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THE SECRET TO NASCAR’S BABY CRAZE THE SECRET TO NASCAR’S BABY CRAZE
Add Jeff Gordon to the long list of expecting NASCAR fathers this summer. In the last few weeks Jimmie Johnson and Juan Pablo Montoya have been showered with baby gifts thanks to their own new editions. Summer is a popular time for NASCAR babies: Matt Kenseth (July 2009) and Gordon (first child June...
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HAMLIN FINED THANKS TO TWITTER HAMLIN FINED THANKS TO TWITTER
Think Twitter is just another pointless social networking tool? NASCAR does not seem to think so. Friday at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin said it was a conversation on Twitter that drew a hefty fine by NASCAR. SI.com’s Tom Bowles takes a look at what Hamlin had to say about the issue and, after...
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NEWMAN & STEWART HAVE CONFLICTING STORIES NEWMAN & STEWART HAVE CONFLICTING STORIES
The controversy over NASCAR’s decision to secretly fine drivers Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman has raised many eyebrows. Few drivers know the details of what took place and those that do are saying very little. NASCAR, of course, is saying nothing at all. As if things were not complicated enough...
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Best August Ever: A Calendar of Automotive Events – Feature Best August Ever: A Calendar of Automotive Events – Feature
A guide to the automotive world’s greatest goings-on for August 2010. It may be the last month the kids are out of school, but the motoring world is firing on all cylinders in August. Here are our favorite events—because the Dairy Queen parking lot meetups alone won’t cut it. If we missed something,...
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2011 Audi A8L W12 – First Drive Review 2011 Audi A8L W12 – First Drive Review
Five extra inches of wheelbase and four more cylinders for Audi’s flagship. Most cars are made to be driven, of course, and there is a select group of vehicles that are made to be driven in—the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Maybach 62, the Ford Crown Victoria. But beyond that, there exists the...
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Group B Friday — The MG Metro 6R4 Group B Friday — The MG Metro 6R4
The British blokes at the Austin Rover Group hadn’t so much as sneered at works rallying since they swept the sport clean in the ‘60s with the Mini Cooper. . . . That’s not true. Most people in the states just don’t recall the other rally cars the Austin Rover Group campaigned, like the...
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Porsche Plans Test of Three Electric Boxsters, Panamera Hybrid Due in 2011 Porsche Plans Test of Three Electric Boxsters, Panamera Hybrid Due in 2011
In addition to the recently confirmed 918 Spyder hybrid sports car, Porsche plans to test electrified Boxsters and will soon add a hybrid version of the Panamera sedan. The vehicles all fall under what the manufacturer calls the Porsche Intelligent Performance Initiative, a decree to combine high...
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2011 Nissan Rogue Gets Exterior Refresh, Improved Fuel Economy 2011 Nissan Rogue Gets Exterior Refresh, Improved Fuel Economy
This is the 2011 Nissan Rogue, refreshed and repackaged with a tiny bit more fuel economy. It will be unveiled officially tomorrow at the International Z Car Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Why there? Nissan believes the Rogue is just like the original 240Z “Z-car” (which has since evolved...
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Chevrolet Increases Projected 2012 Volt Production Capacity by 50 Percent Chevrolet Increases Projected 2012 Volt Production Capacity by 50 Percent
GM has announced that it will increase production capacity for the Volt by 50 percent, now planning to build 45,000 copies in 2012, up from the 30,000 units announced less than a month ago. Production numbers for 2011 are unchanged, at 10,000 cars. GM says that there’s been a “tremendous” growth...
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The Continental: E-cars For the Elderly, Mercedes A-class and VW Amarok For the U.S., and a Case For the Autobahn The Continental: E-cars For the Elderly, Mercedes A-class and VW Amarok For the U.S., and a Case For the Autobahn
Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental. Mute electric concept E-car excitement in Germany: Twenty university chairs...
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