NASCAR's biggest and most prestigious race, the Daytona 500, is set to kickoff the 2019 season of racing on Sunday, Feb. 17. The RV's have been in town for days, the fans are ready, the drivers are ready and for the first time a few years the weather should be ready as well. William Byron, 21, ran the fastest time during front row qualifying Sunday, securing pole position for this years great American Race. Starting on the front row alongside Byron will be his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, and last year's pole-sitter, Alex Bowman. If your going to the race or just racing around town, News 96.5 WDBO will be providing in depth traffic coverage before and after the race. Here is the complete line up for the 61st running of the Daytona 500 1.William Byron 2.Alex Bowman 3.Kevin Harvick 4.Joey Logano 5.Rickey Stenhouse Jr. 6.Clint Bowyer 7.Paul Menard 8.Aric Almirola 9.Matt DiBenedetto 10.Denny Hamlin 11.Martin Truex Jr. 12.Kurt Busch 13.Bubba Wallace 14.Ryan Blaney 15.Chris Buescher 16.Jamie McMurray 17.Jimmie Johnson 18.Chase Elliott 19.Ryan Newman 20.Austin Dillon 21.Ryan Preece 22.Ty Dillon
Less than two weeks after an 'I-4 Ultimate Project' worker was killed in an accident on the job, three workers were hurt on the job Friday. It happened just after 10 a.m, the three construction workers fell about 15 feet Friday on the ramp from Garland Avenue to I-4 Eastbound near Colonial Drive. Orlando Fire District Chief Creed McClelland told Eyewitness News Channel 9, the men were on a wooden platform pouring concrete when it broke. The workers sustained minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, according to I-4 Ultimate contractor SGL Constructors. This incident happened just a few days after work on the project resumed. Work had been suspended for a week after a worker was struck and killed by an iron pipe near Wymore Road on Feb. 4. That incident was the fourth time a worker has died since the I-4 Ultimate project started in 2015
A gunman opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company, a valve manufacturer in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding at least five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said. >> Read more trending news Officers arrived within four minutes of receiving reports of a shooting and were fired upon as soon as they entered the 29,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouse, Aurora, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said in a news conference. Update 6:45 p.m. EST Feb. 15: The chief of police says five people were killed and five officers were wounded in a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago. Aurora Police Chief, Kristen Ziman, identified the gunman as 45-year-old Gary Martin. Ziman says the gunman was also killed. The five police officers that were injured in the shooting are in stable condition according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Update 5:15 p.m. EST Feb. 15: A spokesman for the coroner’s office says at least one person is dead following a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago. Kane County coroner’s office spokesman Chris Nelson says at least one person was killed in the attack Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Co. building in Aurora. Update 4:45 p.m. EST Feb. 15: A city spokesman told WGN that at least four police officers were injured. Police have not said if anyone else has been injured. Update 4:15 p.m. EST Feb. 15: Initial reports indicate that the shooter has been apprehended, but the area is still on lockdown. Update 3:55 p.m. EST Feb. 15: A man who said he witnessed Friday’s shooting told WLS-TV that he recognized the person who opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company. The man told WLS-TV that the shooter was one of his co-workers. Update 3:50 p.m. EST Feb. 15: Police confirmed they are continue to respond Friday afternoon to an active shooting reported in Aurora. Update 3:45 p.m. EST Feb. 15: Citing preliminary reports from the scene, the Daily Herald reported several people were injured in the ongoing active shooter situation reported Friday afternoon in Aurora. Police did not immediately confirm the report. Update 3:40 p.m. EST Feb. 15: Authorities with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding to the reported shooting, officials said. Check back for updates to this developing story.