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NASCAR has banned the "Hail Melon" move Ross Chastain used last year at Martinsville to earn a spot in the championship race. Chastain last October mashed the gas and deliberately smashed into the wall so that the energy would speed his car past his rivals. NASCAR said Tuesday the move would draw a penalty in 2023 under a previous rule about compromising safety. It was part of a series of competition tweaks for 2023 that includes the removal of an automatic four-race suspension to a crew chief if a tire comes off a car.

If you're planning a trip to Europe this year, you're not alone: Industry mavens are projecting a big year for transatlantic travel. For the most part, traveling to and within Europe is easy, but you need to know a bit before you leave.

Heinz Insu Fenkl’s autobiographical novel “Skull Water” (Spiegel & Grau, $28) was 25 years in the making. Born in South Korea and raised there, as well as Germany and the United States, the author said that being a biracial child made him stick out wherever he was. In the 1970s, his family took a cross-country road trip from Washington State to New Jersey to catch a [Military Airlift Command] flight to Germany. “We weren’t allowed to enter diners in the South because we were taken for Native American,” said Fenkl, who’s a professor of English at the State University of New York at New Paltz. “It made my father furious that we would all have to sit in the station wagon to eat. It was also very hard for us to find motels that would allow a white man with a Korean wife and four mixed-race children to stay. So we spent some nights all sleeping in the car.” The author resides with his family in New York’s Hudson Valley. Readers may pre-order copies of “Skull Water" at https://www.spiegelandgrau.com/skullwater.

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Acura dominated the debut of hybrid engines in North American sports car racing with a 1-2 finish Sunday at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Helio Castroneves and the automaker won the prestigious endurance race for a third consecutive year.

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ATLANTA — A recruiting analyst for the University of Georgia football team was not authorized to drive an SUV rented by the university at the time of a crash in which she and a football player died, athletic department officials said late Friday. After nearly two weeks of refusing to answer questions about the crash, the UGA Athletic Association released a brief statement in response to The ...

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Last week, a couple of friends joined us for dinner one evening and, since it had been a long time since the lunch I didn’t eat, food was on m…

IMSA is bringing North American sports car racing into the hybrid era starting with Saturday's Rolex 24 at Daytona. The twice-round-the-clock endurance race will be the first to use new hybrid engines in the top class. It makes IMSA the first North American racing series to use hybrid technology. The change lured new manufacturers to the class as automakers craved the pairing of a motorsports program that is in step with its road car program. 

Michael Shank bookended last season with a win in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona and closed the year with the IMSA championship. But the team owner has yet to relax as IMSA this weekend opens its season with a new era of hybrid engines. Shank wants Meyer Shank Racing to be the top Acura factory team. He'll attempt to defend last year's win in the twice-round-the-clock endurance race with a lineup of Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, and IMSA full-time drivers Tom Blomqvist and Colin Braun.

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Among older adults, there was a decrease in the number of collisions as drivers and an increase in injuries as pedestrians and cyclists following a March 2017 policy amendment for a cognitive screening test for older drivers at driver's license renewal, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Andrea E. McHugh Between multiple headline-making airline industry disruptions and severe weather events from coast to coast, many Americans are looking forward to hitting the road in lieu of the less than friendly skies this summer for that much-anticipated family vacation. In fact, a 2023 Travel Trend Report by RVshare, the largest community for RV […]

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President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more efficient appliances.

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FICTION: A small Southern town in the 1970s — and a couple — are torn by a mysterious triple murder. "Decent People" by De'Shawn Charles Winslow; Bloomsbury (272 pages, $28) ——— In "Decent People," his second novel, author De'Shawn Charles Winslow has a lot to say about a lot of things. In fewer than 300 pages, Winslow takes on love, racism, Black masculinity, morality, hypocrisy and justice ...

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CHICAGO — The Checker taxi garage was a massive place, just to the north of North Avenue and stretching from Wells Street west to North Park Avenue. It was a wild and busy and noisy place, a human beehive. Allan Lee Koss was in and out of there hundreds, likely thousands, of times. He drove for Checker from 1977 to 1988. He drove nights and, for him, it was a good job. And why not? If memory ...

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ATLANTA — The University of Georgia said Tuesday it is investigating events that preceded a late-night car crash that killed a football player and a member of the team’s recruiting staff. The head of the UGA Athletic Association said the investigation could lead to policy changes. His statement said the individuals involved in the crash were not engaged in university-sanctioned activities. “We ...

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