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    Motorsports: Race Recap: Abu Dhabi GP is reversals, luck, leanness and last dances
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    We weren't sure if Alter Ego Nico Rosberg, the one who flew into Brazil and showed Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Lewis Hamilton that he knew also knew how to grab an entire race weekend by the scruff of the neck, arrived in Abu Dhabi. In both Friday practice sessions Hamilton showed Rosberg the ...

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    Report: Mercedes AMG GT3 racecar due in 2016
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    Our life with the Mercedes-AMG GT has only just begun, and a full life it looks like it will be. The latest in preposterous two-doors from AMG is launching in GT and GT S flavors, but a few more branches of the family tree are already planned: a racing entry for the FIA GT3 championship is ...

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    Followup: Jules Bianchi out of induced coma, moved to France
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    Toward the end of the Japanese Grand Prix in early October, Marussia driver Jules Bianchi crashed into a recovery truck that was removing Adrian Sutil's Sauber from the circuit. Taken to the Mie Prefectural General Medical Center for care, the Frenchman had been in an artificial coma for the past ...

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    Los Angeles: Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept blends the past and the future [w/video]
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    The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is the rare concept car that salutes a seminal moment in history, yet also borders on science fiction. Revealed Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the concept uses the name of one of Chevy's historic racing partnerships, with Chaparral Racing, ...

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    Report: Congresswoman calls for NASCAR to suspend Busch over domestic violence accusations
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    Representative Jackie Speier (inset), a Democrat from California, is calling on NASCAR to suspend alleged domestic abuser Kurt Busch ahead of Sunday's season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch's ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll made the domestic violence claims in court earlier this ...

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    Official: Cadillac back on track with 600-hp ATS-V.R racer in FIA GT3 spec [w/video]
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    There was already a rumor brewing that Cadillac might eschew the CTS as its racecar next season in favor of the ATS Coupe. It turns out that is absolutely the case, and now we know just what this 600-horsepower, future racer looks like. The coupe might not be limited to competing in just the US, ...

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    Report: Court documents detail Kurt Busch domestic abuse allegation
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    New details have emerged in the Kurt Busch domestic abuse case after the Associated Press obtained court documents detailing the severity of the September incident, in which the 36-year-old driver allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll (shown above, with Busch). Busch is ...

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    Video: Watch this 118-mph golf cart blow away the world record
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    People strive to find a way to make just about anything fast. After all, there's a whole series dedicated to racing lawnmowers. Still, there's just something absurdly fun about watching a vehicle that shouldn't have much performance go rocketing down a drag strip – like this speedy golf ...

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    SEMA: Kia plies SEMA attendees with beer and ice cream food trucks
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    Kia's 2014 SEMA Show theme is "A Day At The Races," and in addition to a very powerful K900 luxury sedan, the company has revealed several vehicles that would make any day at the track more comfortable – and tasty. The Ballast Point Sedona is a complete about-face for Kia's minivan, ...

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    Motorsports: Infiniti Q50 to enter British Touring Car Championship
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    Infiniti doesn't have much in the way of motorsports heritage. Sure, its logo is currently plastered all over the open-wheelers of the Red Bull Racing Formula One team, but that's little more than a series of stickers – the turbocharged V6 hybrid still comes from corporate cousin ...

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    Video: How to turn a Pontiac Fiero into a trackday car
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    Imagine hitting the track in a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports coupe that's affordable and has pretty good parts availability. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it's actually quite possible, if you're willing to think a little outside the box. The Pontiac Fiero is out there just waiting ...

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    Official: Nissan Canada offers box-fresh racecar for $19,998 [w/video]
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    Nissan is seriously emphasizing its commitment to motorsports with projects like next year's GT-R LM endurance racer at Le Mans and the company's participation with GT Academy. At least in Canada, the automaker is adding another opportunity to get people onto the track with the new Nissan Micra ...

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    Video: History of BMW touring cars looks splendid in Adrenalin trailer
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    More high-quality documentaries about the history of motorsports are always welcome. When thinking about racing, we generally focus on moving forward to go a little faster or shave a tenth of a second off a lap. There's not much time to look backward. It's too bad, because there are so many ...

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    Motorsports: Should F1 move to closed cockpits? Alonso thinks it's worth further study [w/poll]
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    The deaths of Ayrton Senna and Dale Earnhardt revolutionized safety in top-flight motorsports. And while we continue to mourn their passing, the truth is that the safety changes made after their deaths have saved lives. Now, Jules Bianchi's severe head injury is reigniting the safety controversy ...

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    Video: Watch Travis Pastrana put on a show at Red Bull Straight Rhythm event
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    With experience competing in rallying, the NASCAR Nationwide series and other forms of motorsport, Travis Pastrana just seems to love anything with an engine. However, he first gained popularity for his ability on a dirt bike, especially when it comes to jumping them at the X Games, which is why ...

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    Followup: Footage of Jules Bianchi's crash hits web as doctors update his status [w/video]
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    UPDATE: F1 appears to have successfully blocked video footage of Bianchi's crash from appearing on YouTube, as the footage we previously had available for viewing has been pulled. You can read more about the racing series' efforts to get video providers to expunge images of the accident in our ...

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    Official: Chrysler discontinuing Viper GTS-R motorsports program
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    Well, it was fun while it lasted. Chrysler has pulled the plug on its Viper GTS-R racing program. The final outing for the two-car Viper GTLM team in the United SportsCar Championship was last weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. "Our company has made a business decision to discontinue the ...

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    Video: Terrifying rally crash is shockingly non-lethal
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    Going to most races means watching the action from behind a fence or from high up on grandstands, but rallying often gives spectators the chance to get closer to the competition than practically any other forms of motorsport. If people are willing to put themselves in danger, they're able to sit ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2014 Japanese Grand Prix is wet, woebegone
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    Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in Japan on Sunday, causing a slow start to a very wet and strategy-heavy race, all of it overshadowed by the race-ending injury to Marussia driver Jules Bianchi. Before that, Nico Rosberg made the most of two days of dry running, leading two of the three Free ...

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    Rumormill: Ford GT to be revived, Le Mans battle upcoming
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    Ford dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1966 to 1969, scoring four consecutive wins. Wouldn't it be great if the Blue Oval could go back to France for the 50th anniversary of that performance and show it can still compete in international endurance racing? Actually, the latest rumors indicate ...

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