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    Official: Chevrolet Silverado gets Texas Edition for 2012
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    General Motors will be offering up a new version of the Chevrolet Silverado HD next year. The Texas Edition Silverado 2500 and 3500 will offer buyers all of the standard equipment associated with LT trim, plus additional interior and exterior flare. Outside, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, ...

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    Report: Texas dumps nighttime speed limits, raises max to 85 mph
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    A new law is going on the books in Texas that will simultaneously eliminate the state's lower nighttime speed limits and raise the potential maximum speed limit to 85 mph. The 85 mph limit will be limited to rural areas, while most places will see a max of 75. Apparently, increasing to 75 will ...

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    Official: Ready or not, David Coulthard and Red Bull Racing arrive in Austin [w/video]
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    The Circuit of the Americas isn't quite finished yet, and Austin isn't quite ready for the Formula One circus to roll into town. But apparently someone forgot to tell David Coulthard and the Red Bull Racing team. Last week we reported on Red Bull's plans to run a demonstration event in downtown ...

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    Report: Red Bull bringing F1 to Austin a bit early [w/video]
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    If you live in downtown Austin, Texas, don't plan on sleeping in next Saturday morning. First of all, you won't want to miss this, and secondly, even if you did, something tells us the wail of an F1 car running past the capitol building will keep you from snoozing anyway. Though completion of ...

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    Official: V8 Supercar Series coming to Austin in 2013
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    It's official – Australia's V8 Supercars series is set to bash fenders in Austin, Texas in 2013. The news comes hard on the heels of the Austin city council approving the United States Grand Prix Formula One race at the Circuit of the Americas. The FIA-sanctioned touring car series has ...

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    Report: United States Grand Prix gets key approval from Austin city council
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    Unlikely though it may have seemed just a couple of years ago, Austin, Texas, has become the site of a battle between Formula One racing and economic development on the one hand, and government spending restrictions and fiscal responsibility on the other. The showdown is over the United States ...

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    Video: Texas motorists a little overexcited about first In-N-Out Burger
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    By all accounts, In-N-Out Burger makes a delicious sandwich. The chain has been a fixture in California for decades, but has only recently begun creeping its way across the country, bringing its much-lauded burgers to those who don't live in SoCal. In-N-Out's nostalgia for 1950s and '60s carhop ...

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    Report: Texans irked about lawmakers spending $25M to woo F1 while teachers are dismissed
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    Texas motorsports enthusiasts are no doubt excited about the Circuit of the Americas. Formula One racing, along with MotoGP, will have a new home in Austin, and the United States Grand Prix is sure to attract fans and fan money. Some, however, are not thrilled at the spending decisions being made ...

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    Texas House approves nation's fastest speed limit at 85 mph
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    They say everything is bigger in Texas, and now it seems everything might be faster too. The House of Representatives in Texas has approved a new transportation bill, and it includes legislation that would allow the Texas Department of Transportation to raise speed limits to 85 miles per hour. ...

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    Porsche buffs go searching for great German beer... deep in the heart of Texas?
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    A good roadtrip needs a few items for success; great people, interesting destinations and, of course, the right vehicles. We can't vouch for the people on a personal level in this tale, but Autoweek took on a Texas roadtrip and seems to have gotten the ingredients just right. How do six tuned ...

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    Vanity plate auction puts dent in Texas deficit
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    In 2009, Texas launched a plan to raise funds by way of increasing fees attached to vanity plates. Through the website MyPlates.com, a Lone Star state resident could order the custom plate of his or her choice for a set fee. Hoping to bring in a few more bucks on the backs of license plates, ...

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    Video: Construction gets underway on Austin F1 track
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    Austin's F1 track breaks ground – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    How long does it take to lap the future site of the United States Grand Prix? 31 minutes, according to reports. But that's before any pavement has been laid down. Organizers of the upcoming F1 race in Texas ...

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    Top 20 metropolitan cities for alcohol-related driving violations
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    Insurance.com just put its pencils to paper for some serious number crunching. The topic is alcohol-related driving violations and the data compiled paints a sobering picture, especially if you live in Texas or California. The land of fruits and nuts (and sobriety checkpoints) manages to claim ...

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    Video: Austin GP lap rendered and run
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    Click above to view the video after the jump
    A sample lap has been rendered of the track in Austin, Texas that's set to host the U.S. Grand Prix come 2012. Another Hermann Tilke-designed layout, the 3.4-mile circuit has 20 corners and plenty of elevation change; in fact, in some areas it looks ...

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    How much will the United States Grand Prix cost Texan taxpayers?
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    Love it or hate it, the Formula One circus is heading to Austin, Texas. The reinstated United States Grand Prix is set to take place in the Lone Star capital city starting in 2012 and the annual event will surely infuse an added boost of tourism revenue into the Austin area. But just how much ...

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    87-year-old blood donor, veteran killed in 'thank you' ride accident at Texas Motor Speedway
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    Don Krusemark must have been that rare breed of person that just won't stop giving. The 87-year-old great-grandfather from Dallas, Texas served in the Navy during World War II and was such a frequent blood and platelet donor at Carter BloodCare that he was awarded with a ride along at the Texas ...

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    Hyundai loses $1.8M lawsuit because of seats that recline too far
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    Sarah Goodner was killed in Texas in 2007 when her 2005 Hyundai Tucson rolled over and she was thrown out the back window. The culprit for that odd circumstance – even though she had her seat belt fastened – was her seat, which was reclined so far back that she was able to slide out ...

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    VIDEO: Audi tracks down the last Horch... in Texas?
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    The search for the last Horch -- Click above to watch video
    You have August Horch to thank for Audi. A former engineer for Karl Benz, Horch started the second oldest company of the original four companies that merged to form Auto Union (the first was Wanderer). But it was Horch whose name, ...

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    Texas unveils new vanity plates to raise money for state
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    Texas' new vanity license plates – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every state in the union is facing huge budget deficits and a number have turned to license plates as a way to raise some fast cash. First was New York, which recently unveiled a new "Empire Gold" license plate. The ...

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    Ford F-150 SVT Raptor named 2010 Truck of Texas
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    2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's no secret that the Texas Auto Writer's Association loves Ford trucks: The Blue Oval's F-Series pickups have won the Truck of Texas award six straight times. Actually, you can make that seven straight times now, with the ...

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