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Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

...Audi, BMW and Subaru force their owners to add a quart as often as once a month.In the magazine's annual survey of car owners, significant numbers reported what the magazine considered to be excessive oil consumption. Consumer Reports focused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/consumer-reports-finds-som
Teammates in NASCAR sometimes go for broke if victory is near

Car owner Jack Roush has seen teammates fight in the past, so tension between Xfinity...Wallace said. "We just got run over. It sucks that it was my teammate."Car owners want all of their teams to be competitive, sometimes at the expense of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-06-03/teammates-nascar-sometimes
Richard Petty has idea on how to bring more competition back into NASCAR

...NASCAR-record 200 races and seven championships. He's remained in the sport since his retirement after the 1992 season as a car owner."I know they don't pay any attention to me, but I got experience," he said. "I got my own idea of how things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-27/richard-petty-has-idea-how
Montoya gives struggling series the Indy 500 it needed

...think about how we started the month, all the issues, the negative things that came out about the racecars," winning car owner Roger Penske said. "It was a safe race. The world saw the race that we wanted to see come out of Indianapolis ? the 'Greatest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-25/montoya-gives-strugg
Recall on auto air bags double for Takata in US

...moisture can get into the inflators and cause the ammonium nitrate to burn hotter than it should, Rosekind said.He urged car owners who get recall notices in the mail should immediately make an appointment to get their cars fixed. Owners can key in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/recall-auto-air-bags-doubl
Two drivers are fined, placed on probation for walking across the racing surface

...Dillon's car was too low in post-race inspection. Car owner Richard Childress was docked 10 points. Penalties reduced...around dry ice between the gas tank and the fuel pump.Car owner Hoss Ellington was fined $5,000 for the device.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-06-03/two-drivers-are-fined-plac
Across Georgia

...tax creditATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Revenue is working to correct an error that led to hundreds of electric car owners being denied a tax credit.More than 800 people were notified that the state mistakenly denied them a $5,000 tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-03/across-georgia
Senate Republicans offer another plan to fix SC roads

...similar to a bill on the Senate floor. It would raise gas taxes by 12 cents over three years, add a flat fee for hybrid cars owners and raise driver's license and vehicle registration fees. Senators estimate it would raise about $800 million in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-07/senate-republicans-offer
Denny Hamlin benefits from clean air to win $1 million race

...preference of team owners, who are forced to spend money with every change."There's been good communication between the car owners and NASCAR - before we make a change, we look at the costs associated with it," said Roger Penske. "The main thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-17/denny-hamlin-benefits-clea
NAPA signs on as primary sponsor of Chase Elliott starting in 2016

...crew chief ? he led Ward Burton to victories in the 2002 Daytona 500 and the 2001 Southern 500 ? before becoming a car owner seven years ago. FIERI TO GIVE CALL: NASCAR's annual Sprint All-Star Race next week will feature TV personality...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-06/napa-signs-primary-sponsor