Your Car Is 'Just A Big Smartphone On Wheels'

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 2/25/13 9:05am 2/25/13 9:05am

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

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

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

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

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

Fill Your Tank (More Than Once!) with a $150 Gift Card

The one thing guaranteed to suck the joy out of driving is the cost of gas when you decide to top off your tank. As you pull away from the gas pump, you're not sure what's higher: the number on the bottom line of your receipt, or your blood pressure. Of course, buying gas isn't nearly as traumatic when you're spending… » 4/15/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm