To Make Kentucky Speedway Better They Had To Remake It In All Of Its Terrible Glory

Most of us don’t think twice about pavement, but it’s the only thing a race car is always in contact with, provided something hasn’t gone catastrophically wrong. Thus, something as mundane as the track surface itself can make or break a race—and elevate it to glorious racing chaos or keep it as dull as it gets.


How (And Why) American Sportscar Racing Teams Are Intentionally Slowing Down

Sandbagging has come up a lot in sportscar racing lately. Every team got busted for sandbagging before the 24 Hours of Daytona, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT and Ferrari 488 didn’t show their true pace before qualifying. How do teams trick officials into thinking cars are slower than they are?

Why The Car With As Many Laps As The Winner Didn't Get Second Place At Le Mans

With 384 laps lodged in the 24 Hours of Le Mans live timing screen just like the winning No. 2 Porsche 919, many were wondering where the No. 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050—the one that led much of the race only to encounter trouble in the final heartbreaking minutes—was on the podium. We can all blame Le Mans’ fittingly…

Motorized Doping, Explained: Your Guide To The Weirdest Sports Scandal Of The Year

This weekend, Femke Van den Driessche, a 19-year-old Belgian cyclocross racer, lined up at the U-23 World Championships. She’d previously won the Euros and the Belgian championships, and she was the favorite to get herself a set of rainbow stripes. But she had a bad race, and was forced to exit with a broken chain one…

How to go to space, explained in the simplest and funniest way possible

Do you want to know how to go to space? But is the technical explanation way too complicated for you and all those terms and laws of physics and complicated math just too damn confusing? Don’t worry! This truly hilarious video from MinutePhysics and XKCD will explain how to get to space using only the 1000 most…

Formula One's First Extra Engine Penalties Hit The Grid In Canada

So, it begins: Max Verstappen and Jenson Button both received grid penalties for using a fifth power unit for the Canadian Grand Prix. With some teams experiencing reliability on par with a Renault Fuego at a LeMons race, this won’t be the last time we see penalties for using a season’s four-engine allotment too soon.