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Cox Automotive spreads its racing bets

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
Racing is a huge part of the marketing strategy across Cox Automotive's media brands, which include Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader. Here's why.
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Builder meets racers, and a hobby is born

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
The love of racing extends beyond auto execs and dealers. Consider dealership builder Bill Heifner, who owns and drives vintage race cars.
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For dealer Bruncati, winning doesn't come cheap

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
Winning doesn't come cheap for dealer Bob Bruncati, who fields two NASCAR KandN Pro Series West teams. So why does he do it?
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Dealer delivers sports cars, style and speed

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
Garrett Hayim offers more than ultraluxury and sports cars at his Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale in Florida and Ferrari-Maserati of Long Island in Plainview, N.Y.
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Tasca family lives the 'win on Sunday' philosophy

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
The Tasca family of auto dealers claims its founder conceived the slogan "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday." It neatly sums up the business case for why dealers and automakers race.
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Darrell Waltrip: From dirt track to fame

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
Darrell Waltrip has made himself into a lot of things since he took up dirt-track stock car racing as a teenager in Kentucky back in the early 1960s.
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Up close with racing legend and dealer Bobby Rahal

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
Bobby Rahal has won the Indianapolis 500 as a driver and a team owner. Today, Rahal, 64, runs Bobby Rahal Automotive Group in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with 10 dealerships selling 10 brands.
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Hendrick credits racing for his Hollywood connections

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
In the 1990 movie Days of Thunder, a car salesman convinces a retired crew chief to work with a cocky young driver. It's based on real-life NASCAR champion team owner and dealer Rick Hendrick, his late driver Tim Richmond and crew chief Harry Hyde.
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In the pits with Hendrick Motorsports

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
Athleticism, strength, an ability to work as a synchronized team and competitive drive are required to make the pit crew for Hendrick Motorsports. Here's a look inside the training regimen.
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Bob Carter and the car that's now a couch

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
In his youth, Toyota executive Bob Carter would visit the short tracks of western Pennsylvania on Saturday nights with his brother, soaking up the local racing culture.
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Mazda's Davis sees racing as a test of character

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
A lifetime around racetracks has taught Mazda's Robert Davis that if you can trust someone at a track, you can trust that person anywhere.
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From tossed beer to popped champagne: Toyota's NASCAR journey

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
Ed Laukes, Toyota Division's marketing chief, was one of the few people in the stands wearing the brand's logo a decade ago at Toyota's first NASCAR race in Michigan.
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India exit puts GM in 'right markets'

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
GM CEO Mary Barra signaled that GM isn't planning any more major reductions to its geographic profile. Still, she said the company would aggressively pare costs everywhere it can.
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Lexus patient with fixed-price program

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
A year into the Lexus Plus no-haggle pricing program, the expected waves of dealers joining are only ripples. But brand executives say a slow and steady pace has its benefits.
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What's the succession plan at AutoNation?

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
A series of high-level executive departures at AutoNation -- highlighted by COO Bill Berman's abrupt departure last week -- has raised questions about the succession plan for CEO Mike Jackson, 68.
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Wrangler-esque hauler spotted

AutoNews - Mon, 2017-05-22 01:01
Jeep's first pickup in a generation was spotted in Michigan by spy photographers.
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Woman Arrested After Allegedly Macing Employees At Fast-Food Chain Over Stale French Fries

Topix - Mon, 2017-05-22 00:31

Eiram Chanel Amir Dixon, 25, reportedly went through the drive-thru at Wendy's on Thursday and an argument about her fries being stale ensued. During the argument, Dixon reached into the drive-thru window and an employee threw a soda at her, workers told police.

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2017 Fast Casual Top 100

FastCasual.com - Mon, 2017-05-22 00:00
This year’s list of Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers recognizes 76 brands and 24 industry executives.

Retail Roundup—E-commerce boosts Walmart's sales, Ahold to shutter Martin's

Store Front Talk Back - Sun, 2017-05-21 23:35
E-commerce raises Walmart's quarterly sales, Ahold prepares to close Martin's Food Market, retailers oppose the consumption tax, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

InstantScan boosts app engagement in Starbucks test

Store Front Talk Back - Sun, 2017-05-21 22:52
Raheel Hasan, CEO and founder of 1App, recognized the challenges that retailers have in getting their apps downloaded by shoppers. His company developed InstantScan, the first on-demand app experience that does not require any downloading.