Archives: November 2012

Parkway "bananas" over NASCAR Plaza

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Parkway Parkway Properties, an Orlando, Florida-based realty company, recently agreed to purchase the 20-floor NASCAR Plaza office building for nearly $100 million. The company plans to purchase the 390,000-square-foot building as well as the 525 North Tryon building along with it. Earlier this year, Parkway Properties purchased the Hearst Tower from Bank of America for $250 million. The NASCAR Plaza was owned by Trinity Capital Advisors and Ruben ...
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Jimmie Johnson carries Sprint Cup lead to Texas

Friday, November 2, 2012
Jimmie Johnson carries Sprint Cup lead to TexasJimmie Johnson is the leader in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and is just two races away from being crowned champion, if things continue the way they have been. Chances are Brad Keselowski and Clint Bowyer feel otherwise, who are second and third in the race, respectively. This Sunday is the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway, the first of the last two races. The course doesn't usually come with the high amount of a ...
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Outfit your cars for winter activities

Friday, November 2, 2012
Outfit your cars for winter activitiesEven though the weather outside is getting frightful that doesn't mean people are packing up and heading south for the winter. We're not geese. As a matter of fact, anyone who likes to hunt, fish or bird watch, the cold winter months means outdoor time is heating up. Hunting and fishing seasons are set to kick off and bird watching, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the fastest-growing outdoor activity in the United State ...
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Rain-soaked vehicles need car mats

Monday, November 5, 2012
Rain-soaked vehicles need car matsThe National Automobile Dealers recently issued advice to car owners who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, urging them to use caution before moving vehicles that have been soaked or flooded by rain. NADA Chairman Bill Underriner said the amount of damage depends on how long a vehicle has been submerged and how deep under water it was, but a good rule of thumb is to take extra caution if a vehicle's carpets have been wet for an extended peri ...
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Car care tips for parents, teens this winter

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Car care tips for parents, teens this winterAs the winter driver season is rapidly approaching, more parents should be reminding their teenagers on the importance of practicing preventative auto maintenance. According to  a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen drivers are making safer decisions while on road this year compared to years past, including more indicating they buckle up and fewer saying they risk driving with a friend who is under the influ ...
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Iowa pheasant season opener a success

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Iowa pheasant season opener a successIt was an overall success as the 2012 pheasant season recently kicked off in Iowa.  Conservation officers reported there were better bird numbers, particularly in northwest Iowa, while fewer birds were seen in southern Iowa. As a whole, hunters were encouraged but not completely satisfied with the opening weekend when compared to years before. "The general consensus is that the opener was good compared to the past few years," Mark Guli ...
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Cars damaged by Sandy could hit the market

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Cars damaged by Sandy could hit the marketForbes recently warned potential car buyers to pay extra attention when purchasing a vehicle as many damaged or flooded cars from Hurricane Sandy could be cleaned and resold. Car buyers are encouraged to utilize inspectmyride.com, which provides a thorough inspection of a car, like the one issued to a car after it's returned from a lease. For a small fee, a reputable mechanic will identify problems with that the car that need to be fixed. C ...
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No replay in NASCAR, officials say

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
No replay in NASCAR, officials sayIn the latest NASCAR news today, officials said that they did not need to take another look at whether Jimmie Johnson passed the leader Brad Keselowski during the final restart at Texas Motor Speedway. Johnson passed Keselowski, taking the lead after the restart with just two laps remaining in the race before going on to win in Texas, accounting for his fifth win of the season and second consecutive win. Johnson was leading in overall stan ...
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App helps hunters and anglers

Thursday, November 8, 2012
App helps hunters and anglersHunters from Georgia will be pleased to know there is now a phone application that will help them find more wildlife. The Official Georgia Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Guide is powered by Pocket Ranger technology and was recently released by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The app is free of charge and provides crucial information for hunters and anglers, giving novice and seasoned sportsman and outdoor enthusiasts helpful ...
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Preview of NASCAR's Phoenix race

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Preview of NASCAR's Phoenix raceThe second to last race in the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup is this coming weekend at Phoenix International Raceway in the latest NASCAR news today, as more than 100,000 fans are expected to show up for the race. The track has recently undergone renovations and is ready for what is already a huge race. “Last year we made a commitment to NASCAR and the drivers to groom the race surface for three races using the tire rotator machine,&rdq ...
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Winterize your car before the cold hits

Monday, November 12, 2012
Winterize your car before the cold hitsThe mercury is falling as they say and there is no better time than now for drivers to begin winterizing their cars for the upcoming cold and snow. There is a strong chance of frigid temperatures coming for the 2012-2013 season, according to AccuWeather.com. Experts believe this winter might be similar to the cold bouts seen in the late 1970s. In these weather conditions, cars often take a beating and owners need to be prepared. "Today's ...
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NASCAR race looked like Tyson vs. Holyfield

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
NASCAR race looked like Tyson vs. HolyfieldIn the latest NASCAR breaking news, officials are currently deliberating on whether to suspend Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon for a fight that took place after a race on November 11 at the Phoenix International Speedway. The incident began with seven laps remaining in the race and Bowyer, whether intentional or not, made contact with Gordon's car, which would then become black-flagged. Gordon should have driven the car off the track but inst ...
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Firearm deer hunting season around the corner

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Firearm deer hunting season around the cornerHunters preparing for deer season to open in mid-Michigan as well as in other states popular among deer hunters, can expect large populations of deer awaiting them. The deer hunting season opens for firearms in Michigan on November 15 and will go until November 30. Hunters are encouraged to brush up on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' most recent regulations. Those hitting the outdoors for the hunting season are encouraged to ...
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Penske owner on the verge of first Sprint Cup

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Penske owner on the verge of first Sprint CupIn NASCAR news today, Roger Penske, owner of Penske Racing, took a chance signing the young Brad Keselowski four years ago that seems to be paying off. Apparently he saw beyond the inexperienced kid who only had one cup win at the time. "One of Roger's great attributes is his ability to relate to people regardless of age, social or professional position, and to engage in real dialogue with them even if he may not subscribe to everything th ...
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Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and car care

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and car careThere is no better way to give thanks, to what some consider a member of the family - their car - than to have it thoroughly inspected before hitting the road for Thanksgiving. The Car Care Council recently issued a report urging those driving for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to have their vehicles looked at before hitting the road. A quick checkup can save loads of time, money and hassle, if a car happens to break down miles away from ...
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More than 9 million cars were registered in Sandy-affected areas

Friday, November 16, 2012
More than 9 million cars were registered in Sandy-affected areasThere are more than 9 million vehicles registered in the areas where Hurricane Sandy inflicted damage, according to a recent report by Experian Automotive. Although initial data has not nailed down how many cars were damaged by the superstorm, Experian does not anticipate that Sandy laid claim to as many cars as recent hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Irene. The report did show that during the first six months of 2012, more than 1.6 million ca ...
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Joey Coulter takes third in Miami

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Joey Coulter takes third in MiamiJoey Coulter of the Rip It Energy Fuel team drove his No. 22 Chevrolet to a third place finish at the season ending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "A third-place finish is a great way to end the season," Coulter said. "At first I didn't think the Rip It Energy Fuel crew was going to be able to pull off that strong of a result, we really struggled during the first part of the race. But thanks to the call ...
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Penske and Keselowski win first Sprint Cup

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Penske and Keselowski win first Sprint CupRoger Penske is a household name in NASCAR but has been unable to win a Sprint Cup championship, until now. In NASCAR news today, Brad Keselowski, 28, recently came in 15th place at Homestead-Miami Speedway, allowing him to maintain the overall points lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, and giving him his first cup win. Keselowski was able to beat out second place Jimmie Johnson, as the five-time Sprint Cup winner had to leave the race wi ...
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As housing starts rise, so do truck sales

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
As housing starts rise, so do truck salesAuto manufacturers are expecting that with an improving housing market bolstering new home constructions, pickup truck sales will also increase. Those in the market for a pickup might want to consider the 2012 Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra CrewMax as both were named the safest trucks by J.D. Power and Associates. Truck owners, especially involved with construction, should equip their vehicles with Husky Liners® mud flaps. Chrysler recen ...
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Truckers offer tips to stay safe during holiday travels

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Truckers offer tips to stay safe during holiday travelsA recent AAA study showed that more than 43.6 million motorists are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their homes during the Thanksgiving weekend. In response to the high number of travelers, American Trucking Association, a group of elite professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles, released a report offering advice on how to make it through the weekend on the road as safely as possible. Americans with their own ...
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Ford Ranger wins International Pick-Up Award 2013

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ford Ranger wins International Pick-Up Award 2013The Ford Ranger recently won the International Pick-Up Award 2013 by a panel of judges who unanimously voted for it based upon its on- and off- road capability, payload, engine line up, towing capacity and safety. The Ranger won the award for its versatility on and off the road, as well as its economical engines that do not give up on performance. The truck offers three different cab sizes including double, super and regular. In addition, ...
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Ensure your car is not a target for theft during the holidays

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ensure your car is not a target for theft during the holidaysAmericans are expected to flood into retailers on Black Friday in hopes of taking advantage of sales being offered. What many do not know is that while they are driving from store to store through the holiday shopping season, criminals may be scoping their vehicles for an easy score themselves. November and December are when the most auto thefts occur in the United States and in response, Help Eliminate Auto Thefts has issued tips for holi ...
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Car sales back to normal after Sandy, truck demand up

Monday, November 26, 2012
Car sales back to normal after Sandy, truck demand upNovember new vehicle sales have returned to the healthy levels seen before Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast at the end of October, according to a recent sales forecast by J.D. Power and Associates' Power Information Network and LMC Automotive. Industry experts are betting that the surge in retail sales will be led by increasing truck sales during November. The report showed that new vehicle retail sales are expected to reach 931,900 unit ...
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List of 10 best car deals

Monday, November 26, 2012
List of 10 best car dealsKelley Blue Book recently released its list of the 10 Best Car Deals of the Month, indicating the best November deals for holiday shoppers who are looking for fuel efficient models. The list was put together by KBB experts and analysts, who found the best offerings for new currently available cars that receive a nearly estimated 40 miles to the gallon by the Environmental Protection Agency. A sample of cars on the list include the 2013 Chev ...
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Decisive Magazine names 2013 Ram 1500 'Urban Truck of the Year'

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Decisive Magazine names 2013 Ram 1500 'Urban Truck of the Year'Decisive Magazine recently named the 2013 Ram 1500 the Urban Truck of the Year, placing it on the top of its list. "We are extremely pleased that the automotive industry continues to recognize the efforts of Ram Truck brand, and honored to receive Decisive Magazine's 2013 Urban Truck of the Year award for the new Ram 1500," said Fred Diaz, president and CEO of Ram Truck Brand. "We've worked passionately to build durable, capable trucks with ...
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Ram Truck launches commercial truck division, as truck demand is expected to increase

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Ram Truck launches commercial truck division, as truck demand is expected to increaseTom Libby, lead North American Forecasting analyst at Polk research firm, told the Associated Press earlier this month that he expects by the end of November, truck sales will be up as housing starts have increased throughout the country. Usually with an improved housing industry, truck sales increase because workers demand trucks to build homes. In response to these expectations, Ram Truck recently announced that it has created a new divi ...
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Toyota Tundra CrewMax 'going places'

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Toyota Tundra CrewMax 'going places'Toyota recently announced that it will be hosting various consumer activities at the upcoming Los Angeles International Auto Show as a part of their new tagline "Let's Go Places." The Toyota Tundra CrewMax will have a special display as it recently went places, and brought something along with it. The automaker announced it was getting rid of old slogan "Moving Forward" in September at the Toyota National Dealer Meeting in Las Vegas on Sep ...
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NASCAR Trucks to add dirt track to schedule

Thursday, November 29, 2012
NASCAR Trucks to add dirt track to scheduleNASCAR Camping World Truck series driver Joey Coulter will have to bust out his Husky Liners® mud flaps for next season because it's going to get dirty. In the latest NASCAR breaking news, Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR champion and owner of the Eldora Speedway, along with Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Operations, announced that the NASCAR Camping World Truck series is adding the dirt track of Eldora to its 22- ...
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10th Anniversary Edition of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon debuts at LA Auto Show

Friday, November 30, 2012
10th Anniversary Edition of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon debuts at LA Auto ShowThe Los Angeles International Auto Show is currently in full swing and automakers are taking the opportunity as a time to debut new vehicles and the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is one of them. Auto show officials announced earlier in the month that nearly 50 vehicles would be revealed for the first time on the event's press days on November 28 and 29. New cars included a diverse mix of the most popular trends and ...
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How to keep a car safe from holiday break-ins

Friday, November 30, 2012
How to keep a car safe from holiday break-insHoliday shopping is in full swing and The Hanover Insurance Group wants shoppers to be safe, offering tips on how to avoid car break ins, as many Americans will find themselves alone in parking garages or lots, while they have valuable gifts. "We want to believe the holidays are filled with kindness, peace and joy, but there are people out there haunting parking lots in hopes of taking advantage of the season," said Mark Desrochers, preside ...
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