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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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    Video: Renault R.S. 01 says hello before debut in Moscow
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    What does the "RS" in the Renault Clio RS and Megane RS mean? Well, unlike Audi and Porsche, it doesn't stand for Renn Sport. No, it's actually a signifier that said hot hatch has been breathed upon by Renault Sport, the French manufacturer's answer to Volkswagen's R models, Ford's ST hatches and ...

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    Video: Xcar goes Radical in a big way
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    In just a relatively short period of time, Radical Sportscars has proven to be a company true to its name. It only completed its first car in 1997 but has become among the leaders in the world of dedicated track day specials since then. These days it's even dipping its toe into the world of road ...

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    Official: Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car presages for-sale customer racecar
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    Rallying may enjoy a very strong association with all-wheel drive, but it wasn't so long ago that the World Rally Championship was populated by cars that slipped and slid across gravel and tarmac using rear-wheel drive. One of those was the Toyota Celica. While the little Celica eventually joined ...

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    Video: Kawasaki recounts the highs and lows of the 2014 Isle of Man TT
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    There's no event in the world of motorsports quite like the annual Isle of Man TT. The course is long and treacherous, the scenery breathtaking, the motorcycles fast and the riders like gods on celestial chariots of two wheels. It's an amazing experience, and one that Kawasaki has decided to ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find Of The Day: 1988 Saleen Ford Mustang General Tire 21R race car
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    Saleen may be making headlines these days for working on the Tesla Model S, but its history and bread-and-butter is all about the Ford Mustang. The rear-wheel-drive Dearborn pony cars singlehandedly put the company on the map in the '80s. Founder Steve Saleen was already a talented American ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.28.14
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    First Drive: Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype It's quick – 0-60 in under four seconds. It's fast – top speed is estimated at around 186 miles per hour. And, rather surprisingly considering its status as a prototype, it drives pretty darn well. With a heart of gold borrowed from the ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix a thrilling wet mess
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    Three Free Practice sessions left us thinking Lewis Hamilton looked good to claim another victory for Mercedes AMG Petronas and close up the Driver's World Championship race, but the first qualifying session for the 2014 Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix threw out that script. A fuel leak in Q1 ...

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    Report: Porsche acquires Kyalami race track at auction
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    With more victories under its belt than any other manufacturer, you could say, in a figurative sense at least, that Porsche owns countless numbers of race tracks around the world. But here we're not talking about figuratively owning a track – we're talking about literally buying one. And ...

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