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Fast & Furious All Started Thanks to Magazine Article

And no, the writer isn't raking in the dough

(Newser) - Fan of the Fast & Furious franchise? You have a 1998 magazine article to thank. As the Washington Post explains, Kenneth Li—then a reporter for the New York Daily News—wrote about the world of street racing in Queens for the paper; he later pitched a more in-depth story... More »

Suspect in Deadly LA Street Race Surrenders

Out-of-control Mustang killed 2 at illegal race

(Newser) - The man accused of being behind the wheel of a souped-up Ford Mustang in a deadly street-race crash last week has turned himself in, police in Los Angeles say. Two people were killed and one person was critically injured when the Mustang went out of control and plowed into a... More »

8 Killed in Street Race Crash

At least 3 more injured, including driver, on Maryland speed strip

(Newser) - A driver skidded into a crowd of street-race spectators in Maryland this morning and killed eight people, but later told police he was not part of the race, the Washington Post reports. The driver and at least four others were injured in the crash, which also killed the car's passenger.... More »

Octogenarian Busted for Racing

New traffic-safety law applies to 85-year-old speedster

(Newser) - An 85-year-old speedster has been charged with street racing after a Canadian cop clocked him going 100mph, the Globe and Mail reports. When the officer tried to pull over the rocketing Oldsmobile Intrigue, the heedless octogenarian sped up, weaving between lanes in icy conditions to maintain speed. When he finally... More »

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