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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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    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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    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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    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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    Report: Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon chosen to test new Dallara IndyCar chassis
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    In most racing series – as in most sports in general – a champion should have no trouble getting a new contract. In fact he ought to have every team with a budget beating a path to his door. But Indy is different that way. Despite winning both the Indianapolis 500 and the IndyCar ...

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    Video: Watch the near-disaster Hot Wheels world record practice jump you've never seen
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    If you were tuned in to the Indy 500 this year, you probably saw Tanner Foust, also known as the rather ambiguous Yellow Driver, set a new world record by flying 332 feet through the air from ramp-to-ramp in a custom-made pickup truck. This Hot Wheels-sponsored event was a pretty spectacular ...

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    Video: Motor Trend revisits the 1963 Indy 500, drives Parnelli Jones' Ol' Calhoun
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    Angus MacKenzie has driven cars that many men and women dream about even catching a glimpse of. But what is the Motor Trend editor in chief's dream ride? Nothing less than the car Parnelli Jones drove to victory at the 1963 Indianapolis 500: Ol' Calhoun. Jones drove Ol' Calhoun at Indy for four ...

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