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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton takes the pole at German GP

...shock," Rosberg said. "I didn't see it coming ... I thought I would be easily on the front row today."Many leading drivers had threatened to pull out of Sunday's race if tire blowouts that plagued last week's British GP persisted.Supplier...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-07-06/mercedes-driver-lewis-hamilton-ta
US home prices rose in December by most in more than 6 years

...spree since the bubble burst in 2006. Economists forecast even more could be added this year.Housing has been a leading driver of past recoveries. But the bursting of the housing bubble pushed a flood of foreclosed homes on the market at low...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-05/us-home-prices-rose-decemb
Earnhardt's marketing machine continues to dominate sport

...They still proudly wear his No. 3 gear. According to NASCAR.com's Superstore, where a lot of the sport's leading drivers sell their merchandise, Earnhardt still ranks among the top 10 in sales a decade after his death.The documentary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2011-02-12/earnhardts-marketing-machi
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Survey: Women shoppers not buyers until the price is right

...two years. Its findings should be of great interest to retailers and economists because consumer spending is the leading driver of the nation's economy. The online survey, conducted in June with a total of 753 respondents, had a margin of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/04/fin_384609.shtml
Finance
Texas speedway gets thumbs-up from drivers

...official lap ever at the track on Friday to grab the pole for the True Value 500K Stewart, the Indy Racing League's leading driver, lapped the 1.5-mile oval in 24.059 seconds, a qualifying speed of 224.448 mph. "It's as smooth as silk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/06/oth_230322.shtml
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Overtime

...race that featured a collision between championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa on the second lap. Both leading drivers received pit drive-through penalties, and while Ferrari's Massa recovered to finish eighth and earn one championship...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/13/oth_479328.shtml
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Pressure is overwhelming for those seeking first title

...thing, that's fine, but I don't know if that's how it's going to be," Edwards said. True, but if the leading drivers can keep their missteps to a minimum, Busch, Edwards and Johnson might be battling for that title over the final...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/13/nas_473290.shtml
Nascar
Technology takes toll

...dam, lowering the rear spoiler and taking away some of aerodynamic advantages. "If the first-place car, the leading driver, ultimately has the clean air, and that clean air makes him faster than everyone else, in our world the 10th-place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/06/nas_342800.shtml
Nascar
Three drivers suspended for six months

...Saturday against George Brennan, the leading driver in North America, and Jim Morrill...It's unfortunate. I'm the leading driver at Freehold, one of the leaders at the Meadowlands and the leading driver in North America. I just don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/12/oth_258843.shtml
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Campbell favored to win record fifth Hambletonian

...years at the Meadowlands, the youngest person elected to Harness Racing's Hall of Fame (35) and the all-time leading driver in earnings, with more than $90 million. With all that, it's hard to believe that Campbell would still be awed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/08/oth_235471.shtml
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