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Podcast: Off to the races!

With the date getting closer (late June) for Mike Ryan's annual Pike's Peak hill climb in his modified Cascadia, revisit with him and Chumpcar's John Condren talking details about the 2015 debut of the ChampTruck race series, aiming to bring Class 8 racing to the states.

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VIDEO: ChampTruck No. 1, race series making progress

At MATS, Mike Ryan is showing a 2006 Freightliner Columbia he and team put together over six weeks preceding to show potential new "Champs," drivers in the series, how they can affordably get into a race truck.

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New vid: Mike Ryan jumps stunt Freightliner

The elaborately-shot video commandeered a Long Beach port terminal to make a gymkhana-style course and stage the resulting video, with plenty spectacular stunts and precision handling.

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VIDEO: Pit stop at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

I had the opportunity to attend the NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend, during a personal trip back to my hometown of Rock Hill, S.C., due south of the Queen City, as they call it. "Wish I could have been there," noted one commenter on Overdrive's Facebook page when we posted a tour in pictures through the day there (looks like you wouldn't have been the only hauler out for the ...

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Charlotte 500 in pictures

Rigs of NASCAR: Scenes from the garage, pits and infield at the October 13, 2013, Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Sylvania 300 continues Cup chase this weekend with attendant spotlight on haulers

The "Hauler Headlights for Safer Nights" initiative from the Sylvania company showcases its premium halogen bulbs at the New Hampshire NASCAR race Sunday, Sept. 22.

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‘Collectively dumbfounded and equally impressed’ — Mike Ryan on judging ‘Most Beautiful’

"We started thinking about the times we’d been broken down, flat broke and what it took to get home about the same time that we all started broadening our original concepts of beauty." --Mike Ryan

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Peak racers outside GATS main entrance

Views on the Peak Motorsports racer, funny car and hauler as GATS 2013 gets under way in Dallas.

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VIDEOS, PICS: Western Stars at N.Y. truck pull

Ralph Dineen Jr. and son came out on top of the competitive truck pull at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point, N.Y. Vids and a gallery of photos of their run here.

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Lucas Oil sponsoring car in Indy 500

Lucas Oil will be the primary sponsor for rising race star Tristan Vautier, driving the No. 55 Honda-powered Dallara, in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26.

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