Mitt Romney was in Florida to attend the Daytona 500 on Sunday, when there was a make-or-break primary in two days in Michigan. The appearance could be indicative of Romney camp confidence.
NASCAR: Paul Menard captures the Brickyard 400 Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It's Menard's first NASCAR victory.
When NASA's space shuttles launch into orbit, they don't just carry astronauts and supplies into the final frontier. There's a lot of other weird stuff that makes the out-of-this-world journey, too. NASA's last space shuttle mission will launch Friday, July 8 on the Atlantis orbiter to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. The mission will be the 135th and last flight for the program, which began in 1981. But over the course of 30 years, the space shuttles have flown some peculiar objects into orbit. The list of odd stuff that flew aboard the shuttles is a long one, and includes the Olympic torch, a replica of the golden spike from the First Transcontinental Railroad, and rocks from the top of Mount Everest and the surface of the moon, just to name a few. Here nine recent space oddities carried into orbit on NASA shuttles:
Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama has seen some terrific racing down through the years. But Sunday's finish between Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer at Talladega tied the NASCAR record for closest finish ever.
Fox News host Glenn Beck speaks during the National Rifle Association's 139th annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C. in 2010.
Driver Kurt Busch (22) crosses the finish line ahead of Regan Smith (78) to win the first of two NASCAR Gatorade Duel races at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Feb. 17.
NASCAR points system has caused confusion for both drivers and fans over the past several years. The changes to the NASCAR points system, presented on Wednesday, probably won't keep a consistently good driver like Jimmie Johnson from capturing yet another Sprint Cup championship.
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