Top 5 Things to Do During a NASCAR Rain Delay

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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BLOG: Having Faith

“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 player cuts turf from Florida Field while UF band plays Alma Mater

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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Why October is the best month for sports

It’s clear from my Pinterest news feed that the general female population is obsessed with the month of October because of the cozy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored treats, and “boyfriend weather” the time of year brings. Yeah yeah, those things are all fine & dandy, but this girl loves October for more reasons than being able to Instagram her pumpkin spice latte. Let me break down why October is my favorite month for sports (in no particular order).

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Bandwagoners: Unpopular Opinion

If I have one pet peeve in life, it is people who complain about “bandwagon fans”.

You’ve heard these types of people – or even worse, perhaps you are one yourself. They blast newcomers to their favorite sports team’s fan base, proclaiming the only legitimate fans are ones whose outfit home from the hospital after birth was a team jersey. If you became a fan at any point when the team was having mild success,

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5 Reasons You Should Go to a NASCAR Race Before You Call It Boring


Attending races at Daytona International Speedway with my family have accounted for some of my favorite memories in life. It was there that I discovered the magic of NASCAR and just how fascinating this sport could be. Although it holds the most expensive TV contract in sports and billions of dollars are funneled into it annually, people refuse to let go of the stereotype that NASCAR is just a bunch of left turns and rednecks.

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Classic Will Muschamp freakout on ref

Will Muschamp to ref after a holding call vs. Toledo he wasn’t particularly happy with: “Hands are inside! What do you want us playing, flag?!” CLASSIC!

Tori filmed this video during her work on the sidelines as the football beat reporter for WUFT Sports.

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Tori’s run-in with OL Jonotthan Harrison on the sidelines

After a Florida touchdown vs. Toledo in the Gators’ first game of the season, 310-lb. Center Jonotthan Harrison was particularly pumped up about the play. He proceeded to show the camera (and consequentially, Tori) just how excited he was.

Tori filmed this video during her work on the sidelines as the football beat reporter for WUFT Sports.

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BLOG: My “Speedweeks”


Speedweeks. It’s a term usually used to describe the events staged at Daytona International Speedway to rev up for the Daytona 500. For two years now, I have covered these few weeks of racing in February for ESPN Radio Ocala/Gainesville.

This year, however, my Speedweeks got a little extra speed.

Between trips to Daytona, I spent the last weekend in February pit reporting for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car season opener at Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park.

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Daytona 500 Day on SPEED Set

Thanks to her friends at ESPN and SPEED Channel broadcaster Matt Clark, Tori had the chance to experience the Daytona 500 pre-race buzz with an inside look. She sat in on set for SPEED’s Raceday show and saw Matt & his fellow broadcasters Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace, John Roberts, & Larry McReynolds in action.

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