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IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon Dies in Fiery Pileup [PHOTO, VIDEO]

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed on Sunday after his car collided with others during the IndyCar Series season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His death was pronounced approximately two hours after he was airlifted to University Medical Center.

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What’s the Most Stolen Car on the Road Today?

New data from the Highway Loss Data Institute, which uses auto insurance claims to track the cars most likely to be stolen or broken into, says the most popular car with thieves is the Cadillac Escalade.

It’s the fourth year in a row the luxury SUV has topped the list, with about 10 of every 1,000 Escalades on the road falling victim to criminals. In a statement, Escalade maker GM said a number of theft-deterrent systems, such as sensors and better steering column locks, have been added to newer Escalades to combat the problem.

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Horrific Gas Station Car Crash Captured on Security Camera [VIDEO]

A security camera caught a horrific crash on tape in Texas as an SUV careened into a gas station and nearly struck two men, reports ‘The Early Show.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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Woman Drives Car Into Water, GPS to Blame [VIDEO]

In many cases, your GPS can be a life saver. In others, it’ll lead your car into a scary neighborhood, the wrong way on a one-way road or worse — into a body of water.

A woman who was using the GPS in her rental car while in Bellevue, Washington learned the hard way that you can’t always trust your GPS.

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Strategic Oil Reserves: Is It Time?

Over the last two weeks gas prices have jumped up 33 cents.  With this increase the price of gas is creeping closer and closer to $4/gallon.  As of today, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the state of Texas is $3

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VW Unveils The New Microbus Concept [PHOTOS]

Volkswagen is resurrecting the iconic Microbus, which first came onto the scene in 1950.  The vehicle has many nicknames such as VW Bus, Transporter, Kombi, Microvan, or depending on your altered state of mind,  Hippie Van, Hippiemobile, and Cheechmobile.

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