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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Ignition-switch recall stirs new controversy for GM
    Plus: Chevy Brings Chaparral To LA Show, 2015 Ford F-150 Enters Production, Henrik Fisker Teams Up With Galpin 1416070740

    GM has recalled an estimated 2.6 million vehicles for the ignition switches, and it's believed at least 32 deaths have resulted from the crashes. General Motors again came under fire this week for its handling of its far-reaching ignition-switch recall. Newly released emails indicated GM had ...

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    Report: Congresswoman calls for NASCAR to suspend Busch over domestic violence accusations
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    Representative Jackie Speier (inset), a Democrat from California, is calling on NASCAR to suspend alleged domestic abuser Kurt Busch ahead of Sunday's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch's ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll made the domestic violence claims in court earlier this ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 11.14.14
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    OMG, AMG! It's here, you guys – our first test of the highly anticipated 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. Senior Editor Seyth Miersma put the slick new coupe through its paces on road and track in northern California and came away pretty darn impressed with Merc's new coupe. It isn't totally perfect, ...

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    Official: Cadillac back on track with 600-hp ATS-V.R racer in FIA GT3 spec [w/video]
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    There was already a rumor brewing that Cadillac might eschew the CTS as its racecar next season in favor of the ATS Coupe. It turns out that is absolutely the case, and now we know just what this 600-horsepower, future racer looks like. The coupe might not be limited to competing in just the US, ...

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    Video: This Mercedes Silver Arrow image started out like A-ha's 'Take On Me' music video
    Iconic Racers Came Back To Live With Drawings, Photos And 3D Graphics 1415978160

    The image above might look like a fairly interesting painting of some old Mercedes-Benz grand prix cars getting, but in reality, it showcases far more than just paint on canvas. To celebrate this year's 80th anniversary of its Silver Arrows racecars, Mercedes commissioned some very talented ...

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    Motorsports: Jaguar launches new classic racing series
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    One-make racing series have become all the rage for customers who want to actually race their exotic sports cars (or competition-spec versions of them, anyway). Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Aston Martin all offer such programs, and Porsche supports several. Now Jaguar is getting in on the ...

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    Motorsports: European lobby group calls for end of alcohol sponsorship in F1
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    A European lobby group has called for the end of alcohol sponsorship in Formula One, issuing an open letter to FIA president Jean Todt. According to the letter published by the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, drunk driving accounted for 6,500 deaths (or 25 percent of road deaths) across Europe ...

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    Official: Chevy shows Chaparral Vision Gran Turismo concept
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    Well, this wasn't something we expected. We knew Chevrolet was going to be getting in on the Vision Gran Turismo party, but it was kind of just assumed that the concept would be based on one of the brand's production performance cars, with the still-newish Corvette seeming like the obvious ...

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    Report: Court documents detail Kurt Busch domestic abuse allegation
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    New details have emerged in the Kurt Busch domestic abuse case after the Associated Press obtained court documents detailing the severity of the September incident, in which the 36-year-old driver allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll (shown above, with Busch). Busch is ...

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    Video: Watch this 118-mph golf cart blow away the world record
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    People strive to find a way to make just about anything fast. After all, there's a whole series dedicated to racing lawnmowers. Still, there's just something absurdly fun about watching a vehicle that shouldn't have much performance go rocketing down a drag strip – like this speedy golf ...

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    Motorsports: Caterham F1 Team raises over £1 million in crowdfunding campaign [w/video]
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    The Caterham F1 Team, as has been widely reported, has fallen on hard times, with its new owners apparently unable to fund the effort and new investors hard to come by. But the team has found what could be at least an interim solution. In response to its financial difficulties, the team has ...

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    Auctions: Own this Red Bull F1 car for less than an Aventador
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    Red Bull dominated several recent years of Formula One racing, even if its performance has not been able to match the Mercedes squad in 2014. Now, there's a chance to own a part of the team's racing history – an example of the RB3 from 2007. The seller believes this is the only privately ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix showcases Silver Arrows and German steel
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    Formula One got the drawn out Driver's Championship it wanted, which won't be decided until the last race in Abu Dhabi, and it didn't even need double points to do it. A trip below the equator turned around more than merely weather patterns, Nico Rosberg throwing his Mercedes AMG Petronas around ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Kia forges fresh identity with LeBron James, racing and a luxury car
    Plus: SEMA Announces Show Winners; FCA Retires The Pentastar; And The 2016 Jaguar F-Type Gets AWD 1415462520

    "The truth of the matter is we have some pretty damn good quality." – Michael Sprague Kia is on pace to post it best-ever sales year in the United States, yet executives admit the company is still hampered by the lingering memories of its old products, which were often viewed as cheap ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 11.7.14
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    The List teaches how to do a perfect donut Doing a donut in your car once, or perhaps unintentionaly – that happens to most people eventually. Learning how to craft a perfect donut out of opposite lock and throttle modulation – that's an art. Come along in this episode of The List ...

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    Report: NASCAR fines crews for Gordon v. Keselowski dustup [w/videos]
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    The NASCAR Sprint Cup went from a motorsport to a boxing matching following the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The brawl was allegedly instigated when Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon made contact following a restart near the end of the race. The incident punctured one of Gordon's tires ...

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    Featured: F1 2014
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    There was a day where Formula One drivers were real, genuine characters. Since he burst onto the F1 scene over 40 years ago, James Hunt's legacy as a world champion has been outshined by his reputation as a hard-drinking, pot-smoking, cocaine-snorting womanizer whose devil-may-care attitude ...

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    SEMA: Ken Block's 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR and CR Supercars Villain are retro done right
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    Gymkhana king Ken Block has had a pretty simple car history in his trademark videos, starting out with Subaru Impreza rally cars before moving into Ford Focus racers for the past four installments. His next video, though, Gymkhana Seven, kind of goes back in time. Rather than the cutting-edge ...

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    SEMA: Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car is ready to burn rubber at SEMA [w/video]
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    The Dodge Charger R/T is all set to rocket down the drag strip in NHRA Funny Car competition with a completely redesigned body debuting at this year's SEMA Show. While only the front decal, side scallops and rear logo really signal this racer as a Charger, that doesn't take away from its promise ...

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    SEMA: Kia plies SEMA attendees with beer and ice cream food trucks
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    Kia's 2014 SEMA Show theme is "A Day At The Races," and in addition to a very powerful K900 luxury sedan, the company has revealed several vehicles that would make any day at the track more comfortable – and tasty. The Ballast Point Sedona is a complete about-face for Kia's minivan, ...

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