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  • Hornaday Gets Third Truck Win

    SPARTA, Ky. — Ron Hornaday Jr. rallied in the final 24 laps Saturday for his third straight victory in the Camping World Truck Series, beating Mike Skinner by a truck length in the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway. “On lap 45, if you had told me we’d win this race, I’d have told

  • On The Road Review: Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagon

    After Honda, Toyota and Nissan “stole” the small car segment from the class originator, Volkswagen, here in the States, VW decided that the best avenue for reintroduction was to create multiple compact cars that exuded a more premium feel, small cars with extra standard equipment, safety features and character. This strategy has led to increased

  • On The Road Review: Nissan Altima Hybrid

    So far in 2009 America’s top five selling automakers are Toyota USA in first place by a narrow thin margin over the Ford Motor Co., Chevrolet Division of GM in a close third, Honda Motor in fourth, with Nissan the fifth best-selling line. These five brands, of the 37-mainstream automakers doing business here, currently account

  • Weekend Racing Schedule for July 18, 2009

    The Sprint Cup teams are idle this weekend in preparation for next weekend’s race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Nationwide Series goes to Gateway International Speedway,a 1.25-mile facilty just across the river from St. Louis, Mo. The Camping World Trucks are at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway. Saturday, July 18 Camping World Trucks Built Ford

  • Martin Gets Fourth Win of the Season

    JOLIET, Ill. — Mark Martin is disproving the theory that older drivers can’t win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. His win Saturday night in the Lifelock.com 400 at Chicago was his fourth victory of the 2009 season, more than any other driver. And all four wins have come after he turned 50. “That was

  • Logano Is Chicago Nationwide Winner

    JOLIET, Ill. — Joey Logano picked up his third NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the season, and the fourth of his career in Saturday’s race at the Chicagoland Speedway. Top-10 leaders after 18 of 35: 1. Kyle Busch-2931, 2. Edwards-2739, 3. Keselowski-2597, 4. Leffler-2527, 5. Logano-2395, 6. Allgaier-2140, 7. Bliss-2129, 8. Gaughan-2080, 9. S. Wallace-2065,

  • On The Road Review: 2010 Volvo XC60

    Long known for its family of boxy looking family wagons, Volvo has yet another five-door wagon now on the market. Yet, this latest model is anything but boxy and in many ways may be the finest family offering yet from this modest Swedish automaker. The 2010 XC60 is a crossover wagon based on the successful

  • Logano Gets First Cup Win

    LOUDON, N.H. — Nineteen-year-old Joey Logano won Sunday’s rain-shortened Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Speedway to become the youngest driver to ever win a Cup race. LOUDON, N.H. — Nineteen-year-old Joey Logano won Sunday’s rain-shortened Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Speedway to become the youngest driver to ever win a Cup race. With

  • Hornaday Dominates Memphis Truck Race

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Ron Hornaday Jr. took home his second straight Elvis trophy with an overpowering victory Saturday in the Camping World Truck Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park. Hornaday led 175 of 201 laps on the .75-mile track. The driver of the Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet had a commanding lead over Brian Scott’s Toyota

  • Kyle Busch Busch Gets Fifth Nationwide Win

    LOUDON, N.H. — After back-to-back second-place finishes in the past two Nationwide Series races, Kyle Busch got back into victory lane by winning Saturday’s Camping World RV Sales 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. LOUDON, N.H. — After back-to-back second-place finishes in the past two Nationwide Series races, Kyle Busch got back into