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NASCAR Recap: Harvick Wins at Dover and Advances to Contender Round

NASCAR Recap: Harvick Wins at Dover and Advances to Contender Round

Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick needed to win Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway to advance to the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs, and when the pressure was at its highest, Harvick and his No. 4 Chevrolet SS responded with an excellent performance, leading 354 of 400 laps to pick up his third […]

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NASCAR Recap: Kenseth Dominates The Field At Richmond

NASCAR Recap: Kenseth Dominates The Field At Richmond

Veteran NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth couldn’t be touched this past Saturday night at Richmond International Speedway, leading 352 of 400 laps, in route to his fourth Sprint Cup Series win of 2015. The win ties Kenseth with Chevrolet driver Jimmie Johnson and Toyota racer Kyle Busch for the series lead with four wins a piece. […]

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NASCAR Closed Captioning Loses Mind, Starts Naming MLB Players

NASCAR Closed Captioning Loses Mind, Starts Naming MLB Players

An unusual thing happened during last night’s Fox Sports 1 broadcast of the second NASCAR race at Daytona. This: Yes, like HAL 9000 being deactivated, last night’s NASCAR closed captioning started losing his mind, Dave. The Adventures in Closed Captioning lasted five minutes (full transcript below), beginning with the repetition of new Cubs manager Joe […]

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Buckle Up: Booster Seats Finds Children Leave Booster Seats Too Soon

Buckle Up: Booster Seats Finds Children Leave Booster Seats Too Soon

As the country observes National Child Passenger Safety Week this week, embedded within Baby Safety Month, Safe Kids Worldwide has released an alarming study in a report called “Buckle Up: Booster Seats,” which was funded in part by a $2 million grant from the General Motors Foundation. The report states than nine out of 10 […]

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Mary Barra and Phil LeBeau Sit Down for a Chat

Mary Barra and Phil LeBeau Sit Down for a Chat

LeBeau is not baffled that Barra is both mother and CEO

Mary Barra and Phil LeBeau got a chance to sit down with one another at the Intelligent Transport Summit over the weekend and discuss a plethora of subjects. CNBC’s LeBeau, of course, discussed future technologies related to the Intelligent Transport Summit, which include vehicle-to-vehicle communication and Super Cruise. (You can read Barra’s full remarks to […]

 Kyle Johnson

In Today’s GM Schadenfreude: GMC Yukon Catches Fire During Test Drive

In Today’s GM Schadenfreude: GMC Yukon Catches Fire During Test Drive

Do GM vehicles dream of ways to kill drivers? Yes, and they're getting awfully imaginative.

At this point, it’s impossible not to feel bad for General Motors CEO Mary Barra. It’s one thing when your company has already issued recall after recall after recall after recall after recall. It’s another thing when you have to personally apologize for the deaths of a dozen people at a press conference and stand […]

 Kyle Johnson

Did GM Set Mary Barra Up for a Fall with Ignition Switch Recall?

Did GM Set Mary Barra Up for a Fall with Ignition Switch Recall?

Mary Barra has stepped up and taken ownership of GM's disastrous recall where her male counterparts would have no doubt shriveled.

Back in December, Mary Barra made history when she took over for the outgoing Dan Akerson and became the first female CEO of an American automaker. What should have been a momentous occasion—with early projections of success at NAIAS and plenty to be excited about in 2014—quickly turned disastrous when a recall was issued for […]

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1.5 Million More GM Vehicles Have Been Recalled

1.5 Million More GM Vehicles Have Been Recalled

When it rains, it pours. And when it pours, an umbrella really isn’t going to help much anyway. After General Motors recalled 1.37 million vehicles here in the United States and came under fire from the media and government alike, 1.5 million more GM vehicles have been recalled. The automaker will also take on a […]