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  • Keselowski Wins With Late Pass

    Hometown boy Brad Keselowski took advantage of a heated battle between Kyle Busch and polesitter Brian Vickers, and made a last-lap pass on both, to win Saturday’s Nationwide race. With Busch and Vickers battling on the bottom of the track, Keselowski used the outside line to pass both drivers on the final lap at Michigan

  • On The Road Review: 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid

    It is 9 o’clock as I head north from Middleboro, Mass., in Honda’s latest hybrid sedan offering, the all-new Insight. No longer the edgy, space-aged looking two-seater of the first generation Insight — as well as the very first hybrid for sale in America — the latest Honda is a four-door family car that closely

  • On The Road Review: Ford Escape

    The majority of automakers plan on a five-year life cycle for their new car or truck designs, often augmenting a vehicle’s appearance with running updates and small revisions during the third year of the projected production schedule.   When a vehicle enters the ninth year of its life cycle and it continues to sell extremely

  • Weekend Racing Schedule For August 15 – 16, 2009

    The NASCAR Cup and Nationwide teams are at the 2.0-mile Michigan International Speedway at Brooklyn, Mich. The Truck Series has the week off. Saturday, Aug. 15 Nationwide Series Michigan 250, race 23 of 35, Starting time: 3 pm (EDT); TV: ESPN2. Sunday, Aug. 16 Sprint Cup Michigan 400, race 23 of 36, Starting time: 1

  • Ambrose Bests Busch at the Glen

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — When Marcos Ambrose and Kyle Busch came to the chicane or “bus stop” on lap 64 of Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, Busch stopped — out of necessity — and Ambrose didn’t. Ambrose’s bold move into the chicane proved to be the winning pass, as the

  • Raymond Parks Honored

    DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — “Thank you Raymond Parks, you are my hero,” said Gordon Pirkle, proprietor of the Dawsonville, Ga., pool hall. A special section in the Dawson News and Advertiser, referred to Parks as “The Man Behind NASCAR.” Parks was honored Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Thunder Road USA in Dawsonville. Parks, who recently turned

  • On The Road Review: 2010 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

    What would you call a car that successfully blends the rich exterior styling of both BMW and Mercedes, features the luxurious interior refinement of Cadillac, Infiniti and Audi, all while positioned on the fully independent chassis that delivers the over-the-road grace and the travel silence that Lexus buyers are accustomed to? And what if this

  • Hornaday Gets Fifth Straight Win

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — By winning Saturday night’s Camping World Series Truck race at Nashville, Ron Hornaday became the first driver in any of NASCAR’s national series to win five races in a row since 1971, when Richard Petty and Bobby Allison each did it in the Cup Series. “That’s unheard of (five straight) in this

  • Keselowski Outduels Kyle Busch

    NEWTON, Iowa — Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with eight laps remaining to win Saturday’s inaugural Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway, in one of the best races of the season.   Busch had pitted for two tires late in the race, while Keselowski chose to keep his No. 88 Chevrolet on the track during

  • Weekend Racing Schedule for August 1-2, 2009

    Three series, three different venues. The Camping World Trucks will be at Nashville, while the Nationwide cars will travel to Iowa Speedway for the first time. The Cup teams will be at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Saturday, Aug. 1 Nationwide Cellular 250, race 21 of 35; Starting time: 4 p.m. (EDT); TV: ESPN2.