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NASCAR Humor – Guess the Car. Are They Kidding?

NASCAR classifies this as a what? Continue reading

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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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Racing Legend Dan Gurney Dead at 86

Gurney was also the first driver to spray champagne on the podium, inadvertently starting a tradition that is now imitated all around the world. Hoosier milk doesn’t foam, though. Continue reading

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Quit NASCAR After 2017 Season

Medical issues could be the reason. Earnhardt, 42, returned to racing this year after a concussion sidelined him from NASCAR’s top series for half of the 2016 season. Through his rehabilitation process, Earnhardt has become a vocal advocate for research of sports-related brain injuries, which likely means he will never have a job affiliated with the NFL. (See AutoInformed on NASCAR Expands Concussion Protocol to SCAT3) Continue reading

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Harvick in a Chevy Decaled Racer takes Phoenix  

Harvick won in a spec racer by a hundredth of a second, the closest finish in NASCAR Sprint Cup History. This was Harvick’s 500th consecutive series start, as one of only by 14 others throughout the history of NASCAR. The difference is now they basically driving the same cars with decals determining brand in what has become the pro-wrestling of motorosports. Continue reading

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NASCAR, Mack Trucks Announce Multi-Year Decal Deal

The trucks will be equipped with a 505-horsepower, 13-liter Mack MP8 engine, a so called mDRIVE automated manual transmission and GuardDog Connect telematics system that big brother like monitors the truck’s performance, alerting customers to “potential concerns.” Continue reading

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Toyota Tundra Driver Erik Jones Wins Truck Championship

Toyota Tundra driver Erik Jones captured the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver’s championship during the last NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jones took his first-career title by 15 points over second-place Tundra driver Tyler Reddick by winning three races this season at Iowa, Canada and Texas. Continue reading

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Kyle Busch Wins First NASCAR Sprint Cup Title for Toyota

Busch earned his first-career Sprint Cup Series title by one point over second-place driver Kevin Harvick in his No. 18 Camry by finishing highest among the championship contenders in the final round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Continue reading

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Jeff Gordon Sets NASCAR Record

Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS, set a record of 789 consecutive Sprint Cup Series starts this Sunday Continue reading

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NASCAR Bans Racist Confederate Flag

“To do that, we are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events. This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate Flag at our facilities and NASCAR events. Continue reading

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White Dominated NASCAR Nixes the Stars and the Bars

While most Republicans are floundering over their long-held and overt promotion racism and vocal support of the Confederate flag – aka stars and the bars – one large organization deeply rooted in the south – NASCAR – has once again affirmed its commitment to an inclusive environment at its events. Continue reading

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NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch for Abusing Girl Friend

It was the latest example of professional sports crime, but given the NFL’s, the NCAA’s and local police agencies flagrant ignoring of domestic violence and other criminal actions, sanctioning bodies and so-called law enforcement agencies – under heavy media and blog scrutiny – are changing their previous look the other way attitudes. Continue reading

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Tony Stewart Driver Death Case to go to a Grand Jury

NASCAR, with the growing list of NFL female abuse (Ray Rice) and child abuse (Adrian Stewart, no relation to Tony) cases as a backdrop, said, “We are aware of the completed investigation and the announced next steps. Continue reading

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New NASCAR Rules Announced. Let the Cheating Begin

NASCAR has a disjointed TV package split among networks, and a blue-collar fan base that remains severely hurt by the ongoing effects of the Great Recession and growing income inequality, which is leaving empty seats in its stands. Worse, in the one area that NASCAR can control, the racing is hardly that. Competition is limited, passing difficult or rare, and cars strung out. Ho-hum. Continue reading

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Hertz and Penske Debut Special Edition Mustang GT

The Hertz Penske GT joins a list of custom performance Hertz vehicles that started with Carroll Shelby in 1966 with the Shelby GT350H in the Hertz Rent-A-Racer program. From there, Hertz developed a 40th anniversary Shelby GT-H in 2006 and a custom Chevrolet Corvette ZHZ in 2009. The Mustang GT now is available with other cars such as the Ford Mustang GT Premium, Chevrolet Camaro SS hardtop and convertible, Corvette Convertible and Dodge Challenger R/T. Continue reading

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