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It’s hard to believe that more than half the 2020 season now has been completed as we head to the White Mountains and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. While we have completed 19 races this year, I guess you could say it’s been done in the most unconven-tional of ways. In the midst of the most u…

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At this point in COVID-19 response closures, many non-profit organizations have been forced to postpone or cancel fundraising events. Creativity and technology are being drawn upon to adapt and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) in Key Largo has come up with their, “The Fish …

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) participated in the 2020 International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) virtual trade show. Recognizing the importance of environmental stewardship and awareness of Florida’s natural resources when fishing and recreatin…

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It was a big weekend for Richard Childress Racing at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend with a 1-2 finish as Austin Dillon, grandson of NASCAR Hall of Famer and team owner Richard Childress, won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500, while rookie teammate, Tyler Reddick, finished second by a mere .149-…

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What a weekend for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series rookie class! It is no surprise that three of the six rookies who competed in the race placed in the Top-10 this past weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This class has been referred to by many as NASCAR’s best rookie class in a long time. I am proud t…

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FWC Officer Bobby Dube responded to an injured Sea Turtle approximately 5 miles offshore Bayside of Conch Key with staff from the Marathon Turtle Hospital after a recreational boater observed the turtle in distress.

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In last week’s column I referenced the fact of how historic the NASCAR/IndyCar doubleheader at Indianapolis Motor Speedway would be. While I talked about it, I vastly underrated how much it could serve as a sign of things to come in our sport.

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Although summer may feel different this year, it is still a regular busy season for migratory manatees. With temperatures heating up for the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, manatees are on the move, and Save the Manatee Club reminds boaters and vacationers throughout the southeast to keep…

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Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor County, as well as Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties opens July 1 and will remain open through Sept. 24. This includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River and Homosassa.

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Florida’s beaches are a go-to destination for summer fun and for sea turtles, they’re a go-to destination for laying eggs. It’s sea turtle nesting season once again and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding beachgoers to take precautions that can help prote…

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When the concept for our track was developed more than 25 years, not long after Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida, there were several basic tenets behind its existence.

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Beginning July 15, all recreational, commercial, and for-hire vessels will be required to have a working descending device on-board and readily available when fishing for any of the fish in the snapper-grouper complex in federal waters of the Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina to Florida. In…

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We waited longer than what we thought, but our 25th anniversary weekend finally came to pass, as we commemorated many great moments of our facility, both leading up to and during the course of the weekend.

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After the dramatic conclusion of the Hooters 250 Xfinity race Homestead-Miami Speedway quickly transitioned to host the Baptist Health 200. 36 Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series drivers were commanded to “start your engines” by Homestead Hospital CEO Ken Spell. As trucks moved onto the trac…

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For 25 years, some of the greatest drivers across all disciplines have traveled through the Turn 3 tunnel on their way into the hallowed grounds of Homestead-Miami Speedway.  None greater, though, than Jimmie Johnson, a 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion who claimed all of his titles at the S…

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The weekend we have been waiting for since mid-November is now upon us, albeit nearly three months after what we first expected as a result of the current pandemic.

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The FOX Sports production team departed for Homestead on Wednesday night immediately following the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 in Ridgeway, Va.

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With the six-month Atlantic hurricane season starting Monday, emergency-management officials have changed how Florida will respond to storms as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

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This week kicks off National Fishing and Boating Week and what better way to celebrate than to try your hand at fishing in Florida. License-free saltwater fishing weekend is June 6 and 7, and license-free freshwater fishing weekend is June 13 and 14. During these weekends a fishing license i…

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Since NASCAR returned to the track a few weeks ago after nearly a two-month layoff as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen many elements that otherwise would not have been in play.

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The Lionfish Challenge is an incentive program that rewards harvesters for their lionfish removals. With a tiered system, everybody can be a winner. The participant who harvests the most lionfish will be crowned the Lionfish King/Queen. The Challenge is open now and will run through Labor Da…

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Traditions run abound in sports, many of which have been in place for years. These can take several different forms. Some events run concurrently with a particular holiday while others pay homage to a special group of people. Many encompass both aspects.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said he is lifting coronavirus-related restrictions on youth activities, including summer camps and athletic events, because he trusts parents and local governments will make the right decisions for kids.

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I set out to explore Everglades National Park on April 22. At that time, the entire park was closed to the public and most staff due to COVID-19, but I received permission to go and report on what I saw.

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Twenty-five years ago – November 4, 1995 to be exact – Homestead-Miami opened its doors, signaling hope amongst a tragic force of nature – Hurricane Andrew – that reared its ugly head on Homestead. The grand opening ceremonies comprised much pomp and circumstance, complete with a hauler para…

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With National Safe Boating Week and the release of the 2019 Boating Accident Statistical Report, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer. If you plan to enjoy our beautiful waterways, check out…

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Every so often, there is a person who enters the scene in a particular market and changes the way that area is viewed – locally, nationally and internationally. And I’m not just talking about sports, but pop culture, politics or really anything. Don Shula did that for Miami and all of South …

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On 4 May Everglades National Park began its return to regular operations by opening the Main Park Road from the Homestead entrance all the way to

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The arrival of toxic blue-green algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee may seem trivial in the midst of a global pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 800 Floridians and caused untold economic damage to our state, but it should serve as a reminder that our work protecting Florida’s fragile…

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As we continue to navigate through these irregular times with COVID-19 drastically changing much of our day-to-day routine, NASCAR is taking a step towards normalcy as they recently announced plans to resume the 2020 season.

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The Miami Dolphins selected Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to headline a draft class that includes 11 selections.