Welcome to Compete, a joint venture between Deadspin and Kotaku dedicated to covering the best, worst, dumbest, most thrilling, most interesting, and, generally, the most stupefying—in the better and worse senses of the word—in esports and competitive gaming. We’re just getting started here, but hope to make this a…
A plane belonging to Rick Hendrick, owner of NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports, crashed last night in Key West after the plane's brakes failed during the landing. All four passengers on the plane were transported to the hospital.
Brian Vickers took Nascar back to its rough-and-tumble short track days this past weekend at Martinsville, VA. It didn't look like the other drivers were too happy about it as he crashed out five times.
Most Formula One cars end up on display or in the private collections of the über wealthy. A car like the McLaren MP4/6 Ayrton Senna drove to the F1 World Championship in 1991 should be in a museum. That's why I thought it was so strange when I thought we found it collecting dust in the space above the…
The official announcement that New Jersey finally gets its own fist-pumping Formula One race in 2013 comes in just two hours. But I didn't want to wait. So last night I took my own "first drive" of the probable 3.1-mile road course in a Jaguar XKR convertible. This is it.
For me it's not a moral dilemma. Indeed, another young racer has died on TV, cut down as millions watched, leaving those who love him with the kind of grief we outsiders can only conceptualize, not actually feel. Watching or not watching the crash that killed Marco Simoncelli (or Dan Wheldon) won't bring him back, and…
This piece of footage from a 2007 Formula Vee race is like an animated GIF on drugs. You will want to watch it over and over and over again. And again. And yet again. And then again, once more. But don’t let the seagull distract you from the fancy crash.
There's never been an appreciable audience for online video reviews of appliance cars. That hasn't stopped AutoTrader from making dozens of drowsy vids spiked with enough hot actresses and models to fill a Hummer limo. Because when the cars are boring, people will still check out the pretty faces, right? Right? Here's…
The not always lovingly received, but always lovely to be around Booth Babe behind Do You Come With The Car takes a moment to touchingly express her reaction — as the wife of a pro race car driver — to Dan Wheldon's death. And more importantly, to explain why she lets her husband continue to race. — Ed.
Champion off-road racer Rick Huseman was killed this afternoon in a plane crash near Barstow, California. While unrelated to the death of Dan Wheldon, it's another sad occasion in what will long be remembered as a dark day in motorsports history.
Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon has died of injuries he sustained in a massive 15-car crash at the Las Vegas Indy 300 earlier today.
Wow. I can't believe how amazing the Super Bowl ad from Chrysler starring Eminem is that just aired. With a tagline of "Imported from Detroit," the commercial seriously gave me chills.
After a few dark years, automakers will be flooding the zone of this year's Super Bowl with more fancy advertisements than ever. But why wait for the game? Enjoy your viral marketing now, and our ratings from one to five stars on each:
The immediate response to video of a small Indian girl driving a motorcycle with no helmet is shock and horror, though there's no denying this four-year-old in sunglasses looks cool. The father's bad, but the daughter's bad.
A 39-year-old German man had his penis tattooed with the word "Mini" to win a new Mini Cooper in a radio contest. Naturally, he did It on the air, accompanied by his screaming in agony. What a cock.
In 1928, five years after Chrysler's current part-owners Fiat inaugurated their stunning Lingotto plant, Chrysler's Argentine distributors opened a magnificent building to assemble, test, sell... and race cars in Buenos Aires. We went to take a look at what remains.
For all the attention Steve McQueen has received for the famous chase in "Bullitt," he only drove 10% of the scene. Marc Myers got to drive the route with the stuntman who deserves credit for the scene. -Ed.
Throughout the saga of the 1963 Pontiac ambulance that purportedly carried the body of President John F. Kennedy, the Barrett-Jackson auction house touted a metal plate attached to its dash as possible proof of authenticity. Trouble is, it's fake, too.
F1 cars will undergo a more radical change by 2020 than they did in the previous decade according to former Renault engineering boss Pat Symonds. Saddled with 3D cameras and a new efficiency regulations, here's a peek into the future.