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    Official: Forza 5 gets Road America as free DLC, becomes fastest-selling racing game in Xbox history [w/video]
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    One of the primary knocks against Forza Motorsport 5 has been its rather weak roster of tracks. Not having the Nürburgring was bad enough, but FM5 was missing out on a lot of real-life tracks that featured in previous installments - Mugello, Infineon, Tsukuba and Suzuka, to name a few. Also ...

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    Motorsports: Viper GTS-R earns first ALMS victory in modern era
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    The last time a factory-backed Viper won a race in the American Le Mans Series was 2000, a season that the then-dominant Viper would've swept entirely had it not lost two of those ten races to the Corvette team. It was fitting, then, that 13 years later, Marc Goossens drove his No. 91 SRT Viper ...

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    Motorsports: Penske hires Jacques Villeneuve for two NASCAR Nationwide races
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    Unlike his pre-BAR Honda F1 days, Jacques Villeneuve's NASCAR career has been strewn with potholes – and by "potholes" we mean crashes, mechanical failures and lowly finishes. But there have been a few successes, with third-place finishes at Montreal in 2010 and at Road America in 2011 ...

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    Video: Camaro leaves the premises in hairy Grand-Am crash at Road America
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    During the weekend's Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car race at Road America, Günter Shaldach radioed his crew to report what he called "a brake issue." Shortly after that, as Shaldach's CoolTV Chevrolet Camaro was hurtling toward turn one behind Joe Foster's Florida.com Mazda RX-8, he locked up at ...

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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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    We Smell a Ringer: Vance & Hines XR1200 spec series set for 2010 debut
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    If you're into going too fast on two wheels, chances are the name Terry Vance has crossed your radar a time or two. The pilot of Need-for-Speed Duo Vance & Hines spread the word recently from Daytona International Speedway that a new spec series featuring the Harley Davidson XR-1200 will run ...

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    NASCAR turns right, headed to Road America in 2010
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    Some motorsports fans take issue with the fact that the vast majority of NASCAR tracks are little more than a series of left turns. This is for you, roundy-round jokers. The official sport of the South is mixing in some right turns and working the brakes a bit more in 2010 with a pair of road ...

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    VIDEOS: Need for Speed SHIFT track guides for Road America, Willow Springs and Laguna Seca
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    Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    Make no mistake about it: the racing games are coming. But while it may be all to easy to get lost in all the hype over the latest from Microsoft's Forza or Sony's Gran Turismo franchises, Electronic Arts has a trick of its own up its sleeve. ...

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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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    Aw Snap! Audi R10s lose outright victory at Road America
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    click above image for gallery of Audi's battle with Porsche at Road AmericaSpeaking of calling your shots, Audi said prior to Round Eight of the American Le Mans Series at Road America this past weekend that its LMP1 R10 diesel racers were poised to steal an outright victory from the LMP2 cars. The ...

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    Gauntlet thrown: Audi wants to end LMP2 win streak at Road America
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    click image for high-res version suitable as desktop wallpaperThe "1" in "LMP1" is supposed to signify that this is the top class in the ALMS. But for a good stretch of this season, the top of the podium has featured LMP2 cars, instead. For Audi, long the top P1 team, it is particularly troublesome ...

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    Audi R10 claims 1-2 finish at Road America despite disadvantage
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    Despite the decision by American Le Mans Series officials to handicap both Audi R10 race cars in Round 7 at Road America, the two diesel-powered LMP1 race cars, one driven by Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro and the other by Allan McNish and Dindo Capello, won the race with the team's second ...

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    Audi R10 success means more restrictions in ALMS
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    A couple of years ago the thought of a diesel-powered race car would've made all but the most die-hard diesel fans laugh out loud. Today, however, Audi is dominating the American Le Mans Series with its pair of diesel-powered R10 racers. Their domination is so thorough, in fact, that ALMS ...

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