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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #382
    Indy 500, Long-Term Jeep Cherokee, Cadillac Drops Three-Row Crossover, 2015 Ford Mustang Pricing 1401304500

    Episode #382 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Brandon Turkus talk about the 2014 Indianapolis 500, the addition of a Jeep Cherokee to our long-term fleet, Cadillac dropping plans for a three-row crossover, and 2015 Ford Mustang pricing. We start with ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #382 LIVE!
    Indy 500, Long-Term Jeep Cherokee, Cadillac Drops Three-Row Crossover, 2015 Ford Mustang Pricing 1401225300

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #382 this evening. Check out the topics below, or drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Motorsports: Legendary Indy 500 mechanic A.J. Watson dead at 90
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    The Indianapolis 500 has lost one of its great competitors just weeks before the 2014 running of the famous race. A.J. Watson (pictured above left) competed multiple times from 1948 to 1984 as a designer, crew chief and mechanic, scoring six wins in his career with his own chassis at the Yard of ...

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    Motorsports: Dario Franchitti to drive Camaro Z/28 pace car at Indy [w/video]
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    Dario Franchitti may no longer be up for racing in the wake of his crash in Houston five months ago, but the three-time Indy 500 winner and four-time IndyCar Series champion won't be left out of the action altogether. To start with, he'll be helping the Chip Ganassi Racing team with driver ...

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    Motorsports: Jacques Villeneuve returning to Indy 500
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    The last Formula One World Champion to hail from this continent, Jacques Villeneuve has raced everything from stock cars to Le Mans prototypes and more. But it all started at Indy. After climbing up the ranks of open-wheel feeder series around the world, Jacques moved up to Indy in 1994, winning ...

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    Official: Indy Motor Speedway could look like this in 2016
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    The 100th running of the Indy 500 will happen in 2016, and in anticipation of the centenary celebrations, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has begun Project 100. As part of a request the track made for state funding to assist with the plan (which is expected to cost from $70 million to $100 ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2013 Indianapolis 500 better than Bollywood; all the emotion, none of the music [spoilers]
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    If the 2013 Indy 500 were a movie it would be the one expected to win all the little statues come awards season, and if it were an athlete it would have made spectators watch in awe as it broke record after record. And this kind of talk comes after last year's race was considered one of the best ...

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    Official: Jim Harbaugh picked to drive Indy 500 Corvette Stingray pace car
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    He didn't get the trophy, but he did get the girl pace car. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh – who quarterbacked the Indianapolis Colts from 1994 to 1997 – will lead the 33-car Indianapolis 500 field around The Brickyard in a 2014 Corvette Stingray pace car. Harbaugh's ...

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    Official: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray confirmed as Indy 500 pace car
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    Just a couple days ago, we saw spy shots of a C7 Corvette testing for what we assumed was pace car duty for the Indianapolis 500, and now General Motors has confirmed that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will, in fact, lead the field to the green flag for the 97th running of the Indy 500. ...

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    Spy Shots: C7 Corvette practicing as Indy 500 pace car?
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    Although the C7 Corvette may have gotten snubbed at this year's Super Bowl, it looks like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be front and center for some of the brightest lights in automotive racing. These spy shots show Chevrolet engineers testing a Stingray coupe with safety lights added ...

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    Official: Hot Wheels Camaro to make big debut at Indy
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    Chevrolet handed over the keys to 33 Hot Wheels Camaro Convertible Indianapolis 500 festival cars this week. Race directors get the luxury of driving the droptops around Indianapolis in an ongoing tradition with roots all the way back to the 1960s. The stunt is supposed to remind area residents ...

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    Motorsports: Guy Fieri to drive Corvette ZR1 pace car in Indy 500
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    Diners, Drive-ins and Dives persona Guy Fieri is making more news with garages these days than kitchens. The Food Network host, who recently had his Lamborghini Gallardo stolen and then recovered in a teen's storage container, has been selected to drive the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 pace car at ...

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    Official: McLaren celebrates 40th anniversary of Indy win
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    When McLaren was bringing its new MP4-12C to the United States, there were fears that Americans wouldn't recognize the name. After all, the team from Woking is known principally for competing in Formula One, which has had a spotty presence in the U.S. at best. Those fears proved to be misplaced, ...

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    Official: 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to pace 96th Indianapolis 500
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    Today Chevrolet announced that a 2013 Corvette ZR1 will pace this year's Indianapolis 500, marking the 23rd time that a Chevy has paced the race and the 11th time the Corvette has performed the duty. With 638 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the Corvette ZR1 will be the most ...

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    Report: Indy 500 fixture Jim Nabors to miss this year's race [w/video]
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    Jim Nabors wasn't born or raised in Indiana, and he doesn't live there. Yet that hasn't prevented him from becoming one of the state's favorite sons. Singing "Back Home Again In Indiana" before the vast majority of Indianapolis 500 races over the past 40 years will do that for a guy. But this ...

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    Report: PSA: Danica Patrick prefers being called "pretty" rather than "sexy"
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    As Danica Patrick prepares for her first NASCAR Sprint Cup race next weekend in the Daytona 500, she's apparently taking advantage of the publicity to try to remediate her image. After seven years of promoting her attractiveness with nearly equal billing to her race driving acumen, Patrick has ...

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    Official: A.J. Foyt hospitalized
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    Legendary driver A.J. Foyt has been hospitalized after suffering complications from knee surgery. The 77-year-old Foyt had the surgery two weeks ago and was slated to serve as the grand marshal for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Jackie Stewart stepped in to handle those duties in ...

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    Video: Chevy recalls a century of motorsports excellence
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    General Motors is celebrating the Chevrolet Centennial this year – and treating us to some nice historical footage, like this three-minute video celebrating the Bowtie brand's motorsports heritage. While Chevy's racing involvement in recent years has been mostly focused on NASCAR and its ...

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    Official: Jean Alesi heading to Indy with Lotus
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    Formula 1 drivers are always looking for a new challenge. It's part of their character, and it's what's brought former champions out of retirement and sent former grand prix pilots in search of new series to conquer. That last bit has sent big names to series as varied as DTM and the Andros ...

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    Report: Danica Patrick switching to NASCAR, keeping Indy 500
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    Danica Patrick is no stranger to NASCAR, but her regular ride is in the IndyCar series. That looks like it could be about to change, however, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants Patrick to join his JR Motorsports team as a full-time member. Running the entire 2012 Nationwide series will certainly take up ...

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