AUTO RACINGDanica finishes 6th in her stock car debut
Bobby Gerhart's record-setting sixth ARCA victory at Daytona International Speedway was overshadowed by the successful stock car debut of IndyCar star Danica Patrick, who finished sixth yesterday in the crash-filled race. Patrick spent much of the race among the top 10 in her widely anticipated stock car racing debut, but she bumped fenders with Nelson Piquet Jr. and spun out through the infield grass on lap 54, costing her any hopes of a win.
Hendrick Motorsports teammates Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. secured the front row for the Daytona 500. Martin, the only driver to top 191 mph during qualifying, earned his first Daytona 500 pole. Earnhardt will start second, trying to rebound from the worst season in his Sprint Cup career.
POLICE BLOTTERSapp charged with domestic violence in Miami
Former football star Warren Sapp was arrested yesterday following an alleged domestic violence incident at a Miami Beach hotel, police said. Sapp was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery and is expected to appear before a Miami-Dade County judge Sunday. NFL Network spokesman Dennis Johnson said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that Sapp - who is an analyst - wouldn't be part of the Super Bowl coverage today. - AP