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Motorsports Discussion With Peter Leung

We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #426 live tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern. Have a look at our rundown of topics, and sound off with your questions and comments via the Q&A module.

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Germany's governing body for motorsports has announced new rules for the Nurburgring that will allow GT3 cars to run again after last month's fatal accident.

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A British entrepreneur is hoping to start a new motorsports series in the winter where bespoke buggies would blast up European ski trails. Check out the concept in this promotional video.

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A teenager from New Jersey is hoping to turn his position as a virtual racing champion in the game iRacing into a real-world shot at stock-car competition. Yahoo Autos took him to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to drive an actual racecar for the first time.

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The FIA World Endurance Championship is no longer going to have grid girls standing by the cars at the beginning of each race starting from the Six Hours of Silverstone in April.

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Fox Sports has signed a deal to air the entire 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship in the US. The races will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, plus will stream online. It will all starts in April's with the Six Hours of SIlverstone.

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Among a growing cadre of tech execs in Silicon Valley, there is a burgeoning trend to go racing on the weekend.

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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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