Autos: News

Dillon holds on to 4th-place finish: 'We really needed that'

Monday  05:30,   13 august 2018
nascar

A brand-new car is just what Austin Dillon needed to turn around a trying season since his Daytona 500 win in February. Dillon finished fourth in Sunday‘s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway, piloting a freshly built No. 3[...]
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Penske: Stewart in Indy 500 would be ‘one of the biggest dreams of my life’

Sunday  23:01,   12 august 2018
nbcsports

Team owner who once offered Tony Stewart a ride says timing might not be right to put three-time champion in next year's race.“One of the biggest dreams of my life would be to get Tony Stewart in one of our Indy 500 cars,” Penske said Sunday at[...]

NASCAR at Michigan: Updates, highlights from Consumers Energy 400

Sunday  21:00,   12 august 2018
sportingnews

Check out the latest highlights and live updates from the Consumers Energy 400. NASCAR AT MICHIGAN: Odds, predictions, sleepers, drivers to watchConsumers Energy 400: Live updates, highlights(All times Eastern) [...]

Electric scooter war rages in Southern California

Sunday  10:10,   12 august 2018
autoblog

LA Times tells of vandalism, tourists run amok and creativeAnd hey, that's exactly what many people are doing in places where these new-fangled mobility "solutions" are infesting being used. However, litter should not be piled up and burned. Or[...]

Elon Musk's plan to take Tesla private isn't crazy. Just ask Henry Ford

Sunday  10:10,   12 august 2018
autoblog

Idea to take automaker private echoes the passion of Henry Ford.Henry Ford, who was to cantankerousness what Musk is to showmanship, was annoyed with minority shareholders who wanted things such as higher dividends to be paid out during the 1910s.[...]

Justin Allgaier wins Xfinity race at Michigan

Sunday  01:15,   12 august 2018
nbcsports

Justin Allgaier passed Austin Cindric on fresher tires with five laps remaining at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for his third win of the year.Cindric held on for second. Daniel Hemric, Matt Tifft and Ryan Truex rounded out the top[...]

NASCAR's Big 3 running strong entering Michigan race

Sunday  00:00,   12 august 2018
ap.org

NASCAR's Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. have combined to win 16 of 22 races and haven't allowed the field to win consecutive races with points at stake this year. Of the other 56[...]

NASCAR notebook: Dillon leads Richard Childress Racing charge at Michigan

Saturday  23:00,   11 august 2018
reuters

<p>There's no argument about who provided the surprise in Friday's knockout qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway.</p>Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon and Richard Childress Racing teammate Ryan Newman posted the fifth[...]

Tesla hires former Volvo designer responsible for XC40, report says

Saturday  22:55,   11 august 2018
cnet

This is a good thing, considering how attractive the XC40 is.Tesla has reportedly hired Ian Kettle, a former Volvo designer responsible for the XC40 SUV, AutoExpress reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. Kettle is a British citizen who[...]

Brett Moffitt wins Truck race at Michigan

Saturday  22:30,   11 august 2018
nbcsports

Brett Moffitt passed Johnny Sauter in the final corner on the last lap to win his fourth win of the season. With this victory, he was able to tie Sauter for the most wins with one race remaining in the regular season. Moffitt crossed the finish[...]

NHRA: With 2 races to make the playoffs, several drivers are on the hot seat

Saturday  21:45,   11 august 2018
nbcsports

Just two races -- Brainerd, Minn., and Indianapolis -- remain in the regular season for drivers on the bubble to make the six-race Countdown to the Championship playoffs. But there are still several drivers that are in the top 10 in their respective [...]

Stroll: 2018 struggles part of F1 'love-hate relationship'

Saturday  17:35,   11 august 2018
msn

Lance Stroll believes the difficult season he is enduring with Williams is part of a “love-hate relationship” with Formula 1.He has scored points once, finishing eighth in Azerbaijan, and has had difficulty making it out of the first part of[...]

Suárez opens up about immigration challenges while applying for green card

Saturday  05:40,   11 august 2018
ftw.usatoday

Daniel Suarez talks about trying to get a green card.Daniel Suárez says he's in the final steps toward getting his green card, which would allow the Mexico-born NASCAR driver to live in the U.S. as a permanent resident. Among the many things he[...]

Ford F-150 seat belt fires spark federal investigation

Saturday  01:55,   11 august 2018
autoblog

More than 2 million Ford trucks could be affected by faulty seat beltAccording to this summary, available online at NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation, the potential culprit could be seat belt pretensioners manufactured by two automotive[...]

Erik Jones: Young drivers have started to close in on 'Big 3'

Saturday  00:36,   11 august 2018
nascar

The driving story of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been the dominance of the ‘Big 3’ of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. But a first career win by Erik Jones at Daytona may have marked the beginning of a plot[...]