Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo ? Short Take Road Test

Among the best family sedans to drive?and, yes, it?s a Kia. What Is It? The turbocharged top-spec version of the handsome new Kia Optima, which shares its powertrain lineup and architecture with the 10Best-winning Hyundai Sonata. The SX comes pretty well stocked, including the direct-injected 2.0-liter turbo four, 18-inch wheels with black-painted pockets, HID headlamps, [...]

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VW Releases Edition 35 GTI for Europe

Volkswagen will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its sporty Golf with the Edition 35 GTI. The exterior of the special-edition GTI gets new wheels, smoked head- and taillights with LED running lights on the former, glossy black plastic trim on the grille and side mirrors, tinted glass, and discreet ?35? badges on the front fenders [...]

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Huff takes pole hat-trick at Monza

Rob Huff completed a hat-trick of pole positions from the opening three rounds of the WTCC season by leading a Chevrolet 1-2-3 in qualifying at Monza.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/touring-cars/wtcc/huff-takes-pole-hat-trick-at-monza/

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 6 Blackwell Angus� Ford Mustang Iowa Speedway Preview

No. 6 Blackwell Angus Ford Mustang (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen / Getty Images for NASCAR Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – John Deere Dealers 250 ADVANCE Team: No. 6 Blackwell Angus Ford Mustang Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Chassis: RK-654 THE STATS Date Event S F Laps Status Winnings 8-1-09 U.S. Cellular 250 1...more»

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UWS Shows Support for Car-Free Park, But Broader Campaign Is Lacking

Last night’s unanimous votes in support of a summer-long car-free Central Park by Manhattan Community Board 7′s parks and transportation committees moved the ball forward for advocates of car-free parks. With no movement at the mayoral level on the issue, any successful push will have to come from the bottom up. Similar statements of community [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/05/17/uws-shows-support-for-car-free-park-but-broader-campaign-is-lacking/

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

No All-Wheel Drive for Hyundai Genesis Until Next Generation

Hyundai will not offer all-wheel drive for its Genesis luxury sedan until the second generation of the car arrives for the 2014 model year. In the past, Hyundai’s CEO John Krafcik has indicated that the Genesis sedan and coupe, as well as the Equus, would offer such a setup; we expected that all-wheel drive would [...]

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Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates All-Star Notes

Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates1. Last Week: Jamie McMurray started the FedEx 400 from the 31st spot on Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Despite having to make an unscheduled pit stop for a flat tire just before the halfway mark of the 400 lap race, the Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats team was able to...more»

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?Development-Oriented Transit?: Lessons From Hong Kong

It’s hard enough to build rail transit in the United States, and once a transit line gets built, that’s still only half the battle.
Union Square at Hong Kong MTR Kowloon Station. Hong Kong's successful puts US examples to shame. Photo: The City Fix
Almost as important as securing the infrastructure itself is ensuring that nearby [...]

Source: http://streetsblog.net/2011/05/13/development-oriented-transit-lessons-from-hong-kong/

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Ecclestone keen on Austrian track

Bernie Ecclestone suggested that the door was open to the Austrian Grand Prix returning to Formula 1 when he made an unexpected visit to the official opening of the revamped Spielberg track - now rechristened the Red Bull Ring - today. Although Red Bull and circuit chief Dietrich Mateschitz is not aiming to bring F1 back to the circuit at present, when asked if a grand prix would be possible at the refurbished venue, Eccletone replied "why not?" He added: "This [refurbishment] should have been done 10 years ago.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/ecclestone-keen-on-austrian-track/

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NHRA AND RED CROSS RAISE OVER $10K FOR TORNADO STRICKEN SOUTHEAST AREA

NHRA COMMERCE, Ga. Sun, May 15, 2011 NHRA and the Red Cross raised more than $10,000 at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. The monies earned will go directly to help those affected by the tornado...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/05/nhra_and_red_cross_raise.php

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Truex notches another top 10

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/15/1200200/truex-notches-another-top-10.html

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Neuville claims maiden IRC victory

Thierry Neuville clinched the biggest win of his career so far by cruising to victory in the Tour de Corse - in the process becoming the Intercontinental Rally Challenge's youngest ever winner at the age of 22.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/neuville-claims-maiden-irc-victory/

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Scheider heads Zandvoort warm-up

Timo Scheider headed the timesheets in warm-up for the DTM round at Zandvoort, despite a late trip through the gravel. The Abt Audi driver had already set his session-topping time of 1m32.951s when he ran wide at the fast Scheivlak corner, filling his car with gravel and forcing him into the pits with a couple of minutes still to run.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/miscellaneous/dtm/scheider-heads-zandvoort-warm-up/

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Zanella takes Magny-Cours victory

Christopher Zanella took an inspired maiden Formula 2 victory after chasing down Alex Brundle and Miki Monras in race one at Magny-Cours.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/zanella-takes-magny-cours-victory/

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Carl Edwards Wins Wreck-Filled Nationwide Race at Dover

By Reid Spencer Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service (May 14, 2011) DOVER, Del.?After a violent wreck on the final lap wiped out a handful of top contenders, Carl Edwards took the checkered flag in Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200 Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. The wreck erupted as Edwards was racing Joey Logano after [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/05/14/carl-edwards-wins-wreck-filled-nationwide-race-at-dover/

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Scheider heads Zandvoort warm-up

Timo Scheider headed the timesheets in warm-up for the DTM round at Zandvoort, despite a late trip through the gravel. The Abt Audi driver had already set his session-topping time of 1m32.951s when he ran wide at the fast Scheivlak corner, filling his car with gravel and forcing him into the pits with a couple of minutes still to run.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/miscellaneous/dtm/scheider-heads-zandvoort-warm-up/

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Magnussen claims maiden win

Kevin Magnussen produced two outstanding round-the-outside passes to claim his maiden British Formula 3 victory in this afternoon's first race at Snetterton.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/magnussen-claims-maiden-win/

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Scotland reveals more route details

Rally of Scotland clerk of the course Iain Campbell has revealed more details of the route for this October's event. Campbell has confirmed a switch of start and finish venues for the third running of Britain's round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, with Stirling Castle replacing Scone Palace as the start on Friday October 7. The event will end on Sunday October 9 with two runs around Scone

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/scotland-reveals-more-route-details/

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Bradl takes fourth consecutive pole

Moto 2 championship leader Stefan Bradl took pole position for the fourth round at Le Mans. The German, who has won twice so far already this season, took his fourth consecutive pole position with a lap of 1m38.357s

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/3rdparty/bradl-takes-fourth-consecutive-pole/

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My NYC Biking Story: Kimberly White

Brooklyn’s Kimberly White is just finishing her freshman year of college, and she took some time away from studying for exams and writing papers to star in the second installment of Streetfilms’ “My NYC Biking Story” series. Kimberly loves riding her red folding bike in Prospect Park, and she’s also got [...]

Source: http://www.streetfilms.org/my-nyc-biking-story-kimberly-white/

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Vacca Watch: Pre-Bike Hearing Chatter Between Transpo Chair Staffer, NBBL

City Council Transportation Committee chair James Vacca has made headlines for his inquisitorial hearings on DOT’s bike and plaza programs. And it looks like his office was batting around ideas with street safety opponents before the first of those hearings last December.
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Email correspondence obtained by Streetsblog from Marty Markowitz’s office indicates that a [...]

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dixon fast early at Indianapolis

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/14/1197559/dixon-fast-early-at-indianapolis.html

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The Listener - The Magician

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Vacca Watch: Pre-Bike Hearing Chatter Between Transpo Chair Staffer, NBBL

City Council Transportation Committee chair James Vacca has made headlines for his inquisitorial hearings on DOT’s bike and plaza programs. And it looks like his office was batting around ideas with street safety opponents before the first of those hearings last December.
Image: CBS 2
Email correspondence obtained by Streetsblog from Marty Markowitz’s office indicates that a [...]

Source: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/05/12/vacca-watch-pre-bike-hearing-chatter-between-transpo-chair-staffer-nbbl/

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R3 Motorsports Partners with the Ivy League?s Cornell Racing

R3 Motorsports ThumbnailCHINA GROVE, NC. (May 11, 2011) ? R3 Motorsports announced today they have partnered with Cornell Racing as an Associate Sponsor for three NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season. This partnership will feature the Cornell Racing logo on the No. 23 Dodge of R3 Motorsports for those races and a collaborative effort to...more»

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Turkey Sunday quotes: Pirelli

Paul Hembery: "We obviously develop tyres that have to suit 20 different circuits this year, and the demands of Turn Eight in particular mean that Istanbul Park is definitely at the upper limit of what we are working with in terms of tyre wear. So we're pleased that the tyres stood up to the challenge so well, giving the teams plenty of scope to utilise different strategies. "We actually thought that Vettel could have won the race with three stops, but the comparatively short pit lane layout here in Istanbul meant that the performance advantage of an extra stop outweighed the 20 seconds or so spent in the pit lane.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/turkey-sunday-quotes-pirelli/

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Horner backs Webber to fight back

Mark Webber is ready to mount a more serious challenge on team-mate Sebastian Vettel after finally getting to grips with the 2011 Pirelli tyres. That is the view of his team boss Christian Horner, who reckons that part of the explanation for the larger than normal gap between his two drivers this year has been down to the switch to Pirelli.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/horner-backs-webber-to-fight-back/

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McLaren aims to run updates in Spain

McLaren is planning to re-introduce the upgrades it could not bring to the Turkish GP in next week's race in Barcelona. The team admitted that having been unable to run all the updates it was hoping for in Istanbul hurt its chances of a stronger result.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/mclaren-aims-to-run-updates-in-spain/

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew ? Short Take Road Test

It?s all fun and games until someone cracks a rib. It was out in a scabrous field in southeast Michigan immediately following a Detroit Lions game in the early ?80s (a loss, naturally) when I became intimately acquainted with the roll bar of a Jeep CJ-7 Golden Eagle that my father was driving entirely too [...]

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Grand-Master Greger Back to Winning Ways

With a renaissance of the form that sealed him the 2010 iRacing.com World Championship Series Road Racing title, Greger Huttu sailed to a virtually unchallenged pole-to-flag victory at the digital Virginia International Raceway (VIR) to close the gap to current series points leader Klaus Kivek�s.� Starting from pole position, the Team Redline sim racer did have an initial scare as the field headed to Turn One on the opening lap when teammate Luke McLean missed his braking point and breezed underneath Huttu mid-corner en route to the outside tyre-wall.� Unfazed by the near-miss, Huttu settled into to carving-out a lead, but was unable to shake Kivek�s, who shadowed his countryman until the first round of pit-stops. ?I wasn’t sure what to expect from this race; I like the track and [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/iracing-news/grand-master-greger-back-to-winning-ways/

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Schumacher has full Mercedes support

Michael Schumacher has received the full backing from his Mercedes GP team, which says it has no doubts the German can help deliver strong results despite his difficult race in Turkey last weekend. Schumacher missed out on the points in Istanbul after losing time early on in a collision with Vitaly Petrov which required him to make an unscheduled stop for a new front wing

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/schumacher-has-full-mercedes-support/

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Loeb thinks lead will be sufficient

Sebastien Loeb says his 28-second advantage going into the final day of Rally d'Italia is big enough for him to win the Olbia-based event tomorrow afternoon. The Citroen-driving Frenchman had been hoping for a 20s cushion at the end of day two to feel confident of hanging on to his lead when running first on the road, but he upped that with a huge effort through the final two stages of Saturday.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/loeb-thinks-lead-will-be-sufficient/

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Ground effect return to be called off

Formula 1 teams are set to rubber-stamp a move to abandon the return of full-spec ground effect on grand prix cars from 2013 at a meeting later this week. As part of a major overhaul of regulations that are coming in place for two years' time, F1 teams had been considering a return to ground effect floor aerodynamics on - which would in theory have helped improve the ability of cars to race closer to each other on track. However, following more detailed analysis of the implementation of the ground effect design, teams now feel that the move is too radical if they are going to achieve targets for downforce and drag that have been laid down by the FIA.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/ground-effect-return-to-be-called-off/

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Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Supercar Headed for Production ? Car News

A Porsche 918 fighter from the feline brand, albeit without the sweet turbines. It will be real: Jaguar has decided to put the C-X75 supercar, first shown as a concept at last year’s Paris auto show, into production. It will be a joint project with Williams F1, and exactly 250 units will be produced. The [...]

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Richards: Mini debut ?set a standard?

Mini team boss David Richards says the new car's performance on its debut in Sardinia last weekend has given the squad huge encouragement. Kris Meeke had the Mini as high as fourth on the opening morning before a throttle glitch sent him off the road, while Dani Sordo had a relatively trouble-free run to sixth place. "I think we have shown the performance of the car," Richards declared.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/richards-mini-debut-set-a-standard/

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Alonso: Ferrari needs another second

Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari has cause for optimism after introducing its first round of upgrades for Turkey, but thinks the team still needs to be a second quicker before it can be satisfied.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/alonso-ferrari-needs-another-second/

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FYI WIRZ: NASCAR?s bad girl is not a lady but a track in Darlington

By Dwight Drum Darlington Raceway is nicknamed the ?Lady in Black? and is also known as the track ?Too Tough to Tame? for good reason? walls often win and cars lose. The ?Lady in Black? hosted the annual Mother?s Day weekend races with the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 and the Sprint Cup SHOWTIME Southern [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/05/09/fyi-wirz-nascar%e2%80%99s-bad-girl-is-not-a-lady-but-a-track-in-darlington/

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Drama-filled night at Darlington

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/08/1184690/drama-filled-night-at-darlington.html

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McLaren drivers ?still in the fight?

The McLaren drivers feel they can still be a factor in the fight for Turkish Grand Prix victory from fourth and sixth on the grid, though Lewis Hamilton admitted he was concerned Red Bull could get away if he gets caught up in battle with the improved Mercedes. Nico Rosberg will start third on the grid in the best Mercedes, with the Red Bulls sharing the front row, and Fernando Alonso's Ferrari splitting the McLarens

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/mclaren-drivers-still-in-the-fight/

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Turkey Saturday quotes: Pirelli

Paul Hembery: "It's been a great qualifying session, and I'd like to congratulate not only Sebastian Vettel but also Mercedes for a fantastic performance. All the ingredients are there for an exciting race tomorrow, and the teams are already thinking about their tyre strategy. "In terms of tyre wear here, the front-right tyre is the limiting factor, but we've already seen teams completing up to 20 laps here with this tyre, so we're confident that this shouldn't be an issue

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/turkey-saturday-quotes-pirelli/

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

New engine rules set in stone ? Todt

FIA president Jean Todt has indicated there is no going back on plans for Formula 1 to switch to 1.6-litre turbocharged engines in 2013 - despite resistance from some teams. Although the change of engine formula received unanimous support from manufacturers and the governing body when it was initially voted through, in recent weeks concerns have grown about the cost implications of such a big move

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/formula-one-news/f1-formula-one-news/new-engine-rules-set-in-stone-todt/

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Loeb wins Sardinia Rally to extend overall lead

Defending world champion Sebastien Loeb wrapped up victory at the Sardinia Rally Sunday to move seven points clear at the top of the world championship standings. The Frenchman led off and held his nerve on the gravel tracks to finish in 3 hours, 45 minutes, 40.9 seconds and claim his 64th World Rally Championship win.

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/loeb-wins-sardinia-rally-to-extend-overall-lead-ap.html

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"DEFINITELY IN THE FIGHT AND PUSHING ALL THE WAY"

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 2011 Turkish Grand Prix Day 2 Qualifying Report Istanbul Park, Saturday May 7 2011 MARTIN WHITMARSH Team principal, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes "Only six cars managed to beat the 1m26s barrier in Q3 here at Istanbul Park today,...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/05/definitely_in_the_fight_a.php

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2011 NNS Royal Purple 200 Starting Lineup

2011 Royal Purple 200 at Darlington RacewayThe starting lineup for tonight’s NNS Royal Purple 200 will be set by owner points/attempts made, due to rain forcing NASCAR Officials to make the decision to cancel qualifying. Kyle Busch will start on the “pole,” while Clint Bowyer will start second, Carl Edwards third, Kasey Kahne fourth, Reed...more»

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Loeb holds advantage after day one

Sebastien Loeb will take a comfortable 33-second lead into day two in Italy, after Mikko Hirvonen picked up a puncture and left the world champion alone up front.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/loeb-holds-advantage-after-day-one/

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Mica Wants to Abandon Federal Commitment to Bike-Ped Funding

Jonathan Maus at BikePortland just brought our attention to a recent comment we wish House Transportation Committee Chair John Mica (R-FL) hadn’t made. As the Orlando Sentinel reported yesterday, Rep. Mica is making noises about “siphoning away” money for bike paths. The Sentinel says Mica “wants to add flexibility to how states spend their share [...]

Source: http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/05/06/mica-might-abandon-federal-commitment-to-bike-ped-funding/

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Friday, May 6, 2011

VW attracted by road car significance

World Rally Championship promoter Simon Long believes Volkswagen's decision to come to the series is hugely important because of the manufacturer's close links to road car technology. VW's executive director group marketing Luca de Meo said the accessibility of the WRC was one of the primary reasons the decision was taken to commit budget to a Polo R World Rally Car until the end of 2015.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/world-rally-championship-news/wrc/vw-attracted-by-road-car-significance/

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hamilton hopes to close in

Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/04/1175385/hamilton-hopes-to-close-on-vettel.html

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Kanaan given grid penalty

Tony Kanaan has been demoted six places on the grid for Sunday's Sao Paulo IndyCar race after making an illegal front wing change during qualifying. The KV Racing driver had initially qualified 15th for his home race, but was stripped of all his times set after the wing change as it contravened IndyCar rules. The penalty dropped him to 21st on the grid.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/indycar-news/indycar/kanaan-given-grid-penalty/

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Tony Stewart ? Time To Give Darlington ?The Business?

2011 Tony Stewart in car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCARKANNAPOLIS, N.C., (May 4, 2011) ? How can an old-school track like Darlington (S.C.) Raceway not show an old-school racer like Tony Stewart some love? The two are kindred spirits, with an appreciation of racing history and little patience for glitz and glamour....more»

Source: http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/05/04/tony-stewart-time-to-give-darlington-%e2%80%98the-business%e2%80%99/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tony-stewart-time-to-give-darlington-%25e2%2580%2598the-business%25e2%2580%2599

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tony Stewart Racing Tandem Searches for Speed at Eldora

STEVE KINSER & DONNY SCHATZ INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2011) In all sports, there are venues that bring out the best in every competitor. Whether it's Lambeau Field, Yankee Stadium, or the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, electricity is always in the air...

Source: http://www.motorsportsjournal.com/archives/2011/05/tony_stewart_racing_tande.php

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lorenzo takes first pole of 2011

World champion Jorge Lorenzo took his first pole position of the season in qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix, as Marco Simoncelli's bid for the top spot ended in a crash. Having been fastest in both Friday sessions, Simoncelli looked favourite for pole as he set a dominant pace for the majority of qualifying as well. But Lorenzo edged ahead of the Italian going into the final five minutes, and as Simoncelli tried to respond and earn Gresini a first MotoGP pole in over five years, he had a low-side crash at Turn 7.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/motogp/lorenzo-takes-first-pole-of-2011/

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Decade of Delays: A Timeline of Alfa Romeo?s U.S. Relaunch

Fiat recently announced that the relaunch of the storied, sporting Alfa Romeo marque in the U.S. would be delayed?again?until roughly 2013. This postponement was attributed to Fiat?s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, expressing dissatisfaction with the design of the upcoming Alfa Romeo models, including a new mid-size sedan. Whether you?re an Alfista or not, though, you probably [...]

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Zagato?s TZ3 Stradale is a Dodge Viper?Based Homage to Alfa Romeo

Italian design and engineering house Zagato has released a second TZ3 model, the TZ3 Stradale following a gorgeous one-off called the TZ3 Corsa, revealed last year. A little background for those who don?t read Small Italian Coachbuilders Weekly: Zagato?s TZ3 models are being built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo, and pay homage [...]

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Terol remains unbeaten in 125cc

Nico Terol continued his absolute domination of the 2011 125cc world championship with a crushing Portuguese Grand Prix win. The Aspar Aprilia rider was in a league of his own again as he swept to his third win in three races.

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/other-news/motorcycles/125cc/terol-remains-unbeaten-in-125cc/

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Pretty Little Liars - For Whom the Bell Tolls

The Pretty Little Liars decide to put an end to ``A's'' game.

Source: http://iplayvideos.net/pretty-little-liars/season/1/episode/22

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Contest: Clint Bowyer / Wheaties Cereal Prize Package

WIN A CLINT BOWYER PRIZE PACKAGE FROM WHEATIES CEREAL Prize for this contest provided by Wheaties Cereal is: ? � � � �1 Box of Wheaties Cereal ?��������1 Box of Wheaties Fuel Cereal ?������� 1 5×7 print of the No. 33 Wheaties FUEL car signed by Clint ?������� 1 (1:24) scale No. 33 Wheaties FUEL [...]

Source: http://finallapradio.com/2011/04/26/contest-clint-bowyer-wheaties-cereal-prize-package/

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Montoya claims Richmond pole

Juan Pablo Montoya claimed his second pole position of the season in qualifying for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond. The Earnhardt Ganassi driver had been fastest in the final practice session of the day while making qualifying simulations and then went on to improve his pace in qualifying lap by a huge 0.6 seconds relative to his previous best. The Colombian, running late in the order, was the only driver breaking the 21 second bracket with a second flying lap of 20.989s at an average speed of 128.639 mph, which gave him his first NASCAR pole position at Richmond, his second of 2011 and the seventh of his Cup career

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/nascar/montoya-claims-richmond-pole/

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Rodman: Disappointment not burning Hamlin after missing sweep (NASCAR.com)

Rodman: Disappointment not burning Hamlin after missing sweep

Source: http://www.nascarracinglive.com/nascar/rodman-disappointment-not-burning-hamlin-after-missing-sweep-nascar-com.html

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Brian Steals the Show at Chicagoland

While most eyes were on the championship chase in the final week of the season in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (NiCCS), Brian Schoenburg had his eyes on different goals. Schoenburg would come out on top of over 1600 other sim racers by taking the overall victory at Chicagoland Speedway in Week Twelve of 2011 Season One. Tyler Hudson came home in second place during the past week, which would be good enough to secure the NiCCS championship. Schoenburg was victorious in a 4361 sof race on April 19th where he led 43 of the 90 laps en route to the triumph. The California club driver was able to edge out Tommy Rhyne, Del Mears, Jesse James and Brian Macklin in the top five ? which was good enough [...]

Source: http://www.iracing.com/inracingnews/nascar-news/brian-steals-the-show-at-chicagoland/

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2012 Volvo S60 and XC60 R-Design Official Photos and Info ? Auto Shows

These sportier Volvos each have 325 reasons to go rather than stop. For Swedish performance aficionados who remember the Volvo R sedans and wagons from the ?90s and early 2000s, Volvo?s recent R-Design packages left much to be desired. Rather than increase power, those add-ons were being limited to stiffer suspension bits, flashy wheels, and [...]

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