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Merrill takes dramatic TA2 victory at VIR

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https://racer.com - The Trans Am TA2 powered by AEM class delivered another outstanding show for the fans on hand at Virginia International Raceway, with an action-packed Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli race on Saturday. The dramatic TA2 race featured battles from front to back in the 25-car starting field, with Thomas Merrill (#81 Skip Barber Racing/Big Diehl Racing Ford Mustang) dodging multiple incidents including a frightening accident on the white flag lap to secure his third win of the season in a race that finished under yellow.

In GM strike, old grievances get retooled for new era

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https://www.autonews.com - As the UAW strike against GM nears a second week, the issues in dispute are similar to those that sparked walkouts in the past: health care, wages and the company’s commitment to invest in U.S. operations.

Just another weekend for Newgarden's 'rookie' race engineer

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https://racer.com - The smiling Canadian on Josef Newgarden’s timing stand is his new race engineer, Gavin Ward. On the cusp of his first NTT IndyCar Series championship, the ‘rookie’ is in an enviable position as his Tennessean driver holds a solid lead over Alexander Rossi and fellow Penske driver Simon Pagenaud in the standings.

Larson focused on the big picture

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https://racer.com - Kyle Larson hasn’t grabbed a checkered flag in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in over two years, something you might figure would be uppermost on his mind. In fact, though, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver says he has bigger issues to focus on, now that the playoffs are under way.

GM offer to save Lordstown had a catch: Lower pay

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https://www.autonews.com - The automaker was prepared to build batteries in an Ohio town that’s been sweating the prospect that an manufacturing era will come to an end. But there was a catch. GM and a battery supplier would offer wages similar to what the company pays non-assembly workers who top out at $17 an hour.

IndyCar drivers hail ‘Laguna Seca Drift’

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https://racer.com - If you’ve always wanted to see what sideway driving looks like in an Indy car, make your way to WeatherTech Race Laguna Seca. Through two days of testing and practice, NTT IndyCar Series drivers have been captured flying through corners at obscene angles, and according to some of the fastest and bravest pilots in the paddock, it’s only going to get better — or worse, depending on your perspective — in the race.