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    Report: Red Bull bringing F1 to Austin a bit early [w/video]
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    If you live in downtown Austin, Texas, don't plan on sleeping in next Saturday morning. First of all, you won't want to miss this, and secondly, even if you did, something tells us the wail of an F1 car running past the capitol building will keep you from snoozing anyway. Though completion of ...

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    Official: V8 Supercar Series coming to Austin in 2013
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    It's official – Australia's V8 Supercars series is set to bash fenders in Austin, Texas in 2013. The news comes hard on the heels of the Austin city council approving the United States Grand Prix Formula One race at the Circuit of the Americas. The FIA-sanctioned touring car series has ...

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    Report: United States Grand Prix gets key approval from Austin city council
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    Unlikely though it may have seemed just a couple of years ago, Austin, Texas, has become the site of a battle between Formula One racing and economic development on the one hand, and government spending restrictions and fiscal responsibility on the other. The showdown is over the United States ...

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    Official: United States Grand Prix scheduled for June 17, 2012
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    If you thought this year's 20-race calendar was already packed, next year's is set to surpass it with a massive 21-race schedule for the 2012 Formula One World Championship. The tentative calendar approved by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council includes all 20 grands prix from this year (albeit ...

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    Report: Texans irked about lawmakers spending $25M to woo F1 while teachers are dismissed
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    Texas motorsports enthusiasts are no doubt excited about the Circuit of the Americas. Formula One racing, along with MotoGP, will have a new home in Austin, and the United States Grand Prix is sure to attract fans and fan money. Some, however, are not thrilled at the spending decisions being made ...

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    Report: Austin police looking to stockpile Crown Vics ahead of model's phase-out
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    The age of the Ford Crown Victoria cop car is almost at an end, but law enforcement in Austin, Texas wants one more crack at the old standby. Actually, the police are asking city council for $4.5 million to buy 176 Police Interceptor squad cars at an average price of $25,568. Why the mad rush to ...

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    Video: Austin's Circuit of the Americas woos with promo clip
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    Austin's Circuit of the Americas race track has motorsports fans (and local business owners) dreaming big. The folks behind the circuit have put together a promotional video highlighting the many potential positives that CotA will bring to Austin, including new construction jobs and lots of race ...

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    Austin U.S. F1 track to officially be called Circuit of the Americas, also play host to MotoGP
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    We've all known that Formula One racing is coming to Austin, Texas. Now we know what to call the track that will play host to the 2012 U.S. Grand Prix. Called the Circuit of the Americas, this 3.4-mile racetrack features 20 turns, 133 feet of elevation change and a 10-year F1 contract. Circuit ...

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    Buick launching contest for social network fiends
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    Buick is on the hunt for a younger demographic and it's hoping to find it with the help of a new social media campaign. Called the "Quest for the Keys", Buick is turning to Facebook, Twitter and a variety of location-based services such as FourSquare and Gowalla, to have social media users hunt ...

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    Video: Construction gets underway on Austin F1 track
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    Austin's F1 track breaks ground – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    How long does it take to lap the future site of the United States Grand Prix? 31 minutes, according to reports. But that's before any pavement has been laid down. Organizers of the upcoming F1 race in Texas ...

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    Video: Austin GP lap rendered and run
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    Click above to view the video after the jump
    A sample lap has been rendered of the track in Austin, Texas that's set to host the U.S. Grand Prix come 2012. Another Hermann Tilke-designed layout, the 3.4-mile circuit has 20 corners and plenty of elevation change; in fact, in some areas it looks ...

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    Austin F1 track location revealed
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    Back in May, Formula One Group CEO Bernie Ecclestone announced that the racing organization had secured a deal with the city of Austin, Texas to bring the series to America for 10 years. All of that sounded great to American racing fans, but there have been lingering questions as to whether it ...

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    How much will the United States Grand Prix cost Texan taxpayers?
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    Love it or hate it, the Formula One circus is heading to Austin, Texas. The reinstated United States Grand Prix is set to take place in the Lone Star capital city starting in 2012 and the annual event will surely infuse an added boost of tourism revenue into the Austin area. But just how much ...

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    ESPN Columnist: U.S. Grand Prix in Austin has a lot of hurdles
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    There has been no shortage of entrepreneurs over the last couple of decades hoping to play host to a Formula One race. But as many of them have discovered, hopping into bed with Bernie Ecclestone is a surefire way to prove Roger Penske's motorsports maxim: "The quickest way to make a small ...

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    Forget Zipcar - Smart reportedly readying car2go car-sharing program in Texas
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    Steers and Smarts - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Daimler announced in March it would bring the tiny Smart car to the big state of Texas through its car-sharing service car2go. At the time, the German automaker declared that entering the Austin market with 200 ForTwos was "the next ...

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    Daimler's Car2Go program coming to Austin, Texas this fall
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    Last October we advised you not to hold your breath for Daimler's Car2Go program to come to America. You can breathe again. If you live in Austin, Texas you'll be able to rent a mild hybrid Smart ForTwo by the minute this fall. Austin was chosen because of its university population and its concern ...

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    Mongol Rally: It's the journey, not the destination
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    Approximately 200 adventurers left London this past Saturday to begin making the 8,000-mile trek known as the Mongol Rally. The three-week journey will cover two deserts, five mountain ranges and an untold number of countries with the winners survivors finding themselves in the scenic Mongolian ...

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