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Irwindale Speedway is on its way out. The City Council is expected to approve a rezoning that would demolish the oval track and replace it with a mall.

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Audi shows off the 2015 R18 e-tron Quattro, which uses more hybrid power and less diesel fuel, making it faster and more fuel efficient. Bodywork revisions front front to back are capped off by a brand new set of Laserlight headlights.

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The Vyrus 986 M2 Moto2 racing motorcycle is one of the most bizarre-looking, two-wheeled machines on the track today. This video gives a glimpse at what it's like to ride one.

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Williams Martini F1 celebrated its new partnership with London clothier Hackett by outfitting its pit crew with a set of the company's handsome suits.

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Mercedes-Benz is once again supplying the safety and medical cars for the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship, donating a new AMG GT and C63 AMG Estate.

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Nissan's test of the new GT-R LM Nismo at the ultra-bumpy Sebring circuit was brought to a halt after 68 laps because of a problem "with the engine mounting."

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Old And New, These Are The Track Stars We Love

We like fast machines around here, and that means we're drawn to racecars past and present. Here's a list of our favorites.

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Medal of Honor recipient and race car driver. It's fair to say that Sgt. Dakota Meyer's resume is pretty much unmatched.

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With engine suppliers and teams meeting over future regulations next week, there are some in the F1 community supporting major increase in power output.

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Rugged comedian Nick Offerman has a new ad for NASCAR races airing on NBC featuring a hilarious tune about how the sport keeps Americans from getting too soft. Plus, those who watch races from the track have plenty of grilled meat and beer to enjoy.

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In order not to spoil it for anyone who has yet to watch, however unlikely that may be, we suggest you click on this post to see who won the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona. You'll also get a thorough recap of the racing action, and some great images live from the race.

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The 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona only has a little under five hours left to run and we won't write anything in here to spoil it. We're just going to leave you with a gallery of 169 photos from the Saturday afternoon and overnight before we come back with a race recap. Enjoy!

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Let The Racing Begin

Reigning Indy 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay summarized our feelings on every year's Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona when he said, "The 24 kind of kicks off the year and has become part of my calendar... It definitely helps you get in race shape after a long layoff." We tagged along this year with Audi for what should be a very good race.

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Last time we rode with Chris Harris we were shotgun in the tan leather seat of his used-yet-immaculate Ferrari FF. This time we're strapped into a black racing bucket of a filthy Porsche 911 rally car, one that led Harris to effuse, "I don't think I've driven a more exciting car this year, hypercars included."

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Imagine getting a chance to see what motorsports was really like before World War II. The Benjafield's 24-hour pre-war enduro held at the Portimao Circuit in Portugal was probably one of the best chances in recent memory to do so.

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A member of European Parliament has written to the European Commission, asking it to review the FIA and how the small teams in the sport are treated. The FIA appears to have breached an agreement it made with European regulators in 2001, and the F1 Strategy Group is accused of running teams and support companies out of business.

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The 2015 Dakar Rally has claimed its first life: Polish biker Michal Hernik died on January 6 during the third stage of the race of unknown causes.

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This rendering of the Nissan GT-R LM endurance racer to race in the top LMP1 class in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans was supposedly based on reports from people who actually have seen the car. The engine supposedly fits underneath that long nose at the front, though behind the axle, for a novel mid-engine design. The brand promises to have a very different looking racer, and this would certainly fit those criteria.

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About a month ago KTM announced the development of a new racecar in conjunction with Reiter Engineering, which we know mostly from its Lamborghini FIA GT racers. Based on the X-Bow, the renderings so far show the exterior gets a fully enclosed cockpit, some serious wheel arches and a giant wing hanging off the back; the front aspect reminds us of the Gumpert Apollo. It doesn't have a name yet, but is being engineered to run in both the SRO GT4 European racing series and the GT-S class in the Pir

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If you're thinking about Porsche and Mercedes-Benz when it comes to motorsports, your first thought is probably on the two German brands battling on the track. However, for decades, whenever Porsche's factory team went to compete, a custom Mercedes was right along with them hauling the racecars.

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing was the victim of a smash and grab robbery in the early hours of Saturday morning, December 6. Thames Valley Police said a silver 4x4 drove through the front entrance of the team's headquarters in Milton Keynes, England, and around six men in dark clothing stole more than 60 trophies from a massive case.

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