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6:35 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Scott Dixon used a breathtaking run of more than 234 mph to post the fastest Indianapolis 500 pole run in history. The New Zealander will lead the field to green in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for the fifth time in his career. Considered the best driver of
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DETROIT — Jake Neher has joined the Automotive News multimedia team as coordinating producer for audio. Neher, 34, has worked in public radio for the past 12 years. Most recently, he was senior editor for WDET’s “Detroit Today With Stephen Henderson” and co-host of its popular Michigan politics podcast, “MichMash.” A Michigander for most of
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In this article .FKRX300 Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Hyundai Motor said on Sunday it plans to invest $5 billion in the U.S. by 2025 to further develop mobility technologies in areas like autonomous driving, robotics, and A.I. The investment comes alongside the automaker’s recent announcement of a plan to spend $5.54 billion
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6:04 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Rain held off long enough on Saturday to complete the first round of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on a soupy day that still produced eye-popping speeds not seen in 26 years at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rinus VeeKay and Pato O’Ward, a pair of young new stars, posted
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WASHINGTON — As the auto industry endures global supply chain disruptions, including a semiconductor shortage that emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, one trade association is hoping to avoid déjà vu. “Right now, our No. 1 public policy issue is to get passage of the competition bill that is making its way through Congress,” said Ann
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8:57 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson felt comfortable from his very first laps of Indianapolis 500 preparation. The seven-time NASCAR champion knows his way around The Brickyard — he won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway four times in a stock car — so not even a brush with the wall in an Indy
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7:31 AM ET BARCELONA, Spain — Aston Martin has hit back at Red Bull in Formula One’s latest copying row, with the team’s technical director Andrew Green saying he is “disappointed” by comments made by Red Bull team principal Christian Horner in the media. Aston Martin has brought a significant update to its car at
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10:25 PM ET Associated Press DINWIDDIE, Va. — Matt Hagan made the quickest Funny Car run in Virginia Motorsports Park history Saturday to top qualifying for the Virginia NHRA Nationals. Hagan had a 3.853-second pass at 331.45 mph in Tony Stewart Racing’s Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat for his second No. 1 of the season and
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9:58 AM ET Mercedes have not given up on defending their Formula One constructors’ title despite a difficult start to the season, the team’s technical director Mike Elliott said on Saturday. The team, who have won the past eight world championships, are third overall after five races and 63 points adrift of leaders Ferrari, with
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7:21 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato shot to the top of the speed chart late Tuesday on the first day of preparations for “The Great American Race.” Sato went 228.939 miles per hour (368.44 kph) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway to bump six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon as fastest
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7:49 PM ET Associated Press DINWIDDIE, Va. — Brittany Force won the Top Fuel class in the Virginia NHRA Nationals on Sunday and John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight took the Funny Car crown at Virginia Motorsports Park. Force beat four-time defending season champion Steve Torrence with a 3.770-second pass at 334.07 mph for her
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9:41 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato was the fastest driver at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before IndyCar drivers were given some extra boost for Friday’s practice. He was even quicker afterward — despite the incredibly gusty winds. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner from Japan finished atop the speed chart for the third consecutive
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6:58 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — First came the wind – 41 mph gusts that created some of the most challenging conditions in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history — and the rain was expected to follow. It put IndyCar on its heels on “Fast Friday” as race officials scrambled to save qualifying for the Indianapolis
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9:36 AM ET BARCELONA, Spain — Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, have announced that Aston Martin’s upgraded car is legal after it launched an investigation into the apparent similarities between its AMR22 car and Red Bull’s RB18. Aston Martin is among a number of teams that have brought significant updates to this weekend’s Spanish
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8:29 AM ET MIAMI — In the hours before the Miami Grand Prix, Formula One’s paddock was teeming with VIPs, sport stars and celebrities. Everywhere you looked, famous faces emerged from the crowd. Tom Brady crossed paths with Michael Jordan in the Mercedes garage. David Beckham greeted the Williams sisters outside Red Bull. Pharrell Williams
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ATC Drivetrain said it acquired battery life cycle management company Global Battery Solutions. The news, announced Wednesday, comes after the automotive remanufacturing firm in April acquired Treharne, an electric vehicle manufacturing and battery life cycle management company based in the U.K., to “support customers’ global needs in the EV and hybrid powertrain areas.” ATC, based in suburban Detroit,
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It took Wally Darwish more than 20 months to bring his first dealership purchases across the finish line — something he said he had prepared decades for. Darwish last month purchased 10 franchised dealerships in New York state from Billy Fuccillo Jr. and Fuccillo Automotive Group, picking up four Ford dealerships and three Stellantis stores,
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With new-car supplies disrupted, Nissan Motor Co. is helping its dealers step up their used-vehicle game. This fall, the automaker will launch a certified pre-owned program for non-Nissan brand vehicles. The vehicles will receive an 84-point inspection and a 6-month/6,000-mile limited warranty, compared with a 167-point inspection and a 7-year/ 100,000-mile warranty for Nissan-brand CPOs.
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Supplier American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. is exploring a potential sale, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The company has hired an adviser to help with the process, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information. A leveraged buyout through a private equity firm is a likely option, one person
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