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3:37 PM ET Associated Press The Indianapolis 500 is set to be the largest sporting event in the world since the start of the pandemic with 135,000 spectators permitted to attend. “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” next month. Indianapolis Motor Speedway said Wednesday it worked with the Marion County Public Health Department to determine that
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Volkswagen has announced pricing for its new 2022 Taos subcompact crossover, with the base model starting at $2,250 less than the base model of the similarly sized Tiguan. The German brand said the base model front-wheel-drive Taos will start at $24,190 including delivery when it arrives in U.S. dealerships in June and will be available
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8:58 PM ET ESPN staff George Floyd’s murder — and the graphic footage that captured his final breaths — rocked athletes, coaches and executives throughout professional and amateur sports. With the country already on edge just a couple months into the COVID-19 pandemic, a viral video showed then-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s
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Mexican supplier Nemak reported net income of $40 million in the first quarter, compared with a net loss of $14 million in the year-earlier period, and attributed the turnaround to cost-reduction initiatives and an improved product mix in its electric vehicle and structural applications segment. Revenue increased 15 percent to about $1.04 billion, up from
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9:11 AM ET Mercedes believes it is still lagging behind rivals Red Bull on outright car performance this year, despite the team leading both drivers’ and constructors’ championships after the opening two rounds of the season. 1 Related After seven consecutive years of title success, Mercedes looks set for its toughest battle for the championship
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General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra on April 1, 2020 tours one of the company’s facilities in Warren, Michigan that will produce Level 1 face masks. GM DETROIT — General Motors is taking a surprisingly simple approach to its return to work strategy for employees: “Work appropriately.” That’s the message being conveyed Tuesday by
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1:53 PM ET One day on from his collision with Valtteri Bottas at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Williams driver George Russell has apologised for the way he handled himself after the accident. 1 Related Russell flatly blamed Bottas in the immediate aftermath of the high-speed accident, which saw both cars destroyed against the crash
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Monday said hourly and salaried workers at a handful of its U.S. manufacturing plants could begin to receive COVID-19 vaccinations on-site. The automaker said it is partnering with the UAW and various pharmacies and health care providers to offer the shots in southeast Michigan; Lima, Ohio; and Kansas City,
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In this article TSLA Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils a new all-wheel-drive version of the Model S car in Hawthorne, California October 9, 2014. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters On Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it “immediately” launched another investigation into Tesla following a fatal crash in Spring, Texas over the weekend.
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9:56 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Erica Enders went from nearly not qualifying to winning the Pro Stock finale in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. In her 300th career start, the back-to-back world champ earned her 30th career win with a run of 6.656
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With its purchase of Michigan’s Suburban Collection last week, Lithia Motors Inc. adds a portfolio of nearly three dozen stores in the Upper Midwest, a previously untapped region for the Medford, Ore., company and key to its plans to blanket the country with dealerships. Also important to Lithia’s strategy as it enters the region is
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2:17 PM ET Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said George Russell had “lots to learn” after the Mercedes junior driver clashed with Valtteri Bottas at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Russell, who is on a long-term development contract with Mercedes but currently drives for Williams, collided with Bottas while attempting to take ninth position from
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Mercedes-Benz is adopting the boxy styling of its rugged G-Class off-roader with its latest battery-powered vehicle, the EQB. The compact utility will offer seating for up to seven people and is targeted at families who want a greener alternative to the GLB combustion engine model on which it’s based. The EQB’s driving range is 478
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Walmart and Cruise will begin testing deliveries by driverless car in 2021. Walmart Walmart is investing in Cruise, General Motors’ majority-owned self-driving vehicle subsidiary, as part of a new $2.75 billion funding round for the company. The decision to invest comes about five months after the companies started developing a pilot program to use Cruise
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12:58 PM ET Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Jimmie Johnson hopped on a scooter and navigated his way through an unfamiliar Alabama paddock. He stopped to lean against a stack of tires for a quick conversation with childhood hero Rick Mears then went to work on his new career. The seven-time NASCAR champion turned 22
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Volkswagen is expanding its electric vehicle family with two versions of a production-ready, three-row, seven-passenger crossover that it will begin producing in China with two joint-venture partners. A version of the Atlas-sized ID6 — the latest in the automaker’s global lineup of EVs, following the debut last year of the Golf-sized ID3 and Tiguan-sized ID4
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11:39 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Robert Hight raced to the provisional No. 1 spot with a standout performance in Funny Car qualifying Friday night, the first NHRA four-wide race in two years. Hight, the runner-up at this year’s season opener, had a run of 3.922-seconds at 327.59 mph in his Camaro at
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