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US files charge against Toyota, $1.2B penalty

...the talks.The negotiations began less than two months after an Oklahoma jury awarded $3 million in damages to the injured driver of a 2005 Camry and to the family of a passenger who was killed.The ruling was significant because Toyota had won all...
Toyota to enter settlement negotiations

...The negotiations come less than two months after an Oklahoma jury awarded a total of $3 million in damages to the injured driver of a 2005 Camry and to the family of a passenger who was killed.Toyota had won all previous unintended acceleration...
Injured driver back in Brazil

SAO PAULO --- Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, recovering from a life-threatening crash nine days earlier in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, arrived home in Brazil on Monday.
Each fender-bender causes insurance to rise the 15-to 20-year-old age group died in motor vehicle crashes in 2006, and an additional 272,000 were injured. Drivers age 15-to 20 accounted for 12.9 percent of all the drivers involved in fatal crashes and 16 percent of all the...
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Stewart expects to start Sunday

...competition director Robin Pemberton, who added the stringent points system is unlikely to be changed to accommodate injured drivers. "That's been brought up from time to time, but I think that would be hard to govern," Pemberton said. "As...
Study: Drivers using cell phones more likely to crash

...occurring during clear conditions. About nine out of 10 crashes involved other vehicles and more than half of the injured drivers said their crashes happened within 10 minutes of the start of the trip. Many studies examining cell phone use in...
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New Year's racing cover

...would that lesson the severity of a poor finish, it would keep junkers off the track at the end of the race and allow injured drivers a chance to recuperate without hurting the entire team. Continue the work on safety and demand every speedway to...
Skinner hired to fill in for Nadeau

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mike Skinner was hired Tuesday to take injured driver Jerry Nadeau's spot at MB2 Motorsports. Mike Wallace had filled in since May, when Nadeau was critically injured in a wreck...
NASCAR notebook

...Elliott's injury rekindled an idea to give relief to injured drivers. The plan, which is quickly gaining popularity in...the best 32 finishes during the 36-race season, injured drivers can seek treatment instead of driving hurt, and healthy...
NASCAR doesn't give extra points for injured drivers

FONTANA, Calif. - Ricky Craven jogged down pit road short after qualifying Friday because he wanted to be the first to congratulate Steve Park for winning the pole position.