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    Video: Porsche 911 Turbo and Nissan GT-R Nismo star in World's Greatest Drag Race 4
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    We love Motor Trend's annual World's Greatest Drag Race video. Now back for its fourth appearance, the idea of lining some of the world's fastest cars up for a ten-wide, straight-line, full-throttle run is, well... it's pretty freaking badass. The lineup this year boasts some impressively fast ...

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    Featured: Driving the National Corvette Museum's new circuit [w/video]
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    After seven years of work, the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park has opened, and it's 3.15 miles of roller-coaster blacktop. If you're an auto enthusiast of any stripe, you know about the National Corvette Museum. We know, "Sinkhole! Sinkhole! Sinkhole!" but this story isn't about a ...

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    Breaking: Tony Stewart will not be indicted in Kevin Ward Jr death, says TMZ [UPDATE]
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    Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges for the death of racer Kevin Ward, Jr., TMZ Sports is claiming. The official announcement from the grand jury will be made available at 3:00 p.m. today. Last we heard was that the case was being put before a grand jury, who would decide whether the ...

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    Video: Nissan's Nismo celebrates 30th year with video retrospective
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    Nismo, the motorsports and high-performance arm of Nissan, has a lot of racing success to celebrate in its history and possibly even bigger accomplishments to look forward to. The company is commemorating its 30th anniversary with a video looking back at its most important milestones from each ...

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    Video: 1955 Chevy drag racer rolls his car, walks away after going through windshield
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    A classic '55 Chevrolet and a second-gen Camaro line up for a drag race on what looks to be a beautiful day, but by the end of the run, it's pure carnage with the '55 rolling down the track and its driver's legs sticking out of the windshield. Thankfully, the guy is still alive; in fact he even ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Singapore Grand Prix is back-to-front
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    To paraphrase Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta, 'Remember, remember the twenty-first of September.' That's the day the 2014 Formula One Championship took another big turn – and at one of the year's least interesting races, traditionally – putting Lewis Hamilton back at the top of the ...

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    Motorsports: Indy confirms return to Brazil
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    Indy has a long and proud history of racing in Brazil. And while the South American country was missing from this year's calendar, it has now been confirmed to be returning next season. The race is scheduled to be held on March 8, 2015, at the Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in the capital ...

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    Video: Triumph takes us on an emotional journey over the salt
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    Every once in a while, Mother Nature has a rather tenuous relationship with her children. Such a scenario plays out each and every year as mankind clings to one of the last vestiges of open space left on our planet, the Bonneville Salt Flats, to which hundreds of men and women each year flock to ...

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    Motorsports: Nissan wants an American driver for its Le Mans team
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    "We'll use every driver development tool we have to take them to the next level, but they will also have to step up." – Darren Cox Nissan is aiming to put an American behind the wheel of one of its LMP1 racecars in 2016 as part of plans to grow its motorsports program in the United ...

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    Video: Ford opens the doors on its Swedish rally skunkworks
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    It's always amazing to see how different kinds of racecars are made. Formula One racers are often constructed in modern architectural marvels that hint at some of the cutting-edge technology going into the racing. Conversely, rallying is all about sliding around on a varied course as fast as ...

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    Video: Baja champ blazes trail through Ensenada with his Monster trophy truck
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    Last year, former Baja 1000 champ BJ Baldwin and his trophy truck proved that they could save a women stranded in the desert in a broken down Nissan GT-R in a video called Recoil. For this year's sequel, he's turned the excitement way up. By combining high speed, huge jumps, women in bikinis, ...

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    Video: Nissan ZEOD RC on track and from behind the wheel
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    The Nissan ZEOD RC hybrid racecar has had mixed success in its competition life. It was invented to do a completely electric, high-speed lap at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which it was able to do in practice. However, when the big event actually came, the car lasted less than an hour before it had ...

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    Video: Top Gear pits V8 supercar against stunt plane, Komatsu tractor
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    Traditional motorsports pit a bunch of roughly equivalent vehicles over a course to find out which driver has the most skill and which car has the right tweaks to score a victory against the competitors. But Top Gear is anything but traditional. It decided to stage two very different kinds of ...

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    Report: Tony Stewart case to be presented to grand jury
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    Upon my review of all of the information contained in the entire investigation, I have made the determination that it would be appropriate to submit the evidence to a grand jury, for their determination as to what action should be taken in this matter. Accordingly, the evidence developed in the ...

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    Motorsports: Geely to provide engines to Formula 4
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    Formula One may get the lion's share of attention, but it's far from the only formula racing series. The FIA Formula E Championship just kicked off in China this past weekend, for example – and while FIA President Jean Todt was in town, he also announced the latest engine supplier for the ...

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    Video: World's quickest street-legal vehicle is... 1998 Chevy S-10 pickup
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    In the pantheon of performance cars and trucks that have come across our radars, there exists a clear dividing line between those designed solely for use at a racetrack – be that a road circuit, oval, dirt track or drag strip – and those that can be driven to and from such a track. ...

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    Motorsports: FIA confirms 20-race F1 calendar for 2015
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    Formula One has been ratcheting up the number of races on its calendar for decades. It ran with ten or fewer races through the 1950s and into the late 60s, then started climbing into the teens until it plateaued around 16 races throughout the 80s and 90s. But since then it's been climbing: 17 ...

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    Motorsports: Marcos Ambrose leaving NASCAR for return to Australia [UPDATE]
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    Some racing series attract drivers from around the world, but by and large, NASCAR isn't one of them. Marco Ambrose is one of the few exceptions, but now, after more than six years competing for the Sprint Cup, he's calling it quits. The multitalented Australian driver came to America after ...

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    Report: Rowan Atkinson crashes at Goodwood Revival
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    To quote Harry Hogge (played by Robert Duvall) in Days of Thunder, "rubbin, son, is racin'." That can mean some unfortunate damage to high-end racing machinery, which may be repaired easily enough in stock car racing, but when it comes to vintage racing, the stakes can be that much higher. And ...

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    Video: Decelerating from a 390-mph land speed record run might just trigger your fire system
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    Have you ever had one of those days where everything was going smoothly and then, in a split-second, there was utter chaos? Racer Danny Thompson recently got a fantastic story to tell when he was taking his streamlined Challenger II land speed car for a test run. Everything appeared perfectly ...

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