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September 11, 2009 12:00 AM

Tom Cruise narrates a NASCAR documentary and Ford's new commercial van takes off


Hendrick Motorsports

Tom Cruise to lend voice to documentary
Tom Cruise will narrate an upcoming documentary about the history of Hendrick Motorsports, the New York Yankees of NASCAR. "TOGETHER: The Hendrick Motorsports Story" chronicles Rick Hendrick's 25 years in NASCAR, and will air Oct. 11 on ABC before the network begins its coverage of the Sprint Cup Series race. Cruise became friendly with Hendrick when the car owner did some consulting for Cruise's racing film "Days of Thunder."

--Associated Press

Ford Transit Connect


New Ford van has big first month
Ford sold more than 2,000 of its new Transit Connect commercial vans in August, the vehicle's first month of sales. Ford says small businesses and fleet customers snapped up the van, with some vehicles selling in fewer than 10 days after arriving at dealerships. Ford is planning to introduce an all-electric version of the Transit Connect in the U.S. next year. The existing version gets 22 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on highways.

--Associated Press