Why You Should Brake With Your Left Foot

Most of my “How To Drive Fast” column is, unsurprisingly, about how to drive fast. As well as posing techniques, some of my pieces offer a glimpse into the inner-workings of motorsport, while others are just plain ridiculous. Siphoning through the bunch, you’ll notice I haven’t much talked about safety. So let’s start… » 2/26/13 2:00pm 2/26/13 2:00pm

Why Today’s Racecar Drivers Are So Damn Boring

How does one prepare for the deciding round of the Formula One World Championship? If you're 1976 World Champion James Hunt, you embark on a rampage of alcohol, cannabis and cocaine. You might also have sex with 33 flight attendants in two weeks. » 1/02/13 12:00pm 1/02/13 12:00pm

How You Can Drive Any Car Fast

My racing career has always been about driving high performance, insanely fast, purpose-built racecars. Open-wheel bullets, such as IndyCars, have traditionally been my meat of choice. And while these machines may be some of the coolest, toughest cars to handle on Planet Earth, the techniques required to drive a… » 12/11/12 2:00pm 12/11/12 2:00pm

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Was Saved From Destruction 67 Years…

November 14th, 1945, Tony Hulman, a businessman from Terre Haute, IN., purchased the famed but rundown Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Eddie Rickenbacker for $750,000. It was this purchase that brought the fabled Speedway back from the ashes of World War ll and turned it into the World's Greatest Race Course. » 11/14/12 4:30pm 11/14/12 4:30pm

If You Think Driving On An Oval Is Easy You're An Idiot

The general consensus is that driving on an oval is easy. After all, it's just a big wide circle where the driver only turns left. How hard can it be? And why would you want to race on something so simplistic in the first place, when you have amazing road courses like Laguna Seca and the Watkins Glen at your disposal? » 9/18/12 2:00pm 9/18/12 2:00pm