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    Video: Check out Indy's new million-dollar LED scoring pylon
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    Anyone that's been to a race at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway knows this to be true: The scoring pylon, which sat at the start-finish line and showed the positions of drivers as they lapped the oval has been horribly, terribly outdated, making it quite difficult to read. Considering ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #382
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    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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    Motorsports: How ABC ruined the Indy 500 finish for its viewers
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    Like many of you, I spent my pre-Memorial Day Sunday sitting on the couch, watching racing. It started early, with the 7:00 AM kick off of Monaco Grand Prix coverage. There was a break in between, for things like bathroom stops, walking the dog and acknowledging that my loving girlfriend hadn't ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #382 LIVE!
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    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: Maserati returns to Indianapolis to commemorate historic win
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    This past weekend was Memorial Day weekend, folks, and you know what that means: racing. There was the Monaco Grand Prix for Formula One fans, and back Stateside there was the Indianapolis 500. You might expect to see a name like Maserati pop up at the former more than the latter, but that wasn't ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Indianapolis 500 started strong, ended stronger [spoilers]
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    Sunday marked the 98th running of the Indy 500 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The weather was absolutely beautiful (76 degrees Fahrenheit, not a cloud in the sky), and for the first three-quarters of the race, it was business as usual. Despite the absolutely insane speeds (in excess of 200 ...

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    Motorsports: Paralyzed racer will steer Corvette with head movements at Indy 500
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    Fourteen years ago, Sam Schmidt was lapping the Walt Disney World Speedway while preparing for the upcoming Indy Racing League season when he crashed. He spent five weeks on a respirator, and when he did come off, he discovered that he'd lost the use of his arms and legs. Despite this, he hasn't ...

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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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    Official: Pennzoil and Penske bringing 'Yellow Submarine' livery back for Indy 500
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    The 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 will feature at least one rather blinding blast from the past. Team Penske and Pennzoil have teamed up to bring back their iconic "Yellow Submarine" livery for the 2014 race with a bright yellow body, red pinstripes and black graphics. Even at ...

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    Motorsports: Jim Nabors hanging up mic after this year's Indy 500
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    The 2014 Indianapolis 500 will mark the end of an era, as it will be the last year that Jim Nabors will sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the race. Nabors first belted it out ahead of the 500-mile race in 1972, and aside from two years, has sung before every race since 1987. At 83 years ...

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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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    Official: Infiniti to display special Q60 convertible celebrating Unser at Amelia Island
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    Bobby Unser is one of the great American racing drivers of his generation, having won the Indianapolis 500 in 1968, '75 and '81 and belonging to the Unser racing dynasty. But he might be getting the oddest tribute of his life at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Infiniti has created a ...

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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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    Report: Racing innovator Andy Granatelli passes away at 90
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    Indy racing legend Andy Granatelli passed away on Sunday in Santa Barbara, CA, due to congestive heart failure. He was 90. Granatelli was famous for his innovation in American open-wheel racing, kicking off his Indy career with an entry in the 1946 race. His creative streak didn't really kick off ...

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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: Mazda Skyactiv-D racer first diesel to run at Indy in 60 years
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    While it may not be touting the old "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" axiom we all know and love, Mazda recognizes that racing can only improve its cars. And so it's no surprise that the Japanese automaker is testing and refining its Skyactiv-D diesel engine by sending it out on various race tracks ...

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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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