Jimmie Johnson Wins The Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson just won the opening round of the 2013 Sprint Cup season, his 61st career win in this series. Dale Earnhardt Jr. secured the second place finish.  » 2/24/13 4:48pm 2/24/13 4:48pm

When Spectators Pay The Price For The Dangers Of Auto Racing

Danger is one of the most defining aspects of motorsports. It’s been that way since the first “motoring contests” of the late 1800s, and it’s probably going to be true forever. The very fact that it involves huge, metal projectiles being driven around a course at high speeds while people stand around and watch means… » 2/24/13 3:48pm 2/24/13 3:48pm

Danica Patrick Is Now The First Woman To Lead A Lap At The Daytona 500

Last weekend, Danica Patrick made NASCAR history by becoming the first woman to secure the pole position for the Daytona 500. Today, she did it again at the race itself. » 2/24/13 3:10pm 2/24/13 3:10pm

This Ford Pick-Up Is The Fastest Coffee-Powered Vehicle In The World

There are so many puns I could make right now. But in all seriousness, a Brit by the name of Martin Bacon has made a Ford P100 pick-up (a Ford Sierra with a truck bed, for those who don’t know) the Guinness World Record holder for fastest coffee-powered vehicle.  » 2/24/13 3:07pm 2/24/13 3:07pm

Used Car Face Off: Getting That Small Fiat Fix

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 2/24/13 2:00pm 2/24/13 2:00pm

This Is Your Lasagne In Space

21 February 2013 - Getting ready for his six-month stay on the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano from Italy had an important task yesterday ­– testing some of the best Italian cuisine that he will eat in Earth orbit, including the first lasagne to be sent to space. » 2/24/13 1:34pm 2/24/13 1:34pm

The 2013 Daytona 500: Open Discussion

In just a few moments we'll see the start of the Daytona 500, the first race of the 2013 Sprint Cup season and one of the biggest events in all of motorsports. While it will likely be overshadowed by yesterday's Nationwide Series crash, it should be a good race, and one that will hopefully be accident-free. » 2/24/13 1:00pm 2/24/13 1:00pm

Thinking Danica

Think about it this way - We have NO CHOICE but for Danica to succeed. And it IS 'for the kids'. This line from a NY Times story says it all - "The young daughters of the veteran drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards all wanted to meet Patrick." » 2/24/13 12:54pm 2/24/13 12:54pm

Watch SRT Boss Ralph Gilles Whip A Grand Cherokee Around The Circuit Of…

We're big fans of SRT chief Ralph Gilles for his no-nonsense style and purveyance of insanely powerful American cars. And like any responsible executive, he needs to sample his own wares from time to time — which is exactly what he does when he pilots this Jeep around Austin's Circuit of the Americas.  » 2/24/13 12:30pm 2/24/13 12:30pm

NASCAR's Problems - No-Lift and Lift-Off

First, prayers / best wishes for recovery to all the fans injured at the Daytona NASCAR Nationwide Cup race.  And same for their families.  » 2/24/13 12:22pm 2/24/13 12:22pm

The Key To Lowering Fuel Consumption Isn't The Car, It's The Gas Tax

In this year’s State of the Union, President Obama touted the fuel efficiency of cars as a way to promote the advance of American energy and an indication the country is on its way to reducing reliance on foreign resources to power our main mode of transportation. It’s no secret the White House has led a crusade to… » 2/24/13 12:00pm 2/24/13 12:00pm

This 13-Year-Old Thought A Nissan Armada Would Make A Good Chase Vehicle

Remember when the thought of kids running away from home meant they would take some comic books, a Game Boy and a bunch of candy in a knapsack and didn’t make it much more than to the end of the block? Did that ever happen outside of crap sitcoms? » 2/24/13 11:30am 2/24/13 11:30am

Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Makes Its Video Game Debut In Driveclub

Why not reveal a car in a video game, especially if it's as detailed as the PlayStation 4's upcoming Driveclub? That's exactly what Mercedes-Benz just did with the AMG-ified version of their CLA sedan. » 2/24/13 10:49am 2/24/13 10:49am

This Is The Fan-Made Crash Video NASCAR Tried To Pull Off YouTube

Claiming copyright infringement, NASCAR officials attempted to pull this race fan's recording of yesterday's DRIVE4COPD 300 crash off YouTube. They were successful, but not for long. » 2/24/13 9:51am 2/24/13 9:51am

Everything We Know About Saturday's Horrific NASCAR Crash At Daytona

Yesterday's opening NASCAR Nationwide Cup race at the Daytona International Speedway ended with one of the most terrible crashes in recent motorsports history when debris from one of the race cars flew into the stands and injured dozens of fans. Here's everything we know as of this morning.  » 2/24/13 8:57am 2/24/13 8:57am

Your Ridiculously Awesome Citröen SM Wallpaper Is Here

You can't really be a gearhead if you don't love Citroën. I'm not saying you have to buy one, but you have to at least appreciate the gonzo-ass cars that have rolled off their assembly lines over the years, like the 2CV, the DS, and more recently, the C6. Beautiful, bizarre, unique and high-tech.  » 2/23/13 5:00pm 2/23/13 5:00pm

Is This The Next Mercedes-Benz S-Class?

This may seem hard to believe, but the current Mercedes-Benz S-Class bowed way back in 2005. Eight years is forever in car time, but the S still looks pretty classy and striking on the road. A new one is apparently on the horizon. Is this mule a preview of what's to come? » 2/23/13 4:30pm 2/23/13 4:30pm

Insane NASCAR Crash At Daytona Ends With An Engine Nearly In The…

Today is the Nationwide Series' run at Daytona, the Drive4COPD 300. It's a pack racing affair. And like any pack race, there are big crashes. Including one on the final lap that put an engine nearly in the grandstand. » 2/23/13 4:16pm 2/23/13 4:16pm

Nissan's NISMO Is Planning A Big Announcement On Monday, But What Could…

No doubt you've heard of NISMO, Nissan's subsidiary responsible for going racing and putting garish bodykits on 370Zs. Nissan says some big changes are on the horizon for NISMO that will be made public on Monday. What could it be? » 2/23/13 4:00pm 2/23/13 4:00pm

This Is The First Video Of The New BMW 2-Series Playing In The Snow

Sadly, we Americans don't get the latest version of the BMW 1 Series, which is a hatchback in Europe. So what's going to happen to the coupe and convertible 1-er that we do get? More than likely, it will become this: the 2 Series. You know, as in smaller than a 3 but bigger than a 1. » 2/23/13 3:00pm 2/23/13 3:00pm