Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Daytona Moved Again, to 7 P.M

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Daytona Moved Again, to 7 P.M

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Following a captivating championship and the addition of Danica Patrick, the last thing NASCAR wanted was a glitch.

NASCAR's biggest event of the year is now scheduled to get under way tonight at 7, a day after the much-anticipated season-opening stock car race was postponed by rain for the first time in its 54- year history.

The 500-mile race initially was rescheduled for noon today, but NASCAR president Mike Helton announced the change because it was still raining at Daytona International Speedway in the morning.

Carl Edwards, runner-up to Tony Stewart in last year's championship race, will start from the pole.


Baylor's women's basketball team received all the first-place votes in The Associated Press poll today for the 13th consecutive week after routing Texas and Kansas.

Stanford, Notre Dame, Connecticut, Duke, Maryland, Miami, Delaware, Penn State and Kentucky round out the first 10. Penn State was ranked No. 11 last week.

Ohio State takes the biggest drop -- six spots to 14th after losing to Penn State on Sunday and Nebraska.


DENVER -- Jury selection in the sexual assault trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox began today, with opening statements expected this week and testimony from two current Broncos players possible later in the trial.

Police have said special teams player Cassius Vaughn and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who caught an 80 yard touchdown pass in overtime to beat the Steelers in the recent playoffs, were at Cox's apartment around the time of the alleged assault in September 2010.

Vaughn, Cox's roommate at the time, told police he was sleeping, while Thomas said he had kissed the accuser but then left her alone when he determined she was intoxicated.

The accuser came forward Oct. …

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