IndyCar Race Did Not End Well For Ryan Briscoe, Who Went Airborne

Graham Rahal ended a long IndyCar winless streak today at Fontana in a thrilling race some attribute to new aero specifications, but the excitement likely didn’t extend to driver Ryan Briscoe who managed to escape serious injury after being flipped into a barrel roll on the final lap of the race. » 6/27/15 8:35pm Saturday 8:35pm

Report: 2015 F-150 Crew Cabs Get Better Safety Equipment Than 2-Doors

As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests the 2015 Ford F-150, Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette noticed the crew cabs have extra “protection bars” that two-door trucks don’t get. If you think that sounds shady, IIHS seems to agree and has already started digging deeper. » 6/15/15 4:47pm 6/15/15 4:47pm

Guy Does The Right Thing After Crashing Truck Almost Kills Him

This pedestrian was minding his own business, making his way up the sidewalk when a big rig hauling beverage cans took a turn too hard and hurled its contents at him. The quick-thinking fellow found refuge in a nook... and proceeded to start cleaning up the street soon as the spray settled. » 6/02/15 9:00pm 6/02/15 9:00pm

One Formula One Driver Crashes So Much That He's Become A Villain

Pastor Maldonado has had an admittedly terrible season thus far, having to retire for five out of six races through little fault of his own. Many remember the garbage days of yore, though, so let’s take a journey back through time to battle evil cyborgs from Cyberdyne watch Maldonado’s most facepalm-worthy hits.
» 6/01/15 10:10pm 6/01/15 10:10pm

This Is The Worst Way To Get Stuck On A Global RallyCross Course

This is what happens when you get pushed off a ramp at just the wrong place on a Global Rallycross course. Collete Davis was nudged off the side of the ramp by another GRC Lites car who didn’t want to concede the racing line and got wedged between the ramp itself and the spotter’s stand. » 6/01/15 6:08pm 6/01/15 6:08pm

Why Taylor Swift Is A Better Spokesmodel For Wet 'N' Wild Than IndyCar

No, no. Not because Wet ‘N’ Wild makes nail polish on the cheap and Swift’s a fancy lady. Look at the track conditions at Belle Isle. Clearly, an opportunity to co-brand (read = “get more dinero”) this car was lost. Not only did Tony Kanaan wipe out in his Taylor Swiftmobile, but three other cars wiped out with him.
» 5/30/15 5:29pm 5/30/15 5:29pm

NASCAR Driver "Completely Forgot" New Rule About Not Playing In Traffic

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb will be the first driver to be penalized under the new rule against leaving a wrecked car before safety personnel arrive and approaching the racing surface. Cobb maintains that she “completely forgot” about this rule.
» 5/30/15 9:05am 5/30/15 9:05am

The Top Five Mistakes To Avoid On The Nürburgring

Planning a trip to the Nürburgring at some point in your life, but don’t want to end up in a compilation of YouTube fails? Listen to this wise advice from the folks at RSR Nürburg, a ringtool rental company which probably made this video in hopes of keeping some of their rentals out of the wall.
» 5/29/15 4:05pm 5/29/15 4:05pm

Getting Sweet, Sweet Revenge Will Get You Pulled Off The Track

Brennan Poole learned this hard lesson during this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway. Poole was so enraged by an earlier tap from J.J. Yeley that caused him to lose control that he gave Yeley a similar tap once he was back out on track. Needless to say, Poole didn’t get to keep racing. » 5/18/15 10:05pm 5/18/15 10:05pm

IndyCar Responds To Flips By Mandating Race Aero For Qualifying

Three incidents with three different Chevrolet IndyCars forced the series to put a stop to teams removing or swapping aerodynamic pieces to get a good, low-drag package for qualifying. They mandated that teams qualify in full-race trim and lowered the boost cars can run to slow down the cars in qualifying. » 5/17/15 3:06pm 5/17/15 3:06pm

Google Needs To Come Clean About Its Self-Driving Car Crashes

Over the past six years, Google claims that its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 “minor” accidents with light damage and no injuries. More importantly, it says its autonomous vehicles were never the cause of the crash. And it only took one report from the Associated Press for Google to finally release the… » 5/11/15 3:50pm 5/11/15 3:50pm

World Challenge Penalizes Half The Field After Crazy Long Beach Race

Following this weekend’s messy Pirelli World Challenge race, twenty separate racing incidents were under investigation by the stewards. The penalties assessed are now live on the series website, and twenty of the forty drivers participating will lose points, money or grid positions over the Long Beach race.
» 4/22/15 10:30am 4/22/15 10:30am

Driver So Mad At Race That He Refused To Do The Champagne Spray

Twenty-five cars are currently under investigation for various incidents during the Long Beach Grand Prix round of the Pirelli World Challenge, including that of Ryan Dalziel. Dalziel was so frustrated with how this race went that he just walked off the podium during the celebration afterwards.
» 4/21/15 4:21pm 4/21/15 4:21pm