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Are Toyota’s days in NASCAR numbered? Are Toyota’s days in NASCAR numbered?
Toyota dropped out of Formula One racing because of the world-wide recession. Because of the disaster that’s struck the Japanese company in recent days, the question must be asked: how long will Toyota continue to pour millions into North America motorsport? The manufacturer is heavily involved...
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AutoMD.com Helps You Fix Your Own Car AutoMD.com Helps You Fix Your Own Car
Most of us don’t know shit about our cars. We drive them every day, fill them up with fuel once a week, and keep them clean (some of us, anyway.) But what happens when something goes wrong? Most people can’t even change their own oil or windshield wipers, let alone repair anything. Like...
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J.D. Power data suggests January U.S. new-vehicle retail sales decline from last month J.D. Power data suggests January U.S. new-vehicle retail sales decline from last month
Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Earnings/Financials After gathering real-time transaction data from 8,900 automotive franchisees across the U.S., J.D. Power and Associates predicts new-vehicle retail sales will have declined for January 2010 compared to one year ago. January’s new-vehicle sales...
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Unintended acceleration stories wanted Unintended acceleration stories wanted
With the massive Toyota recalls bringing the subject of unintended acceleration to national attention, there have been many examples brought to light, including in the Consumer Reports Cars blog. We invite those who have experienced this phenomenon to share their tale in the comments of this specific...
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Toyota closer to accelerator fix Toyota closer to accelerator fix
Toyota is getting closer to providing a fix for vehicles included in the recall for sticking accelerator pedals, according to an Associated Press report. The story says that government officials have approved a plan to begin delivering parts late next week. No formal announcement has been made by the...
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NASCAR to make internal budget cuts NASCAR to make internal budget cuts
NASCAR has worked to reduce its own costs, two sources within the company have told the Observer and ThatsRacin.com. The salaries of some supervisors have been cut, along with the budgets of some departments, the sources said. Travel spending to get NASCAR officials and haulers to and from races was...
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Motorsports Authentics bogs down ISC’s 2009 finances Motorsports Authentics bogs down ISC’s 2009 finances
International Speedway Corp. saw its net income drop 95 percent from $134.6 million in 2008 to $6.8 million in 2009, with its 50 percent stake in merchandise company Motorsports Authentics costing $77.6 million on its 2009 balance sheet, according to its year-end financial report issued Thursday. The...
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BIGGEST OFF-SEASON RUMORS OF 2010 BIGGEST OFF-SEASON RUMORS OF 2010
? With the season just a few short weeks away, here’s a look back at the biggest off-season rumors of 2010. Some of these rumors proved to be true; others were just whispers in the wind, but all of them made the silly season that much more entertaining this year.? 1. Will Danica race stock cars?...
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ThrottleGate: Toyota will now send needed pedal repair components directly to dealers ThrottleGate: Toyota will now send needed pedal repair components directly to dealers
Filed under: Government/Legal, Plants/Manufacturing, Recalls, Safety, Toyota In an effort to stem the flow of potentially defective accelerator pedal parts at the source, Toyota announced earlier this week that replacement pedal components had begun shipping directly to its factories. While the announcement...
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24/7 JIMMIE JOHNSON EPISODE 1 24/7 JIMMIE JOHNSON EPISODE 1
In case you missed it – or don’t have HBO – I present episode one of “24/7 Jimmie Johnson,” AKA “Behind the Music with Vanilla Nice.” (I swear I am going to make that nickname stick.) read more
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