. Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Honda needed a new front wing after he wrecked during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.