Race Cars Do Not Make Good Lawnmowers

At the end of the final practice session for the NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 300, Chad Boat spun out and cut into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield, where his splitter dug up a crap-ton of grass. Then the same thing happened to Boat during qualifying. Conclusion: race cars do not make good lawnmowers. » 5/23/15 4:54pm Yesterday 4:54pm

Sikorsky's S-97 "Raider" Pusher Prop Chopper Takes Its first Flight

Sikorsky’s exotic S-97 coaxial rotor and pusher-prop scout and light attack helicopter took to the air for the first time Friday. Although the marketability of the S-97, a descendant of the X-2 and X-49 demonstrators, to the US Army is now in doubt, Sikorsky is betting hugely on the concept for its future. » 5/23/15 4:33pm Yesterday 4:33pm

Drivers Playing Musical Chairs At The Back Of The Indianapolis 500 Grid

What’s up with the last row of the Indianapolis 500’s starting grid, and why isn’t it the Hawksworth/Coletti/Clauson trio who actually qualified last? Well, it’s IndyCar’s reminder that driver changes are for Le Mans, not the 500. Here’s who swapped seats with who, and why. » 5/23/15 3:58pm Yesterday 3:58pm

US Sending B-52s To Sweden As Russian Bombers Skirt Swedish Airspace

America is in tit-for-tat military escalations on two fronts: China in the east and Russia in the west. On Thursday, Russian bombers flew directly towards the Swedish coastline, abruptly turning away at the last moment. This came as it was announced the US will be flying B-52s to Sweden for a major exercise. » 5/23/15 2:51pm Yesterday 2:51pm

Today's Best Deals: $2 Summer Reading, Surround Sound Starting at $65

Fill up your Kindle today with books starting at $2, including Water for Elephants. If some of your favorites are on the discount list definitely us know in the comments.
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Lewis Hamilton's Pole Lap Shows Just How Insane Monaco Is

How balls-out crazy is the Monaco Grand Prix, exactly? This ride along on Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes for his pole position-winning lap will show you just how absurdly close all the Formula One cars this weekend have to get to the walls to put down a fast lap of the impossibly narrow, windy street circuit. » 5/23/15 12:28pm Yesterday 12:28pm

Just What In The Hell Is A Jalopnik Anyway? 

A little more than a decade ago, a man with a passion for cars, quirky writing, and hair as soft as a baby’s butt created a website. That man was Mike Spinelli, and that website was Jalopnik. But just what in the hell is a Jalopnik, and how has it evolved to become your #1 toilet reading material? » 5/23/15 12:10pm Yesterday 12:10pm

The USAF Thunderbirds Soar Over Manhattan In These Awesome Images

As part of New York’s Fleet Week, Memorial Day, and to promote the Bethpage Air Show this weekend, the USAF Thunderbirds roared high above New York City in their signature six-ship delta formation. A F-16D also whizzed around to capture these awesome photos. » 5/23/15 11:45am Yesterday 11:45am

Monaco Grand Prix Qualifying Has A BUT GRO PER

Sometimes Formula One’s three-letter abbreviations spell out something a bit off. Today, we saw this particular combination of Jenson Button, Romain Grosjean and Sergio Perez’s names during F1 qualifying. Sounds like y’all might want to watch your butts. There’s a BUT GRO PER on the loose. » 5/23/15 10:23am Yesterday 10:23am

Criminal Wrongdoing Reportedly Found In GM Defect Linked To 104 Deaths

A Justice Department inquiry found that GM’s failure to disclose a faulty ignition problem in their cars constituted criminal wrongdoing, the New York Times reported Friday. The penalty has yet to be determined, but it’s expected to be the largest ever faced by an automaker for criminal wrongdoing, surpassing the $1.2… » 5/23/15 10:14am Yesterday 10:14am