Racers Crash On First Lap Of Indianapolis 500, Then Crash Under Yellow

It’s one thing to start the Indianapolis 500 with a crash near the back of the field. It’s another thing to have another crash under yellow further delay green laps of racing. Oops. So, effectively, the race really got to start from a single-file yellow-flag conga line, not so much from the original three-wide start.
» 5/24/15 1:52pm Sunday 1:52pm

James Hinchcliffe Hospitalized After IndyCar Practice Accident

According to MotorSportsTalk, a component failure on James Hinchcliffe’s number 5 Arrow/Lucas Oil Schmidt Peterson Honda IndyCar sent him into the wall outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Turn 3. Hinchcliffe was transported to nearby IU Methodist Hospital with a thigh injury from the wreck.
» 5/18/15 3:13pm 5/18/15 3:13pm

Ed Carpenter Escapes Unharmed After Latest Terrifying IndyCar Flip

Ed Carpenter is the latest driver to experience a frightening flip in IndyCar. His #20 Chevrolet spun exiting turn 2 during a practice session this morning, hit the wall backwards, then climbed up the wall, eventually landing upside-down. The result was pretty scary. Thankfully, he escaped the flip unharmed.
» 5/17/15 9:02am 5/17/15 9:02am

Late Model Crash Shows Why You Should Let Responders Do Their Jobs

If there’s anything the late model crash we posted this week really shows, it’s why you should let the response team do their jobs. As some have pointed out, the first two people to arrive at the car weren’t part of the response team at all. They were a pit steward for the series and a member of the driver’s pit crew. » 5/03/15 1:11pm 5/03/15 1:11pm

Fractured Vertebra Sidelines Kazuki Nakajima At 6 Hours Of Spa

The rain at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps only got worse at the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Spa weekend. In the heavy rain of Free Practice 1, the #1 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima rear-ended the #8 Audi of Oliver Jarvis near Les Combes corner, fracturing one of Nakajima’s vertebrae.
» 5/01/15 9:15pm 5/01/15 9:15pm

Late Model Horror Crash Shows How Not To Respond to An Accident [Update]

Here’s the worst-case scenario that any racer could imagine. Driver Shane Mitchell’s car got airborne in a crash at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, landed on the wall and caught fire as it came to a stop. Mitchell suffered a back injury in the accident, so he was stuck there until a rescue worker pulled him out.
» 5/01/15 4:33pm 5/01/15 4:33pm

Watch A Field Of Spec Miatas Crash In A Sandstorm Made Of Oil Dry

A car in an earlier race at this weekend’s SCCA US Majors Tour at Virginia International Raceway blew its engine, spewing assorted fluids all along this section of track. Oil dry should soak that right up, right? Sure, but when a tight pack of Spec Miatas hit the oil dry afterwards, it just added to the carnage. » 4/21/15 10:42am 4/21/15 10:42am

What Happens if You Crash One of Those Cars You're Testing? 

I get asked all the time, “What happens if you crash one of those cars you’re testing?” Fair question: I have to pay for it. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is immediately having to get back in another borrowed car and test that. On our trip to New Zealand, in horrible conditions, that’s… » 4/14/15 8:45pm 4/14/15 8:45pm

Hello Kitty Becomes Goodbye Kitty In Crazy Pinball-Style GT3 Crash

Attempto Racing has one of the most recognizable liveries in the Blancpain Endurance Series: Hello Kitty! Unfortunately, this beloved Sanrio character's driver made a huge mistake trying to pass a Bentley, sending the Attempto Racing McLaren and the Bentley Continental GT3 both into the walls at Monza. » 4/12/15 12:26pm 4/12/15 12:26pm

It's Not Really A Brake Failure Unless The System Catches On Fire

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing team hasn't been doing so well this season. After suffering issues due to overheating front brakes at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, the team switched from this year's Hitco brake system back to 2014's Brembo brakes. How did that work out? Not well, if you're Daniil Kvyat. » 4/10/15 7:15pm 4/10/15 7:15pm