Day: May 30, 2022

Marcus Ericsson wins the 2022 Indy 500


INDIANAPOLIS — Marcus Ericsson had to leave Formula One to become a global superstar — a goal achieved Sunday when the Swedish driver won the Indianapolis 500.

Ericsson took control of the race late — largely because of teammate Scott Dixon’s speeding penalty — and had it under control for Chip Ganassi Racing until a crash by teammate Jimmie Johnson with four laps remaining brought out a rare red-flag stoppage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

IndyCar is among the purest forms of motorsports and rarely throws artificial cautions or issues stoppages that might change the outcome. But the crowd of more than 300,000 — only a few thousand shy of a sellout and the largest sporting event since the pandemic began — roared when IndyCar called the cars to pit road.

The stoppage gave Pato O’Ward and the rest of the challengers almost 12 minutes on pit road to strategize

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New Car Preview: 2022 Ford Expedition : Automotive Addicts


2022 ford expedition

There appears to be a trend of keeping current internal combustion engine vehicle platforms around longer as manufacturers dump additional R&D into future electrification. Another vehicle that won’t see a full redesign but gets a refreshing to include updated styling, new tech, and additional power along with a new Timberline off-roading trim.

The 2022 Ford Expedition now offers a bit more to digest and enjoy in the full-size SUV inching it closer to its Lincoln Navigator cousin in terms of the drivetrain now being available with the same power output in the new Expedition Limited trim with a Stealth Performance bundle. Ford has also elevated the new 2022 Expedition’s tech to offer the same 15.5-inch portrait-oriented infotainment touchscreen setup you find in vehicles like the new Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.

2022 ford expedition

Also inside, the new 2022 Expedition features the availability of a full digital 12.4-inch gauge cluster, Ford’s BlueCruise

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Houston’s best restaurant, chef, more star in 2022 Tastemaker Awards


Presenting the winners of the 2022 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. This collection of restaurant industry professionals represents the best of Houston’s dining scene.

As a reminder, our judges’ panel of former winners and Houston restaurant industry experts selected the winners in nine of this year’s categories. CultureMap readers selected the winner of Best New Restaurant in a bracket-style, head-to-head tournament.

Finding theme that unites them is elusive. Maybe that’s the point. This year’s winners cover a wide range of ground, from a tiny establishment that shares its parking lot with a gas station to an upscale establishment known for its lobster pot pie. One of our winners doesn’t have a dining room, but it does serve some of Houston’s most satisfying Filipino food. Another operates out of a clothing store.

Maybe that’s the theme. In Houston, it’s important not to judge a restaurant by its environment.

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Test Drive: 2022 BMW M240i | The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide® The Daily Drive


2022 BMW M240i xDrive

2022 BMW M240i xDrive in Thundernight Metallic paint (a $550 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive

2022 BMW M240i xDrive

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 222

Fuel used: 10.4 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 21.3 mpg

Driving mix: 75% city, 25% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 23/32/26 (mpg city/highway/combined)

CG Report Card
Room and Comfort B
Power and Performance B+
Fit and Finish B+
Fuel Economy B-
Value B
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide’s impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guy B+
Tall Guy B-
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. “Big” rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, “Tall” rating based on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Engine Specs 382-hp 3.0 liter
Engine Type Turbo
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