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Checkered Flag's Blog of the latest Automotive News

Closures along I-264 starting this evening

Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  There are a couple of ramp closures happening along I-264 starting tonight.

Work will close ramps on I-264 for a few nights
The Virginian-Pilot
May 30, 2014 
   

Construction work will close ramps on Interstate 264 overnight, starting Sunday.

Crews will perform concrete patchwork on the I-264 eastbound on ramp at Campostella Road and the I-264 eastbound and westbound on ramp lanes at Ballentine Boulevard, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation news release. Work is slated for 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Only one ramp will be closed at a…
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What does "totaled vehicle" really mean?



Unfortunately, last year, my husband's beloved truck was hit by an irresponsible driver.  After a few days, we got the call that the truck was considered totaled.  The damage did not "look" so bad, and we were completely caught off-guard. 

Of course, there was a silver lining to that awful time.  Soon, we will were back at Checkered Flag shopping for a new four-wheeled addition…
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Virginia boy crushes world record for running



Checkered Flag fans will be proud of this little guy.  Virginia boy, Reinhardt Harrison has just crushed an important world record at only 10-years-old.

Virginia 10-year-old sets half-marathon record
Reinhardt Harrison is no casual runner when it comes to road racing.

"Running is his passion," Dennis Harrison told ABC News while discussing his son.

Besides being his passion, it might be his ticket to stardom at some point down the road.

On May 25, Reinhardt set what is believed to be a world record for the fastest half-marathon by a 10-year-old when he clocked 1 hour, 35 minutes, 2 seconds…
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Patriotic Festival Events at the Beach



Here we go again, another fun filled Hampton Roads weekend.  The Patriotic Festival , a Military Celebration to honor our armed forces personnel and their families, is coming to the Virginia Beach oceanfront- beachgoers will be packing the area. 

This morning there was an unexpected surprise as beachgoers got to see a hovercraft land.  This is just a taste of all the fun…
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Eastbound tube of HRBT closure this Sunday morning



Heads up, Checkered Flag fans!  If you are planning weekend travel through the HRBT, make sure you avoid the eastbound tube early Sunday morning.

Tide gate testing to close HRBT east early Sunday
By Lauren King  The Virginian-Pilot   

NORFOLK

The eastbound Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel will be closed Sunday from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. for tide gate testing.

The Interstate 64…
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Retain vehicle value with help from Checkered Flag



For most of our Checkered Flag customers, getting top-dollar for their current vehicle is a priority during the new purchase process.  And, rightfully so.  The best controllable way to retain that value is to take good care of your vehicles. 

If you're coming in to trade in a vehicle at Checkered Flag, your salesperson might tell you that the French fries…
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