The Daytona 500 was red-flagged just 38 laps in on Sunday thanks to heavy showers in the area that lasted all afternoon. In the six hours of rain delay, NASCAR drivers, fans, teams, and media had to find ways to fill the time. From repeat races to toy cars, here are the most entertaining ways they made the most of the bad weather.
1. Watch the replay of last year’s race on FOX thinking it is this year’s race
Faced with TV time to fill until the race resumed,
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When Ensley Gammel & Cody Dent came to play softball & baseball at Florida, they had no idea their experience on the field would lead them to a different kind of diamond. Tori Petry reports for WUFT on how these two former Gators found love in their time at UF.
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Last month, the Florida High School Athletic Association approved a revision to their bylaws on steroid use. Tori Petry reports for WUFT to investigate what exactly this means for high school sports.
Only three states – Texas, New Jersey, & Illinois – currently test students for steroids. The FHSAA estimates it would cost $42 million to test every Florida high school athlete for performance-enhancing drugs.
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This race had so much carnage, the pace car couldn’t even survive it.
Yes, you read that right. Only 8 cars out of 18 finished the Sprint Unlimited Saturday night at Daytona, and after a massive wreck and the pace car catching fire, it was Denny Hamlin who came out on top.
“That was survival of the fittest,” Hamlin said. “The best car won, that’s for sure.”
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Grant Enfinger survived the chaos at Daytona to win his 3rd career ARCA race, but the big story was the drama that happened off the track.
As is usually the case with ARCA at Daytona, carnage happened early. On lap 13, the 99 of Buster Graham spun out to end the night for 8 of the 40 cars – and caused quite a bit of drama on pit road. A scuffle between Graham and Chase Elliott’s crews ensued when the 99 team claimed Chase Elliott got into the back of Graham to cause the spin out.
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Tori’s Latest Demo Reel featuring her work on Style TV and WUFT, including a feature on Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School and Olympian Gemma Spofforth.
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Tori hosts the February episode of Style TV, a 30-minute community TV show based on award-winning Lake & Sumter Style Magazine featuring local people, places, and events. The February episode was filmed at beautiful Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, and also features Tori interviewing residents and visitors in the popular retirement community town square on the local nightlife.
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“God is faithful.” You’ve heard it a thousand times in songs, in sermons, blogs, and more. Maybe you’ve heard a pastor say at some point that you should write down your prayers so that months or years from now, you can go back and read them and see how they’ve been answered and be reminded how faithful God is.
But what happens when you don’t feel like God is faithful? I am one of those people who keep a “prayer journal.” For me,
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FSU linebacker Telvin Smith took part in Florida State’s “Sod Cemetery” tradition on Saturday after FSU’s 37-7 win over the Gators by cutting a chunk of sod from Florida Field. Meanwhile, the Florida band played the Alma Mater in the background and the crowd ironically sang “All Hail, Florida, Hail!” as Smith defaced the Gator’s home turf.
According to tradition, Seminole players cut a piece of sod from the fields of championship and rivalry away games where they are victorious and bury it in the Sod Cemetery.
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Tori Petry’s demo reel from working for WUFT Sports. Tori covered the 2013 National Championship-winning Gator gymnastics team as well as the 2013 Gator football team, anchored sports for WUFT’s First at Five, and worked as a feature reporter for WUFT Sports.
Her features include Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School where she takes a 143 mph shotgun ride in a drag racing car at Gainesville Raceway, and Gator Swim coach Gemma Spofforth,
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