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Nissan charts own course to raise racing profile

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2015

Darren Cox, global director of motorsports for Nissan and head of sales and marketing for the Nismo performance brand, is tasked with raising Nissan's profile in world racing. That includes making NASCAR-centric Americans more aware of Nissan as a bona fide source of performance technology....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Why does Ford race? Because it can

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015

He's not yet taking orders from Jay Leno for the Ford GT and GT350R, but the head of Ford Performance, Dave Pericak, still has a full plate....
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Toyota thinks TRD to win younger buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2015

Since 2007, Toyota has been racing the nation's best-selling car, its Camry sedan, in the nation's most-watched motor sports series: NASCAR. Now, it hopes to finally leverage some of that track cred in the showroom as part of President Akio Toyoda's bid to zest up the brand's stodgy image and win over younger shoppers....
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2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

McLaren will unveil P1 GTR hybrid supercar

Jan. 19, 2015 12:53 CET

McLaren will unveil a production-ready version of the P1 GTR hybrid supercar, its fastest and most powerful vehicle to date, at the Geneva auto show in March....
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White House rolls out tire safety, efficiency program with NASCAR

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2014

The White House rolled out a new program aimed at getting American consumers to buy tires that will enable cars to get better mileage and take better care of them to cut down on tire-related crashes....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Prepare to embrace McLaren's anticipate-and-act tactics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

People in the car business are so used to being lectured on how they are doing things wrong -- social media, customer service, what have you -- that it's notable whenever an automotive company sets a new benchmark for the rest of the world....
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Audi's F1 entry subject of feasibility study, report says

Dec. 8, 2014 10:39 CET

VW Group is conducting a feasibility study under former Ferrari executive Stefano Domenicali on whether Audi should enter Formula One to challenge Mercedes, a report said....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: Prepare to embrace McLaren's anticipate-and-act tactics

10:20 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014

People in the car business are so used to being lectured on how they are doing things wrong -- social media, customer service, what have you -- that it’s notable whenever an automotive company sets a new benchmark for the rest of the world....
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VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept pays homage to past, future

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014

It's ironic that the most futuristic Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer to date also has the deepest historical ties to motorsports....
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Toyota to pack track-tested tech into next Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2014

Toyota is testing technology to be used in the Prius in its high-performance TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer....
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway restorationist Bill Spoerle dies at 80

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2014

Bill Spoerle, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway restoration manager, died Tuesday. He was 80....
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Audi's motorsport boss knocks back F1 speculation

Nov. 4, 2014 18:28 CET

Audi has knocked down speculation that it plans to enter Formula One in 2016 after recruiting former Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali....
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Toyota's mean, green fuel-cell car dons racing stripes

8:52 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2014

Toyota's new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle broke cover at a Japan rally race with speed demon Akio Toyoda behind the wheel to prove that the green car is also a mean one....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Dissecting Daimler's motorcycle deal

12:53 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

Daimler's purchase of a stake in motorbike brand MV Agusta is nothing like Audi's purchase of Ducati....
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Ex-Fiat exec Soave named to marketing post at Federal-Mogul Motorparts

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2014

Laura Soave, the ex-Fiat brand chief in the United States who left after the flawed launch of the Fiat 500, has been named chief marketing and communication officer of Federal-Mogul Motorparts....
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Fiat's Marchionne criticizes remarks from head of Ferrari

Sept. 8, 2014 11:50 CET

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne criticized remarks by Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo after newspapers said Montezemolo might head Italy's Alitalia airline....
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Porsche importer buys former F1 circuit in South Africa

July 25, 2014 14:21 CET

Porsche South Africa has bought the 72-hectare Kyalami racetrack, which hosted F1 races between 1967 and 1993, for 205 million rand (14.5 million euro) at an auction....
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Porsche, reliant on SUVs for sales these days, reminds consumers of performance roots at Le Mans

8:29 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014

The Porsche that whipped around the Le Mans race track over the weekend for the first time in 16 years was unlike most of the brand's vehicles these days: The low-slung model was a sports car rather than a SUV....
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F1 tech to influence high-end M-B products

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014

Mercedes-Benz's fast start in the Formula One season has led Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to see a closer link between F1 race car technology and production cars....
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Win at Indy is a win for cancer fight

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2014

AutoNation partnered with Hunter-Reay's Racing for Cancer charity in May 2013 to beat the disease....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014

Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Zetsche sees speedy uptake of F1 tech in Mercedes models

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014

Dieter Zetsche foresees Mercedes models benefiting quicker than ever from the automaker's participation in Formula One....
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NORA NAUGHTON

BLOG: Mazda revs up teens' interest in math, science and auto careers

2:28 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2014

With the ongoing shortage of engineers in the auto industry, Mazda is heading straight to the source....
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Reuss: GM employee morale high despite recalls

6:20 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2014

In spite of a slew of recalls that have dogged the company for months, General Motors white-collar employees are working with high spirits, a top GM executive said Wednesday....
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Caterham owner mulls sale of UK sports car brand, report says

May 26, 2014 11:25 CET

Caterham owner Tony Fernandes plans to sell the group's UK sports car unit and F1 team, a Malaysian newspaper reported....
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