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More teens delay getting driver's license. But why?




Teens are always looking for a new way to be different.  And nowadays, that means not being in the traditional rush to get a driver's license. 

TEENS DELAYING LICENSURE - A CAUSE FOR CONCERN?
AAA Foundation Study Looks at Why Teens Are Delaying Rite of Passage

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (August 1, 2013) - The majority of American teens today delay getting…
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Fast-food worker strike Thursday: No fries for you!

Are you Checkered Flag fans planning on having fast-food for lunch this Thursday?  Thanks to a nationwide fast-food workers strike, you might want to pack a PB&J, just in case. 

Article edited for length.

NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.

Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers…
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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Toyota Highlander!



Nickelodeon and Toyota Create SpongeBob SquarePants-Inspired 2014 Toyota Highlander


NEW YORK-July 12, 2013-Nickelodeon and Toyota are making this the best summer ever for SpongeBob fans with the creation of the first SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired vehicle. The SpongeBob 2014 Toyota Highlander will feature a custom SpongeBob-themed exterior and an interior design that captures all of the beloved character's high-octane energy.  The one-of-a-kind concept…
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AAA advises Back-to-school can be dangerous



Checkered Flag dealerships and AAA Tidewater wish our Checkered Flag families a safe school year.

AAA TIDEWATER OFFERS TIPS TO STOP BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRAGEDIES
One-Third of Child Pedestrian Fatalities Occur During After-School Hours

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., (August 12, 2013) - As summer draws to a close and the classroom bell rings in the new school year, 55 million children across the United States…
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Excellent Toyota Service Experience Shared



Many of the people that you hear talking about a dealership experience are speaking very unkindly.  Being in the motor vehicle industry for years you get sort of tough skinned about the way people think of you and your career choice in general. 

It really blows your hair back when someone takes the time to send in a comment and it is…
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Running of the bulls in Virginia? Yes, really.



A few of our thrill-seeking Checkered Flag fans took on a crazy adventure this weekend when they ran with the bulls in Pamplona.  Wait, did I say Pamplona?  I meant Virginia.

'Exhilarating': 4,000 run from the bulls in US event modeled after Pamplona

By Gary Robertson, Reuters

About 4,000 people - dressed in everything from thongs to superhero costumes - dodged 1…
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