IndyCar officials guide Ryan Hunter-Reay over the yard of bricks into victory lane to celebrate his win in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. Get all the latest auto industry news in the Executive Briefing. -IMS photo by Jim Haines
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+ The Justice Department’s investigation of price-rigging in the auto-parts industry has grown into its largest criminal antitrust probe ever. More at The Detroit News.
+ Market researchers are skeptical of Ford’s plans to expand into the premium car category in Europe with the Mustang and the Vignale brand. More at Reuters.
+ Renault has signed an agreement with Tan Chong Euro Cars to produce a version of the Fluence luxury sedan in Malaysia. More at Autotmotive Business Review.
+ General Motors will introduce a new form of seat-belt interlock, a feature last seen in 1974, as a no-cost option on selected 2015 car and truck models. More at Motoramic.
+ Hindustan Motors has ceased production at its Uttaparra, India plant where the venerable Hindustan Ambassador automobile is built. More at the Business Standard.
+ Drag racer Lamont Akins, 48, was fatally injured at Maryland International Raceway when his car flipped over. More at Lehigh Valley Live.
+ Cadillac is said to be dropping plans to produce a large, three-row crossover vehicle with unit construction. More at Motor Trend.
+ NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Trevor Bayne has landed a full-time ride for 2015 with Roush Fenway Racing, where he will drive the no. 6 Ford. More at the Miami Herald.
For the previous Executive Briefing from May 23, click here.