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  • Record-setting 215-mph Bill Thomas Cheetah heads to auction

    The Shelby Cobra gets all the love, but it's Bill Thomas' Cheetah that deserves plenty of praise and adulation as well. One example is heading to auction, and it's a prime example of a rare racing machine. In fact, this is probably the cleanest unrestored example out there and just 11 original cars are said to exist. This one will cross the Guernsey's Auction Block on May 10 in New York City. Chevrolet saw the success that Carroll and Ford were having with the Cobras, so they decided to try and emulate that with the Cheetah. Bill Thomas had been tuning Chevy performance cars so GM asked if...

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    Indy Cars Test At MId-Ohio; Kimball Injures Hand

    The IZOD IndyCar Series scheduled a pre-event test at MId-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 26 and fully 24 drivers showed up to practice in anticipation of the Honda Indy 200 at the track next weekend. Simona de Silvestro already tested at the venue earlier this month. The full-day session ended 90...

  • The No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet driven by Ryan Newman - NASCAR photo
    U.S. Army Leaving NASCAR; Patrick's 10th Race At Kansas In October

    The U.S. Army has elected to truncate its affiliation with NASCAR after this season, leaving Stewart-Haas Racing's No. 39 Chevrolet Sprint Cup car and driver Ryan Newman looking for a new affiliation for primary sponsorship. While the Army has used this sponsorship activation to enhance its troop...

  • Charlie Kimball, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mike Conway on the Toronto podium - IZOD Indycar Series LAT USA
    Hunter-Reay Three-Peats At Honda Indy Toronto

    Ryan Hunter-Reay scored his third consecutive victory in the IZOD IndyCar Series 2012 season, winning the Honda Indy Toronto in his No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone Indy car under caution for the second straight time (Iowa two weeks ago was the first caution finish)...

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    INDYCAR Remaining Engine Count Revealed

    With engine competition for the first time since 2005 and with new rules that limit teams to five engines per season, the IZOD IndyCar Series has announced the status of engine use following the ninth of 15 races in the 2012 season. As the cars roll into Canada for the Honda Indy Toronto this...

  • Marco Andretti at Milwaukee - Courtesy INDYCAR/LAT USA
    Marco Andretti Leads All-Important Iowa INDYCAR Practice

    The IZOD IndyCar Series teams have completed their all-important second practice that will designate lineups for the three heat race scheduled later this evening. Those three races will determine the grid for Saturday night's Iowa Corn 250 on the 0.875-mile Iowa Speedway oval, the third consecutive...

  • Marco Andretti won last year's Iowa Corn 250 - Anne Proffit photo

    The IZOD IndyCar Series returns to Iowa Speedway for this weekend's Iowa Corn 250, a night race and the third oval contest in a row, after Texas and Milwaukee. The defending race winner is Marco Andretti, who earned his first victory since 2006 with a stirring and competitive drive last June. This year's race will be very unusual in that the customary single car qualifying is being put aside in order for the drivers to earn their grid positions in three 30-lap heat races. The order for those heat races will be determined in Friday's second 45-minute practice session, being held at 3:30PM EDT...

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr and Steve Letarte celebrate win - NASCAR photo
    Two Big Winless Streaks End In NASCAR, NHRA

    Over the past weekend, two well-known drivers ended their long waits to visit Victory Lane. The more prominent of this duo is Dale Earnhardt Jr, whose 143-race winless streak ended at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI. Ironically, this is the same venue where Earnhardt Jr had his last...

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    Jeff Gordon Earns Talladega NASCAR Sprint Cup Pole

    For the 20th straight year, NASCAR four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon has earned a pole position, taking the 71st of his career at Talladega Superspeedway for Sunday's Aaron's 499. Driving the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet from Rick Hendrick Motorsports, Gordon was one of the final four...

  • Oriol Servia - Anne Proffit photo
    Lotus To Lose Two INDYCAR Teams?

    Over the course of three races in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season, it's been easy to see which engine manufacturers did plenty of homework and who's prepared for the rigors of this year's manufacturers' championship fight. The nods go to Ilmor Ltd and their new Chevrolet engine and, as well to...

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    Almirola Earns No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Sprint Cup Ride

    With the departure of AJ Allmendinger for Penske Racing, Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) needed to find a capable teammate for Australian Marcos Ambrose. The team confirmed today that Aric Almirola is graduating from NASCAR's Nationwide Series to the premier Sprint Cup Series with RPM, driving the...

  • Smoke and Zippy the first time around
    Zipadelli Joins Stewart-Haas Racing As Competition Director

    Zippy and Smoke are together again. From 1999 through 2008, Greg Zipadelli was Tony Stewart's crew chief at Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Together the duo won two Sprint Cup championships in 2002 and 2005, amassing 33 victories and 10 poles. When Stewart left JGR after the 2008 season to form...

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    General Motors crossed a milestone yesterday. Somewhere on a little counter in GM's Performance Build Center at Wixom near Detroit, a number ticked over from 99,999,999 to 100,000,000, marking the hundred-millionth small-block V8 GM has produced. That milestone engine is a 638-horsepower supercharged LS9, and will be finding its way into a lucky example of the Corvette ZR1 - quite fitting that the most extreme production GM small-block is also its 100-millonth. In a line that stretches right back to the 1955 Chevrolet Corvette with only 190 horsepower, the small-block V8 has always been...

  • Austin Dillon celebrates his title - NASCAR photo
    Austin Dillon Earns NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Crown

    Although this is Richard Childress' second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving championship (Mike Skinner earned the first in 1995), no doubt the accomplishment by grandson Austin Dillon on the Homestead-Miami Speedway 1.5-mile oval makes this title more meaningful for Childress. 21-year-old...

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    Chevy Turns 100 Today, And Here's How It's Celebrating: Video

    To honor its 100th birthday, Chevy is celebrating with regional, national and international events.

  • 1957 Chevy 150 sedan from 'Pawn Stars'
    1957 Chevy From 'Pawn Stars' Catches Fire, Gets Restored Within Hours

    Unless you're a fan of the TV series Pawn Stars, you might've missed the news on Friday that a 1957 Chevy 150 sedan belonging to the "Old Man" overheated and burst into flames. But there's a follow-up piece that might interest you: the classic car was restored in just a matter of hours, and it's...

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    Does Chevy's Small-Block V8 Have a Future? GM Thinks So

    In an age known for its electric vehicles, hybrid drivetrains, clean diesels and alternative fuels, you might not think there's a place in the world for a pushrod V8 with architecture dating back to the 1950s. GM disagrees though, and is currently making a case for continuing the lineage of one of...

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    2012 Chevrolet Silverado Gets WiFi Connectivity Tech

    If you've bought a truck you're probably a fan of the tough image, effortless torque and ample space afforded to you. However, just because your truck is designed for heavy duty work it doesn't mean you shouldn't expect the high tech gadgets you'd find in regular cars. Chevy agrees, and the 2012...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll

    As a replacement for the dull and unfashionable Chevrolet Aveo, GM is hoping the funky 2011 Chevrolet Sonic will appeal to a more savvy car buyer, and tempt people away from their Ford Fiestas and Honda Fits. One way of doing this is giving free invitations to the Spotify digital music service to the first 150,000 people who inquire about the car. Spotify has been a massive hit in Europe with over ten million members. Similar to Pandora, Spotify has a huge online music library from which users can create playlists, streaming via their computers and mobile devices. Chevrolet is the first U.S...

  • 2008 Chevrolet Corvette E85 Indy 500 Pace
    Chevrolet Marks 100 Years At The Indy 500

    Chevrolet has been a part of the Indianapolis 500 for 100 years, which is as long as the race has been around. As we've already reported, the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible will pace the race, making it the 22nd Chevrolet to do so. In addition, Chevy engines will be used in IndyCar in 2012...

  • Astronaut Alan Shepard (center) with GM reps and his 1962 Corvette
    This Saturday, Chevrolet Celebrates Corvettes & Astronauts

    Most of the past week's headlines have been dominated by news about disastrous storms in the Deep South, flooding in the Midwest, and of course, the death of Osama bin Laden. But in the middle of all that, there's another important story that's been overlooked by many media outlets: yesterday...

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    Chevrolet Cruzes To SXSW To Hype MyLink And New Models

    Whip out your backpack and groom your mustache: it's time for America's favorite festival for interactive, film, and music, South by Southwest. And just like last year, Chevrolet will be tagging along with lots of new goods, including Chevy MyLink. The company will also host a shuttle service, a...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SSX Track Car Concept
    Video: Chevrolet Talks About The Camaro SSX Concept

    One of the Camaros that Chevrolet brought to SEMA was the Camaro SSX Concept, and now we have video of John Fitzpatrick, the marketing manager for Chevrolet performance cars, and Gary Mulder, the builder of GM Performance Division Concept cars, talking about it and the Corvette Z06X concept. Enjoy...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
    Consumer Reports Says Mustang Is Champ Over Camaro

    Venerable consumer publication Consumer Reports has stacked the current Ford Mustang against the current Chevrolet Camaro in a head-to-head match-up of V-6 models, and the Mustang has won. Anyone following car-magazine comparison review trends won't be surprised by the result. The Mustang has been...

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