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Nissan And Sony Make Pro Racers Out Of Gamers

The top Gran Turismo 6 players compete at the GT Academy National Finals in Nashville to decide who goes on to Race Camp at Silverstone — and possibly a pro racing career.

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French motorcycle racer Franck Petricola was killed in an accident during qualifying for the 2015 Isle of Man TT. He was 32 years old.

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A boosted Nissan 350Z and a Porsche 911 GT3 racing on the Autobahn get a demonstration in speed from an unlikely source.

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This curvaceous Fiat 1100 Stanguellini racecar has been owned by the same family since 1955, and it was originally bought just to be admired in the garage.

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Project Cars may finally be hitting store shelves, according to a new report. PC sales start May 6, while console on-sale dates are staggered across regions.

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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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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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Two of the frontrunners for the $20 million grand prize in the Google Lunar Xprize are teaming up to send three rovers to the moon some time in the second half of 2016, setting up a potential drag race on the moon to determine the winner.

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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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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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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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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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"We are transforming our approach to performance." – Mark Fields

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Roger Penske stands among the most successful team owners in motorsports history. The man seems to have the Midas touch in racing no matter what the discipline with victories in Trans Am, IndyCar, NASCAR and endurance racing over his illustrious career. Plus, he has built a fortune from businesses like car dealers and truck rentals over the years and even nearly bought Saturn from General Motors at one point.

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