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    Motorsports: Nissan GT-R dominates 2012 One Lap of America
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    After eight days, 3,300 miles, nine tracks and untold bloody knuckles and zip ties, the song remains the same: Leh Keen and the No. 3 TopSpeed Motorsports Nissan GT-R emerged victorious at the 2012 Tire Rack One Lap of America on Sunday. Keen, his co-drivers Doug Wilks and Lawrence Richard, ...

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    Motorsports: 2012 One Lap Of America starts today
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    Yes, it's spring time in Indiana, and although Jim Nabors won't be singing ahead of the drop of the green flag, it's time for another One Lap of America. Having been part of the timing and scoring team for well over a decade, we tend to see a lot of the same faces and sheetmetal year in and year ...

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    Official: BMW to field 2013 M5 in One Lap Of America
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    The new BMW M5 is taking a one-week, 3,300-mile U.S. road trip, and not only will it tour the skeevy diners, restless rest areas and truck-stop toilets of this fine land, it'll eat up its tires on nine of our nation's finest tracks. If you think that sounds like the Tire Rack One Lap of America, ...

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    Video: One Lap winners live-streaming this year's event
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    Doug Wilks and Leh Keen swept to victory in last year's Tire Rack One Lap of America at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT2. This year, Keen and Wilks have partnered up again, only this time they'll be piloting a Nissan GT-R prepared by Wilks' Topspeed Motorsports. Better than that, the pair will be ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #227: with Brock Yates, Jr. of One Lap of America, New York recap and more!
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    Brock Yates, Jr. joins Chris Shunk, Dan Roth and Chris Paukert for Autoblog Podcast #227 to talk about the 2011 Tire Rack One Lap of America, which starts this weekend. The crew also recaps the New York International Auto Show, ...

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    2010 One Lap of America: No. 3 Porsche 911 GT2 outlasts all comers
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    2010 One Lap of America – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This year's running of the One Lap of America wrapped up this weekend after a tidy 3,480 miles, and after a one-year absence from the top spot on the podium, a Porsche 911 has emerged victorious. The No. 3 GT2 (shown above) of ...

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    One Lap 2010: The Weekend That Was
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    One Lap of America 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're still purring along on One Lap of America in our BMW Performance School-provided 335d and 550i sedans, but while there have been zero mechanical issues for the timing and scoring crew, the event is starting ...

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    One Lap of America 2010: The warm-up
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    One Lap of America 2010: Day One – click above for high-res image gallery
    Spring has sprung and we're at the Tire Rack in South Bend, Indiana, which can only mean one thing: the start of another One Lap Of America. Every year we tell ourselves we're crazy for embarking on another one of ...

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    Nissan GT-R wins 2009 One Lap of America
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    2009 One Lap of America - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    For the first time in the modern incarnation of One Lap of America, a Japanese car has claimed the top spot. After a grueling 3,400+ mile, nine racetrack odyssey around the United States, veteran "Lap Dog" Steve Rankins and "Lap ...

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    One Lap of America 2009 - The flag drops...
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    2009 One Lap of America - Day 1 - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    Greetings from Joliet, Illinois, home of the Autobahn Country Club. We're on board with Brock Yates' One Lap of America, one of America's toughest motorsports challenges. Over the course of eight days, 63 drivers of all talent and ...

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    Stock Nissan GT-R fares well in One Lap
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    Photo by Mary SeelhorstSlightly over shadowed by all the drama surrounding the Vanishing Point Dodge Challenger, Car and Driver competed in the 2008 One Lap of America event behind the wheel of a stock Nissan GT-R. Typically a magazine editor going for an extended joy ride in a pre-production ...

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    Vanishing Point Challenger replaced with... regular Challenger SRT8
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    In case you missed our update on the original post: mere days after rolling out a neoclassic Challenger done up like the lead character in Vanishing Point, Erich Heuschele stuffed it into a tire wall at Road America. Hey, things happen. At least only his ego was bruised; the damaged car was driven ...

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    Vanishing Point Challenger meets tire wall at Road America
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    Click above to see what the Vanishing Point Challenger looked like beforeThe Chrysler employees who entered the prototype Dodge Challenger in this year's One Lap of America may have taken the car's Vanishing Point theme a bit too seriously. Just like in the classic film, the stark white Challenger ...

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    Chrysler enters Vanishing Point Challenger in One Lap of America
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Dodge "Vanishing Point" ChallengerIt's good to know that there are folks at Chrysler who are still having a good time despite the rubbish state of auto sales in the U.S. The best evidence of this is the automakers's entry this year's One Lap of America ...

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    Hennessey preparing first production Dodge Viper ACR for One Lap
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    Click above to view Hennessey's Viper ACR upon delivery Gearheads across the country are crossing off days on the calendar until May 2 when One Lap of America returns. The annual event, for those unfamiliar, takes participants across the country on a Cannonball-style rally competing on racetracks ...

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    One Lap of America winner crowned
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    This past Saturday marked the closing of the 2007 One Lap of America and after the scores were totaled, the duo of Mark DaVia and Drew Wikstrom walked away with the trophy for the fourth consecutive year. Manning their championship Porsche 996 Turbo, they beat out the second place contenders Brian ...

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    Another great One Lap blog to watch
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    Between our periodic bouts of rage and disappointment for not making it to this year's One Lap, we've been able to keep tabs on the event by checking in with our friends at Winding Road and also with the power-obsessed folks at GSC Motorsports. They've been making consistent posts on their blog, ...

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    Winding Road arrives at One Lap of America
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    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions and our own little slice of the seventh layer is being forced to sit on the sidelines as this year's One Lap of America begins... without us. Thankfully, Chris Paukert, our colleague from Winding Road, will be reporting back on the happenings of the ...

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    VIDEO: Team Panther slides. We catch their drift.
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    Even if you hate drifting, you 've got to admit that when the slides are executed with flair, it's pretty entertaining to watch. That's how we felt when we first saw the the video above. In it, Team Panther's 600+ horsepower Ford Police Interceptor puts on a great little show during last year's ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #31
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    We're back from a short hiatus and Chris is all rested up from his week+ long trip across the country working on this year's One Lap of America. He and I talk about the event and some interesting autos that showed up to compete in Brock's baby. We also reveal the deal on Jason Vines taking issue ...

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