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  • Dario Franchitti

    Dario Franchitti and engineer Chris Simmons consult data prior to practice Photo: Anne Proffit Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti led initial practice for Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, to be held on the Infineon Raceway Sears Point 2.303-mile, 12-turn road circuit north of San Francisco. After testing here last week, Franchitti said the car felt "different today than the test here. When we left the test, I had a lot of thoughts on what we needed to improve and where it was bad. "I talked with my engineer (Chris Simmons) a lot heading into this weekend just to make sure he...

  • GoDaddy.com Commits To Andretti Autosport and INDYCAR

    Legend Mario Andretti has been driving the two-seater Indy car throughout the 2011 season Photo courtesy INDYCAR CEO Bob Parsons and GoDaddy.com didn't waste any time announcing their future IZOD IndyCar Series plans for 2012 and beyond. The website is committing to IndyCar for another two years...

  • The IndyCar logo recast with Will Power's frustration
    INDYCAR Denies Newman/Haas And Ganassi Protests--As Expected

    No one should be surprised the three-man tribunal called to hear protests filed after the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 on New Hampshire Motor Speedway's mile oval ruled in favor of the sanctioning body, INDYCAR. Newman/Haas Racing (for second-placed Oriol Servia) and Target Chip Ganassi Racing for...

  • Randy Bernard needs to firmly take the reins at INDYCAR. Photo: Anne Proffit
    To Succeed, INDYCAR Must Make The Right Decisions

    When is INDYCAR going to fess up and stop denying its officiating incompetence? The buck clearly stops at the feet of CEO Randy Bernard, who is a year and a half into tenure and, by now, surely has figured out how things work in the world of high-stakes motorsports. Bernard inherited an ailing...

  • Oriol Servia, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Scott Dixon
    Ryan Hunter-Reay Declared Winner After Crazy New Hampshire INDYCAR Race

    "Winner" Ryan Hunter-Reay looks happy, but second-placed Oriol Servia and third finisher Scott Dixon? Not so much after the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Photo: Courtesy INDYCAR INDYCAR's return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway after 13 years away was intended to be a...

  • Allen Johnson NHRA Dodge
    Schumacher, Force, Allen Johnson and Arana Jr On Top At NHRA Sonoma

    Allen Johnson has horsepower at altitude and sea level Photos: Anne Proffit Moving from the mountain altitude of Bandimere Speedway to the fog-laden oasis at Infineon Raceway Sears Point, the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series begins the second leg of its three-race Western Swing with the Fram...

  • GMC Showroom Mobile App for iPhone

    According to Nielsen, Americans are finally shifting to smartphones: 38% of mobile users already have one, and the majority of those shopping for new handsets are planning to purchase one in the near future. General Motors is hoping to cash in on that development with its new GMC Showroom App. Like most sales apps, the GMC Showroom App is free to download. Crack it open, and you can research the full range of GMC rides -- check out pics, skim through videos, and even configure a vehicle to your own specifications. Although the app doesn't allow you to purchase a vehicle via your phone, you...

  • Hendrick Motorsports Inks Farmers Insurance

    Hendrick Motorsports just signed California-based Farmers Insurance as a five-race primary sponsor for the No. 5 Chevrolet driven by Mark Martin in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Farmers Insurance will retain associate level sponsorship with Martin throughout the remainder of the 2011 season...

  • IntelliLink wireless vehicle connectivity
    Buick And GMC Brands Get New IntelliLink Vehicle Connectivity Feature

    GM is introducing a new connectivity feature dubbed IntelliLink in its Buick and GMC line of cars for 2012, which is essentially designed to connect to a driver’s smartphone or other portable device and then control it using the vehicle’s touchscreen display or in some cases through...

  • Paul Tracy at Indianapolis in 2010 - he failed to make the field. Photo: Anne Proffit
    Paul Tracy Returns To INDYCAR

    Mr Excitement is about to return to Indy car racing. Yes, Paul Tracy, the unstoppable Canadian whose chrome horn has been one of the most famous noses in the sport, should be on the grid at the 37th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in two weekends' time. Tracy, 42, admitted he'd been talking with...

  • 2010 GMC Granite Concept
    Report: GMC Granite Confirmed For Production...Again

    First shown at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, the GMC Granite concept offers a GMC-branded take on the "urban" lifestyle, not unlike the Scion xB or Kia Soul, though it has its unique features, like the suicide rear doors--a feature that will reportedly make it to production. The latest report comes...

  • 2011 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept Live Photos

    Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor is the undisputed king of production off-road truck awesomeness, but we’re sure--if ever built--a production version of the 2011 GMC Sierra All Terrain HD pickup truck concept could sure give it a run for its money. In live form the truck looks every bit as menacing...

  • GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept

    Ford's Raptor is the undisputed king of production off-road truck awesomeness, but it may soon have a challenger, previewed here with the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept. Bigger, diesel-powered, and suitably brutish, the All Terrain HD is at this point, "strictly a concept," however. According to Lisa Hutchinson, GMC product marketing director, the truck isn't aimed at Baja-style high-speed duty like the Raptor, but rather towing and hauling in harsh offroad environments--it's still a Sierra HD, but with a dirtier side. That's still an impressive mix for a 397-horsepower, 765 pound-foot...

  • 2012 Delta Wing IndyCar race car concept
    Dissension On New IndyCar Specs?

    The IZOD IndyCar Series announced its 2012 engine plans shortly after the Indianapolis 500 this May; in mid-July it revealed its chassis specifications. Since those announcement, the series has had plenty of discussion about its decisions--and even a little bit of dissension amongst the team...

  • Dario Franchitti
    Momentum For Dario Franchitti In Sonoma

    Fresh off his victory two weeks ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2007 and 2009 IndyCar Series champion--and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, including this year--Dario Franchitti still doesn't think that win, or his test at this track last week are indicative of how the rest of the weekend will...

  • Jessica Alba
    Jessica Alba's Smile Meets L.A.'s Thin, Unimpressed Blue Line

    Poor Jessica Alba. The girl can't seem to catch a break. Sure, she's been genetically gifted. Sure, she's got a handsome husband and a cute kid. But Good Luck Chuck? The Love Guru? Ouch. Now she's been pulled over by one of Los Angeles' finest. Our powers of telepathy are on the fritz today (damn...

  • The cast of *The A-Team*
    The A-Team Takes Aim At NASCAR Fans

    The A-Team opens on June 11, and just to make sure that its target audience of 35 - 50-year-old men (aka, The People Old Enough to Remember Mr. T) know the film is en route, several of the cast appeared on the racetrack in Charlotte over the Memorial Day weekend to make a lap before the NASCAR...

  • Theta-based plug-in hybrid crossover prototype spy shots
    Spy Shots: GM Testing Theta-Based Plug-In Hybrid Crossover Prototype

    When General Motors shut down Saturn late last year, it lost more than a quarter of its sales of hybrid vehicles. Saturn, with no V-8 models, full-size SUVs or pickups, was GM’s most fuel-efficient brand and was second only to Chevrolet for overall hybrid sales with its Vue and Aura...

  • Scott Brown

    We wish we could get excited about Scott Brown*. Yes, his victory was historic. Yes it will mean interesting things in Washington. But for the love of Benji, did the man have to whip out a pickup truck to prove that he's a red-blooded American? Snore. Now, look: we have nothing against pickup trucks. In fact, some of us prefer them to cars and SUVs (even though we're constantly being asked to help people move, and as much as we love telling people "no", you can have too much of a good thing). However, this idea that people who drive trucks are automatically populist and patriotic is patently...

  • 2007 GMC Yukon SLE
    Usher goes to mall, someone steals $1M in stuff from his 2007 GMC Yukon

    You know what, Usher? You're kind of awesome. Not, like, awesome-awesome, but still: we're into you. You've managed to dodge the Kanye ego-bullet, you've avoided name issues like a certain P-Diddy, aka Puff Daddy, aka Piddles, aka Sean John. You have formidable abdominal muscles, and we even like...

  • 2010 GMC Granite Concept
    2010 Detroit Auto Show: GMC Granite Concept Live Gallery

    With echoes of the Kia Soul, Scion xB and other modern compact crossovers, the GMC Granite Concept takes the professional grade brand in a new urban direction. These live shots show the blocky yet sleek proportions come off as well in person as they do in studio shots. With a 1.4-liter turbocharged...

  • 2010 GMC Granite Concept
    2010 Detroit Auto Show: GMC Granite Concept Car Mashes Up Scion, Soul

    With the 2011 Chevrolet Orlando compact crossover already in the product pipeline, General Motors is clearly planning a spin-off for the GMC truck division. The new GMC crossover cruises into the 2010 Detroit Auto Show in the form of the GMC Granite concept, which GM bills as an...

  • GMC Urban Utility Concept teaser
    GMC Urban Utility Concept Teased Ahead Of Detroit Unveiling

    GMC will be showing of a new concept car at next week’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show and today a couple of teaser images of it have been released in the lead up to its unveiling. Described as "Efficient,” “Compact,” and “Fashionable," the new Urban Utility Concept is...

  • 2011 GMC Acadia Denali
    2011 GMC Acadia Adds Denali Trim

    There's a new luxury truck in the GM portfolio--or will be one soon, as GM confirms the addition of the 2011 GMC Acadia Denali to its fleet. The Acadia's the first crossover vehicle to get the Denali designation. The tag applies to luxury versions of its Yukon SUV and Sierra pickup with distinct...

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