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Five Sporting Events Worth Traveling For

Some of the best American sporting events worth traveling for are the Daytona 500, the Masters Tournament, the Super Bowl the U.S. Open and the World Series.

12/31/2013

TTYM: NFL’s ‘Gay ‘Ol Time’ And Erin Andrews Disses 50 Cent

If you are remotely related to the world of sports and wanted to get your name out there this week – all you had to do was weigh-in on the gays in the NFL discussion. […]

03/01/2013

Jimmie Johnson crosses the finish line at the Daytona 500. (Credit Getty)

Jimmie Johnson Wins Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson has won his second Daytona 500, racing past defending NASCAR champion Brad Keselowski on the final restart, while Danica Patrick finished eighth.

02/24/2013

Danica Patrick. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick Wins Pole For NASCAR’s Daytona 500

Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race.

02/17/2013

Matt Kenseth celebrates winning the 2012 Daytona 500. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Daytona 500 Champ Likes Chicago, But He’s A Packers Fan

Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth is in town Thursday meeting fans and talking to reporters, and he’s looking forward to attending a Bears-Packers football game next season.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

Matt Kenseth celebrates winning the 2012 Daytona 500. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Matt Kenseth Wins Daytona 500 After Fire And Rain

The first Daytona 500 to be postponed took more than 36 hours to complete after rain pushed it from its scheduled Sunday afternoon start to Monday at lunch, and ultimately turned it into the first ever NASCAR race run in prime-time television.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya in the Daytona 500. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Fire Erupts At Daytona After Montoya Hits Jet Dryer

The Daytona 500 has been halted by a fiery explosion caused when Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a jet dryer under caution.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, spin as Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Tag Heuer Avant-Garde Chevrolet Chevrolet, tries to avoid the wreckage after an on track incident in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

5-Time Champ Johnson Wrecks Early In Daytona 500

Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson followed up his worst season in NASCAR with his worst finish in the Daytona 500.

02/27/2012

Cars sit covered on the grid during a rain delayed start at the Daytona 500. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Daytona 500 Delayed Again By Rain; Now Set For 6 p.m. Start

NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012