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    Official: Lotus announces Exige V6 Cup racer
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    The Lotus Exige is once of the most focused race cars that you can purchase on the market today, but for those individuals who desire to track the mid-engined racer, Lotus has released its latest no-frills, all-go racecar: the Exige V6 Cup. The Exige Cup features a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 ...

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    Budget Bug: Grassroots racing reborn with the Fun Cup
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of us having fun in the Fun CupOur normal definition of "fun" doesn't involve making a last-minute trek across the soul-sucking expanse of I-5 in California... twice... in less than 12 hours... through a monsoon. But in our illusive pursuit of fun, that's exactly ...

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    Last Clio 197 R27 dedicated to a Renaultsport fan
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    The Brookes of England are dedicated Renault fans. Family patriarch Steve woks at a Renault dealer, son James drives a previous-generation Clio 172 Cup, and his brother Will drove a Clio, too. The family was planning to buy a name-stretching but route-shortening Renault Clio Renaultsport 197 F1 ...

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    Coulthard the next to defect to NASCAR?
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    It's been all the rage in motorsports recently: Formula One refugees hopping the trans-Atlantic to race in NASCAR. Juan Pablo Montoya has found considerably more success than Jacques Villeneuve (even Michael Schumacher was offered a drive), but they could have some company soon. Recently ...

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    Montoya of the Year
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    Those who have followed the post-Talladega Nights stream of Formula One refugees fleeing to NASCAR will be happy to learn that former F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya has been awarded Rookie of the Year in the Nextel Cup. The announcement of Montoya's citation comes right after the series' season ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: NASCAR Nextel Cup wraps up at Homestead
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    Team-mates and title rivals Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson at HomesteadWe'll freely admit that we don't give NASCAR much coverage here at Autoblog. It's the most popular form of motorsport in America by far, but push come to shove, there just aren't any big oval-track racing mavens on our staff. ...

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    Racecar for the Masses: Dacia Logan Cup
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    Click on the pic above for more images Want a cheap racing car? Using one of the cheapest cars on the market would be a good place to start. That's the idea behind the Dacia Logan Cup, a series of racing mods available for the budget automobile. The Logan Cup clearly draws on the expertise from ...

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    MS Design's Fiat 500 Cup looks ready to rally through the alps
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    For European customers who just can't wait for the sportier Abarth version of Fiat's hot-selling new 500 super-duper-mini, aftermarket supplier MS Design has got a package that could help bridge the divide. Unfortunately it's just an appearance/aero package, but it certainly looks ready to take to ...

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    Ferrari negotiating engine deal with A1GP
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    Ferrari is apparently running out of F1 teams to supply with engines, so it's looking to other racing series altogether for new customers. For the current season, the Maranello-based team had to have the rules bent so that they could supply their engines to not one but two additional teams on the ...

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    Mansell returns to race at Silverstone in a Ferrari
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    After 17 years, Nigel Mansell is returning to the wheel of a Ferrari. The former world champion will be driving an F430 GT for Scuderia Ecosse in the second round of the 2007 FIA GT Championship, held at the same Silverstone track where Mansell scored three celebrated grand prix victories. The old ...

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    Watch out Buick! Maybach drives for golfers
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    DaimlerChrysler would like to see more of its super-luxe Maybach limousines at local country clubs and has launched a new marketing campaign, principally in Europe, to promote its brand in the golf world. The campaign includes a sponsorship deal that places legendary professional golfer Nick Faldo ...

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    Skip Barber to host MX-5 Cup racing school
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    One of the fastest growing race series in the U.S. is the Mazda MX-5 Cup, and the reasons behind its popularity are obvious. Drivers with the motivation, a modicum of talent and limited funding ($10-13k will get you in the door) can experience the thrills of wheel-to-wheel racing at tracks around ...

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    Alfa Romeo 8C Daytona Prototype by Picchio
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    The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is clearly an object of desire, but what if it lived up to its literal name by breeding a competition automobile? Picchio has come up with the answer in the form of its new Daytona prototype. The car is being created by Europe's only Grand Am-certified manufacturer ...

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    That's Special: Renaultsport hatches Clio Renault F1 Team R27
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    Click image for hi-res photo galleryFerrari wins world championships and it applies the knowledge to building a beast like the 599 GTB Fiorano. Renault wins the championship and they make... a supermini. But that's cool, we remind ourselves, because everyone does what they do best, and nobody makes ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: 2006 Race of Champions
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    This past Sunday, the Stade de France in Paris played host to the 2006 Race of Champions. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the ROC is an event that draws racing drivers from a variety of motorsports – including F1, NASCAR, Champ and Indy cars, rally racing, touring cars and more ...

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    Update: Villeneuve's NASCAR deal
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    We just can't seem to get enough of Jacques Villeneuve's impending switch to NASCAR. Maybe it's the converging of the two worlds of motorsports, the tragic failure of a one-time king, his heroic stature in this writer's home town, the legendary association of the name.... The latest news on JV's ...

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    Not coming for you, Ricky Bobby: NASCAR sans Villeneuve in 07
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    The latest reports in the saga of Jacques Villeneuve's impending switch to stock cars say it won't be happening just yet. As we reported earlier, the former world champion was talking with Roush Racing, one of the biggest outfits in stock cars, to race in the second-tier Busch series for 2007 in ...

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    Villeneuve headed for the Busch leagues
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    Rumors and speculation have been circulating (partially self-fueled) of Jacques Villeneuve moving to NASCAR since the former world champion lost his race seat with BMW-Sauber that put the final nail in the proverbial coffin of his atrophying F1 career. The latest reports place Villeneuve in a stock ...

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    Sheikh-up in A1 GP ownership
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    The A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport is in the process of being sold to a consortium of investment firms. Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum, literally the biggest name in racing and the founder of the series, is selling all his stock in A1GP for an as-yet undisclosed cash (yes, we said ...

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