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  • Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons. But as the defending NASCAR champion prepares for the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, he feels as confident as ever that he'll once again be...

  • Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said Thursday that his office has completed its...

  • FIA restricts radio communication in F1

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The FIA has decided to ban all radio transmissions that help with car or driver performances at Formula One grands prix. F1 race director Charlie Whiting has sent a letter to all teams to say that messages from drivers asking for advice, or from teams informing their drivers about...

  • Vitale breaks down NASCAR's version of Sweet 16

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Dickie V has found a totally awesome PTP'er in NASCAR's version of a Sweet 16 bracket. ESPN college basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale has picked Jimmie Johnson to cut down the nets — or at least hoist the Sprint Cup trophy and have his seventh shining moment as NASCAR's champion. Vitale was...

  • 2015 Kia Soul - Review

    Bengt Halvorson, thecarconnestion.com | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

      The Soul continues for 2015 with only a handful of changes, after last year receiving its first complete redesign since its original introduction. The redesign was evolutionary, building on the Soul's unique place in the market. Kia also managed to address some of the boxy car's flaws...

  • 2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate: dripping luxury and coddling people

    By ALAN GELL, Automotive Journalist | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    It was the middle of July, which is almost the peak of 'hot' in Texas. So, when I found a new 2014 luxury Equus delivered for a week-long test drive, I was understandably pleased.  I knew instinctively that I would be coddled in almost every premium feature, including cooled seats window...

  • 2015 Chevrolet Volt - Review

    John Voelcker, thecarconnection.com | Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    The 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth model year, remains the first-ever high-volume electric car from General Motors. It's a five-door compact hatchback with four seats that combines around 40 miles of battery power with a small range-extending gasoline engine that produces electricity to...

  • Sexy electric supercar makes debut at Pebble Beach

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — A new electric supercar made its debut here Sunday to try to lure a few of the well-heeled away from traditional high-octane machines, reports USA Today. It's called the Renovo Coupe, a sexy rear-wheel-drive supercar powered by batteries that is billed as being able to...

  • 2014 Infiniti QX70: looks like a coupe but performs like a sports sedan

    BY ADAM GELL | Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    I like Infiniti vehicles and when I was told I would have a new QX70 for an entire week of test-driving, I was thrilled.  Infiniti may not be the most luxurious of cars, but they certainly drip with a lot of those features that make you go ‘Uh-huh.’  So what is a QX70?  It is...

  • Tony Stewart pulls out of weekend dirt track race

    Published: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Tony Stewart, who didn't race in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race after he struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. Saturday night during a race, also pulled out of an upcoming dirt track race at Plymouth Speedway. Ward was struck Saturday after climbing out of his car in a durit...

  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata: accolades & more accolades is good for Hyundai

    BY ADAM GELL | Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    The first press trip for media types was held in Alabama in June.  Then, a few weeks later, another 'ride-and-drive' event was held in the Memphis area.  Due to a conflict, I did not make the first one, but was privileged to be a part of the Memphis trip.  This new 2015 Sonata did...

  • 2015 Dodge Challenger: This one makes your jaws drop.

    By ALAN GELL | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    WOW!  This was a head-turner for automotive journalists.  The new 2015 Dodge Challenger really does have that 'wow' moment when the pedal is pushed down and you feel like you are in a race car, twisting and turning – doing laps on a race track.  

  • Chevy Volt top safety pick says insurance group

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    The Volt was named "Top Safety Pick Plus" Wednesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, because besides earning an "acceptable" rating in an actual crash test, the hybrid electric vehicle also has an optional forward collision warning system, CNN Money reports. It was the only car out...

  • Caravan of Corvettes coming to Oklahoma in August

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    EL RENO — Hundreds of Corvettes will be driving through Oklahoma next month on their way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Corvette Museum In Kentucky. The caravan will start in California and pick up cars as it heads east to the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The cars will...

  • 22 cars that won't be back next year

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    The best new cars of the 2015 model year are springing to life, but what about the walking dead -- the cars that are meeting their demise, timely or untimely? asks Yahoo Autos. View the Death list 2015: 22 cars that won't be back next year, and some will surprise you.

  • 2015 Volvo S60 T6: feel safe and enjoy the drive

    By ALAN GELL, Automotive Journalist | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Having a test-drive vehicle for a full week can be fun most of the time.  When I was told I was getting a new 2015 Volvo S60 sedan 2015 for a week, I was elated.  Volvo's certainly has the reputation for safety features, but this was an opportunity to evaluate the driving dynamics...

  • 2015 Volvo S60 T6: feel safe and enjoy the drive

    By ALAN GELL, | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Having a test-drive vehicle for a full week can be fun most of the time.  When I was told I was getting a new 2015 Volvo S60 sedan 2015 for a week, I was elated.  Volvo's certainly has the reputation for safety features, but this was an opportunity to evaluate the driving dynamics...

  • 2015 Volvo S60 T6: feel safe and enjoy the drive

    By ALAN GELL, Automotive Journalist | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Having a test-drive vehicle for a full week can be fun most of the time.  When I was told I was getting a new 2015 Volvo S60 sedan 2015 for a week, I was elated.  Volvo's certainly has the reputation for safety features, but this was an opportunity to evaluate the driving dynamics...

  • GM to pay victims $400 million to $600 million

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths. The families of those killed and people injured in crashes involving the ignition switch can start filing for payments next month. The automaker has...

  • 14-year-old girl killed in Go Kart wreck near Texas Motor Speedway

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A day of fun quickly turned tragic near the Texas Motor Speedway when a Go Kart went out of control, fatally injuring the 14-year-old female driver. The family of Kierstin Eaddy confirmed to NBC 5 that she was the one killed in the accident. They say the Flower Mound resident was an honor student...

  • 2015 Lexus NX: a 2-liter turbo in an upscale car

    By ALAN GELL | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The Lexus PR team is describing the NX model as 'Beyond Utility.'  The reference is to the obvious relationship to the Lexus RX utility vehicle which has been a best-seller for the car company.  The new NX model was put out for automotive journalists to test-drive through a variety of...

  • 2015 Lexus NX: a 2-liter turbo in an upscale car

    By ALAN GELL | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The Lexus PR team is describing the NX model as 'Beyond Utility.'  The reference is to the obvious relationship to the Lexus RX utility vehicle which has been a best-seller for the car company.  The new NX model was put out for automotive journalists to test-drive through a variety of...

  • 2015 Lexus NX: a 2-liter turbo in an upscale car

    By ALAN GELL | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The Lexus PR team is describing the NX model as 'Beyond Utility.'  The reference is to the obvious relationship to the Lexus RX utility vehicle which has been a best-seller for the car company.  The new NX model was put out for automotive journalists to test-drive through a variety of...

  • 2015 Lexus NX: a 2-liter turbo in an upscale car

    By ALAN GELL | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    The Lexus PR team is describing the NX model as 'Beyond Utility.'  The reference is to the obvious relationship to the Lexus RX utility vehicle which has been a best-seller for the car company.  The new NX model was put out for automotive journalists to test-drive through a variety of...

  • 2015 GMC Yukon - Review

    Marty Padgett, thecarconnection.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Updated powertrains, new fold-flat rear seats, and a sharper, trimmer look make the 2015 GMC Yukon the most impressive Yukon yet, building on the core of the new Sierra 1500 but diverging from the pickup more than ever before as well. The Yukon family of SUVs--Yukon, long-wheelbase Yukon XL,...



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