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    Motorsports: Hyundai Motorsport tests its performance at the WRC Rally Finland
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    Autoblog joined Hyundai to check out the Neste Oil Rally Finland, where thousands of kilometers of lightly traveled, rolling gravel roads have turned out decades of astonishing racing and cold-blooded drivers. Even though the World Rally Championship is well tamed from its feral Group B days, ...

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    Motorsports: Dodge Challenger returns to Trans Am
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    NASCAR's Nationwide Series may have switched (in appearance anyway) to muscle cars, but American racing fans know that if they want to see real muscle cars on the street circuits, the only place to look is Trans Am. The all-American racing series is packed with Mustangs, Camaros and even ...

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    Report: Tony Stewart could face criminal charges in Kevin Ward Jr case [w/poll]
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    The tragic case of Tony Stewart striking and killing Kevin Ward, Jr. in a sprint car race earlier this week has been dividing opinions, with some screaming for Stewart's head and others saying that Ward brought it upon himself. But while local law enforcement did not initially arrest Stewart or ...

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    Video: Watch drag racing go horribly wrong, in slow motion
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    The better angles of our nature may shout us down for it, but any longtime observer (let alone fan) of any motorsport could probably be coaxed to admit that wrecks can be entertaining to watch. Sure, no one wants to see someone get hurt, but watching high-performance vehicles go wrong is a ...

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    Motorsports: United SportsCar Championship drops Indy from 2015 calendar
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    What American racing series would be complete without a stop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? One of America's meccas of motorsport, the track known as the Brickyard hosts IndyCars (two races this season, in fact), NASCAR, even MotoGP. It's hosted Formula One, IROC and Grand-Am. But soon the ...

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    Motorsports: Monza's Parabolica paved over
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    There are a handful of corners whose notoriety arguably matches that of the track of which it is part. Like the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, the Karussel at the Nürburgring or Eau Rouge at Spa. But it seems that one of them is unfortunately being diluted. The corner is known as Parabolica. ...

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    Video: 2014 Le Mans in photographs makes a beautiful video
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    There are any number of ways to experience the 24 Hours of Le Mans. You can watch it on TV or online. You can attend in person. You can follow it on Twitter. You can even catch the recap of it here on Autoblog. Or, compared to all of these fairly modern methods, you can go old school and analyze ...

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    Official: Audi Airomorph is a sleek shape-shifting senior thesis
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    Eric Kim just graduated from the from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, at the end of the spring 2014 semester, and for his senior thesis project he came up with this futuristic Audi endurance racer called the Airomorph. He even got some input Audi designer Kris ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.11.14
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    Quick Spin: 2015 Audi S8 According to senior editor Steven Ewing, the 2015 Audi S8 is "simply fantastic." Ingolstadt's big bruiser sure has stiff competition these days in the forms of the Jaguar XJR, BMW Alpina B7 and Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, but in our quick spin, we argue that the Audi perhaps ...

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    Read This: Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr. tragedy dividing opinions
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    Barely two days removed from the tragic incident between NASCAR Sprint Cup star Tony Stewart and young Kevin Ward Jr., we're still far from certain of the particulars of the events that led to Ward's death. What is certain, though, is that the Internet's proselytizing of the incident has hit its ...

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    Report: Burt Munro breaks own world record on World's Fastest Indian 36 years after death
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    Difficult: Setting a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Impossible: Setting a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt flats 36 years after you've passed away. And yet, here we are, in the year 2014, and a new record has appeared in the most recent tally at Bonneville, showing one ...

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    Motorsports: Tony Stewart hits, kills Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr after altercation [w/video]
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    Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, hit and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. after an on-track altercation sent the 20-year-old Ward into the wall, leaving him out of the race. According to witnesses and video recorded from the stands, Ward exited his car, throwing his hands ...

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    Official: Bonneville Speed Week canceled due to flooding
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    Bad news, boys and girls – at least those of you who love flat-out speed – the Southern California Timing Association has officially announced that Bonneville Speed Week has been canceled for 2014 after prolonged heavy rains flooded the salt flats. Speed Week had been scheduled to ...

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    Report: Retired NASCAR driver creating fund to help racers with concussions [w/video]
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    Motorsports these days tends to be pretty safe, even if the danger of pushing a car or motorcycle to its absolute limit can never be entirely removed. Compared to the frequent deaths of the '60s and earlier, we live in good times, however, in just the last few years the topic of concussions has ...

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    Report: Subaru mulls motorsports return, nixes small CUV plans
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    The Subaru WRX STI breaking the automotive lap record at the Isle of Man might be just the beginning of the headlines trumpeting a Subaru racecar. According to the latest rumors, the Japanese brand is looking at taking motorsports more seriously in the future. That could possibly even mean ...

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    Motorsports: Ginetta-Juno reveals LMP3 prototype design
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    It's only been a couple of weeks since the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) announced the formation of a new LMP3 class, and already we have our first constructor lining up to compete. That constructor is Ginetta, the British sports and racing car manufacturer which recently acquired Juno, the ...

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    Video: Check out this guy's amazing car soundtracks made with his mouth
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    Mastering an impression is hard enough – even if you're trying to do a person with highly recognizable tendencies, like Christopher Walken or Al Pacino – but getting the sound of vehicle just right by using nothing but your own vocal anatomy is on a whole different level. That's what ...

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    Report: National Guard ends controversial NASCAR, IndyCar sponsorships
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    The US National Guard has spent $44 million on sponsorships in NASCAR and IndyCar this year, a particularly troubling figure in a time when every military expenditure is given careful scrutiny. That's prompted some members of Congress to question the usefulness of the motorsports ...

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    Report: Suspect in Schumacher medical record theft found dead in cell
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    The man suspected of attempting to sell Michael Schumacher's medical records to the media has been found hanging dead in his Swiss jail cell. There was no indication that anyone else was involved, according to officials, and the man's name hasn't been released. The case began when Schumi's ...

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    Report: Ecclestone headed for $100M settlement in F1 bribery trial
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    Formula One bigwig Bernie Ecclestone has opened his wallet to finally put an end to his trial for alleged bribery in Germany. According to Britain's The Telegraph citing the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the controversial racing magnate offered a 60 million pound- ($100 million-) settlement to put ...

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