Try To Explain The New NASCAR "Chase Grid" In Less Than 500 Words

After last year's Chase For The Cup confusion, NASCAR has overhauled the way it picks a champion. You can read about it here and, maybe, understand it. There's now something called "The Chase Grid," which sounds like a terrible '80s Tron spoof starring Chevy Chase. Can you make it clear to us in <500 words? » 1/30/14 4:40pm 1/30/14 4:40pm

So, How Are Electric Racecars Supposed To Work?

We all know that electric cars can be fastvery fast — and that they have the potential to make outstanding racecars. Except one big, looming issue, the same cruel monster that haunts every electric car — how far can they actually go? » 1/29/14 3:40pm 1/29/14 3:40pm

What Would A $72 Million Car Look Like?

F1's chief muppet Bernie Ecclestone made the news in business circles for buying a Gulfstream G650 jet for $65 million then re-selling it for $72 million. And that makes me think, new cars just aren't expensive enough. » 1/28/14 4:20pm 1/28/14 4:20pm

Is Any New Car Weird Enough To Be A Modern Espada?

The Lamborghini Espada remains one of the coolest cars ever made. Why? Because it was a grand-tourer with room for four adults behind its supercar-grade V12 plucked from the Miura. Also, it had bizarre shooting brake/liftback styling. Is any car built today weird enough to match it? » 11/01/13 2:20pm 11/01/13 2:20pm

Can Anyone Explain What's Going On With F1's Insane Turbo Engines?

F1 is switching to turbocharged 1.6-liter engines next season, and you kind of expect they'll be pretty similar to the 1.6-liter turbocharged engines in ordinary family cars nowadays. Not even close. » 6/20/13 3:10pm 6/20/13 3:10pm

Should Rental Agencies Be Required To Stop Renting Recalled Cars?

There's a bit of a kerfuffle in Washington regarding rental cars, car dealers, and recalls. Washington wants cars involved in a recall to not be rented until the recall is satisfied. Car dealers and automakers don't agree. What do you think? » 5/21/13 2:52pm 5/21/13 2:52pm