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 |  Aug 30 2012, 5:15 PM

Toyota’s racing division (TRD) is hosting a custom vehicle build-off to raise money for charity. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 23 2012, 3:31 PM

The Lexus LFA has competed in every 24 Hours Nürburgring since 2008. Gazoo Racing, the team that campaigns the supercar, is celebrating this racing heritage in a new video. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 21 2012, 4:31 PM

Toyota Motorsports has just debuted its new GT86-based race car, engineered for entry-level German track racing that they say can be adapted for international sales. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 14 2012, 6:45 PM

Toyota’s new TMG performance division is debuting the production model, Yaris R1A racer, at the ninth round of the WRC.

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 |  Jul 27 2012, 1:01 PM

Toyota is returning to the Britcar 24 Hours in September, running the endurance race in paint livery reminiscent of the AE86 Corolla that twice won the British Touring Car Championship in the 1980s. Continue Reading…

 |  Jul 23 2012, 3:10 PM

By waiving his usual sanctioning fee and offering to cover all the costs associated with hosting an F1 race at the Nurburgring, Bernie Ecclestone is offering a helping hand to the distraught racing complex — but there’s a catch.

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 |  Jul 20 2012, 3:01 PM

Regional competition wrapped up for the Nissan Playstation GT Academy in the U.K., solidifying the date when a new pro race car driver will be chosen.

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 |  Jul 16 2012, 5:32 PM

Known for his can-do attitude, Bill Caswell is a veteran of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb which will see more electric race cars this year than ever before.

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 |  Jun 26 2012, 3:40 PM

Can video games really become a reality? Absolutely and if you’re one of our regular readers you probably know how that can happen: the Nissan GT Academy.

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 |  Jun 18 2012, 3:02 PM

Joey Logano, 22, took first place this weekend on the newly resurfaced track at Michigan International Speedway.

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 |  Jun 13 2012, 4:32 PM

The Chinese have something to learn about watching car racing, and maybe beer drinking too in light of the fact that the race was cancelled for a beer festival.

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 |  Jun 11 2012, 4:28 PM

Muscle probably isn’t the first thought that comes to mind when you see a Lexus badge, but that doesn’t mean the brand can’t pack a serious punch — something drift king Ken Gushi  and the IS F CCS-R he will be driving up Pike’s Peak will undoubtedly prove.

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 |  Jun 07 2012, 7:02 PM

Racing is probably one of the last things you know him for, unless you’re thinking of racing across the galaxy, but Patrick Stewart will be racing in this summer’s Silverstone Classic

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 |  Jun 07 2012, 3:15 PM

Known as an innovator in racing, Audi isn’t being bashful about showing off its new hybrid diesel electric R18 e-Tron race car.

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 |  Jun 06 2012, 7:15 PM

With raceday approaching, more of the cars set to compete in this year’s Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb are starting to emerge.

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 |  Jun 05 2012, 10:02 AM

Another video of the head-turning Nissan Delta Wing emerged online, this time giving us a look at the car’s initial testing.

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 |  Jun 01 2012, 5:32 PM

Fraught with delays and uncertainty, Texas’ latest race track, the Circuit of the Americas, is still under construction. Despite that, a digital version is ready to go, giving gamers the first crack at the new track.

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 |  May 30 2012, 7:32 PM

If there’s one thing that probably beats being on the drug that is Charlie Sheen, it’s driving an F1 car. For better or worse, the average person has about as much of a shot at piloting one as they would at surviving Sheen’s devil-may-care cocaine habit. 

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 |  May 29 2012, 1:29 PM

Despite setbacks, Toyota Racing has finally filled the seats of its TS030 hybrid race cars, which will debut next month at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

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 |  May 24 2012, 3:32 PM

A new advantage will be granted to Audi’s drivers next month in the 24 Hours of Le Mans: a rear-view mirror. It wasn’t possible to see behind the R18 race car until now, thanks to a tiny rear-mounted camera.

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 |  May 21 2012, 1:02 PM

This year is the 50th anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra, and tragically also the year its creator passed away.

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 |  May 17 2012, 9:34 AM

The Bentley EXP 9F can do anything — it can tame lions, break hearts and apparently take on the world’s toughest off-road race: the Dakar Rally.

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 |  May 04 2012, 6:40 PM

The hybrid, all-wheel drive Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car sporting a diesel powerplant will make its race debut at Spa Francorchamps this weekend. 

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 |  May 03 2012, 12:03 PM

As the second most popular sport in America, someone from outside the country might assume that most people understand Nascar. Unfortunately, there are still quite a few of us who happen upon a race while channel surfing and see little more than a lot of left turns and the occasional explosion. 

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