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  • L.A. Auto Show: Fiat unveils trio of new models

    L.A. Auto Show: Fiat unveils trio of new models
    Fiat's little family of urban runabouts suddenly got a lot bigger at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Italian automaker used its Wednesday news conference to unveil three new versions of its 500: the four-door 500L, the all-electric 500e and a...
  • Dale Earnhardt's legacy stays strong a decade after death

    Dale Earnhardt's legacy stays strong a decade after death
    The brokenhearted still wrestle with the pain 10 years later. It stings in so many different ways: a mother overcome by grief after burying a son. A best friend mustering the strength to rev the engines again because quitting would sully the man's...
  • Dale Earnhardt career highlights

    Dale Earnhardt career highlights
    Born: Ralph Dale Earnhardt on April 29, 1951, in Kannapolis, N.C. Starts racing on local dirt tracks when he is 15. Career pole positions: 22. Victories: 76 Career top-5 finishes: 268. Career top-10 finishes: 404. Winston Cup Championships: 7 (1980,...
  • Yarborough, Waltrip among those voted into NASCAR HOF

    Yarborough, Waltrip among those voted into NASCAR HOF
    Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - After being snubbed from its second class of inductees, Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip were among those voted into the next five-member class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Dale Inman, Richie Evans and Glen...
  • Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals

    Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals
    Check out our new guide for car enthusiasts. You will find information on Florida auto museums, races, car shows, festivals and more. MUSEUMS Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala: A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits's Swamp Rat...
  • Disney track to feature exotic sports cars you can drive

    Disney track to feature exotic sports cars you can drive
    There will be a brand-new thrill ride at Walt Disney World beginning in mid-January, but it won't be what you'd expect. The Richard Petty Driving Experience, which already offers stock car drives at the Disney World Speedway, will begin offering rides in...
  • Daytona: a real sun of a beach

    Daytona: a real sun of a beach
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Biker babe, I'm not. NASCAR fan? Uh-uh. Beach bunny? Nope, don't think so. I'm way past the weight limit on being either a babe or a bunny. But it is late evening, and I've found myself driving along Daytona Beach, on Florida'...
  • Dale pales in comparison

    Certainly there have been worse transactions in the history of sports. Take your pick: The Red Sox selling Babe Ruth so they could finance a Broadway musical. The Baltimore Colts forcibly dumping pouty Sanford rookie QB John Elway for Mark Hermann and...
  • Gordon holds on at Atlanta for 85th career win

    Jeff Gordon dominated much of the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday and then won a duel with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson for his third Sprint Cup Series win of the season. Gordon held about a 2-second lead...
  • Gordon's reign cleanses

    HAMPTON, Ga. — Shortly after the 200th lap in Tuesday's AdvoCare 500, a heavy mist started falling on Atlanta Motor Speedway, forcing officials to call for a caution. After pit stops by the usual suspects, it was time to meet the new drivers atop...
  • No Limits

    There truly are 'No Limits' to the relationship between legendary rock-n-roll band Foreigner and Texas Motor Speedway. Foreigner and Texas Motor Speedway collaborated on a remix of the band's hit song 'Hot Blooded' that incorporates lyrics supporting the...