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NASCAR America: Daniel Suarez’s playoff hopes are dwindling

Tuesday  23:33,   14 august 2018
nbcsports

Daniel Suarez’s playoff hopes are in jeopardy, but Kyle Petty expects him to be a threat during the final races of the season.Without a win at Bristol, Darlington, or Indianapolis making the playoffs is highly unlikely, but it does not detract from[...]
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NASCAR invites Fernando Alonso to race in Daytona 500

Tuesday  22:51,   14 august 2018
sportingnews

With Fernando Alonso leaving Formula One at the end of the season, NASCAR has invited the Spaniard to join the fun at Daytona.Two-time world champion Alonso confirmed on Tuesday that he will step away from F1 at the end of the 2018 season, his 17th[...]

Owners of Recalled 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs to Get Brand-New Vehicles

Tuesday  22:40,   14 august 2018
consumerreports.org

Subaru has recalled 293 of its 2019 Ascent SUVs because they may be missing key spot welds on the B-pillar, which holds the second-row door hinges, according to the National Highway Traffic Safet y Administration (NHTSA).The problem affects fewer[...]

The first Ford Mustang owner kept the car. It's now worth $350,000

Tuesday  20:35,   14 august 2018
usatoday

The third-grade teacher who was the first person to buy a Ford Mustang has brought it to the Dream Cruise in suburban Detroit.It was her skylight blue convertible Ford Mustang, purchased at age 22 in 1964, that their family of six drove for 15[...]

Lyft and Uber's vomit fraud problem is less and more gross than it sounds

Tuesday  20:06,   14 august 2018
cnet

Ride-hailing drivers are starting to falsify damage claims to increase their profits.Powered[...]

Mysterious debris that ended Ty Dillon's race likely identified

Tuesday  14:31,   14 august 2018
sportingnews

Dillon crashed out of Sunday's race after running over unidentified debris. Another driver lost his battery at the same time. Case closed.The debris went right under Dillon's car on lap 134 and sent him crashing into the Turn 3 wall, ending his[...]

GM Just Patented A Ton Of Active Aero Tech For The Corvette

Tuesday  04:10,   14 august 2018
motor1

Spoilers and ducts, and side skirts, oh my! New patent filings show the Chevy Corvette could soon receive several different types of active aerodynamics. This isn’t the first time patent filings hinted at such technology coming to Corvette. Last[...]

Ganassi has no plans to re-expand IndyCar team

Tuesday  03:50,   14 august 2018
msn

Chip Ganassi has dismissed the idea of adding more cars to his IndyCar squad again, following his downsizing for 2018.Powered[...]

Cancer-causing metal discovered in Volkswagen plug-in cars

Tuesday  03:10,   14 august 2018
motoringresearch

Cancer-causing metal discovered in Volkswagen plug-in cars The post Cancer-causing metal discovered in Volkswagen plug-in cars appeared first on Motoring Research.Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), Germany’s Federal Transport Authority, may force a recall[...]

'Happy Harvick' living up to nickname with special season

Tuesday  02:00,   14 august 2018
reuters

<p>Kevin Harvick, nicknamed "Happy Harvick" years ago, collected his series-leading seventh win of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season at Michigan International Speedway Sunday.</p>Then together, father and son rode to Victory Lane[...]

Report: Next-Generation Ford Mustang Could Use Platform Shared with Crossovers

Tuesday  00:00,   14 august 2018
msn

Modular platforms are the way of the future for Ford's iconic pony car, according to a new report.Ford raised two important questions when it announced its plans to stop selling everything that isn't a pickup, a crossover, or a Mustang in the[...]

Elon Musk names Saudi wealth fund as Tesla's funding source

Monday  20:35,   13 august 2018
cnet

Talks to take the automaker private again are still ongoing, so there's still plenty of time before anything is set in stone.Musk on Monday posted on Tesla's website to explain what's been happening behind the scenes as Tesla potentially[...]

Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled Over Fire Risk

Monday  20:06,   13 august 2018
consumerreports.org

Volkswagen is recalling 45,457 of its 2018 Tiguan SUVs because decorative LED lighting in the vehicle’s panoramic sunroof may short-circuit and cause a fire. Owners who notice a burning odor or smoke coming from the front of the sunroof frame[...]

Porsche is the First Automaker to Use Gorilla Glass Windows

Monday  19:12,   13 august 2018
msn

On the search for lightweight materials, Porsche engineers took inspiration from their smartphones.Porsche announced Monday that it will be the first automaker to use 'Gorilla Glass,' panes of which will separate the insides of the new 911 GT3 RS[...]

NASCAR takes 6 Cup cars to wind tunnel after Michigan

Monday  19:06,   13 august 2018
nbcsports

Two cars were taken from each manufacturer.The cars taken include the Fords of Harvick and Brad Keselowski (finished second); the Chevrolets of Austin Dillon (fourth) and Chase Elliott (ninth); and the Toyotas of Kyle Busch (third) and Denny Hamlin[...]