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Toyota Supra to Run in NASCAR Xfinity Series

It’s the latest attempt to position Toyota as an American company against the background booms of the Trump trade wars. Toyota has 14 manufacturing plants in North America – if you count Mexico, which is also under siege. There are ten in the U.S. There are 1500 dealerships here. All told Toyota employs 37,000 people here. America? Well that require a thought process with nuance absent in the ruling party. Continue reading

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New Porsche 911 RSR for Le Mans and Endurance Racing

It will be running against Aston Martin, Ford, Ferrari and Corvette. In addition to systematic lightweight design that meets the rule minimum of 1,243 kg, the water-cooled, flat-six engine is positioned in front of the rear axle. The 4-liter is said to be extremely light with direct fuel injection as well as a rigid valve drive and is characterized by “outstanding efficiency.” The new 911 RSR will make its debut at the Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017. Continue reading

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Ford Kicks off Racing Season with Win at Daytona

In only its second season, a heavily modified Ford EcoBoost engine has won the two most important endurance races in North America – the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring and the 2015 Rolex 24. The EcoBoost program has now racked up four Prototype victories overall with Chip Ganassi Racing, including the 2014 Long Beach and Circuit of the Americas events. Continue reading

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