IndyCar League Makes Play for Relevance With F1-Style Qualification

Indy Racing League plans on rolling out a new gridification system during the upcoming St. Petersberg race and it will look a lot like the street racing version of things done over at Formula 1. Instead of being a one man one track run against the clock, cars will be slotted on the grid by way of elimination rounds.… »4/02/08 4:00pm4/02/08 4:00pm

Garage 419 Catches Clutch Change at 24 Hours of Daytona

The chaps at Garage 419 pulled embed duty at the 24 Hours of Daytona and they've got the behind the behind the scenes look at some of the action of the famed race. At 22 hours in, the top running Farnbacher Loles car had the clutch let go, signaling some unwanted garage time. The GT3 Cup car's team manages a swap in… »3/11/08 3:14pm3/11/08 3:14pm

Big Block With Four Turbos, Witty Headline Impossible

We had to reload this the first time it popped up, as we couldn't believe what our eyes were telling us. This serpentine piece of steel poetry is a 442 ci V8 sporting four independent turbochargers, all running through an intercooler. The entire system is modular and can be dropped into a drag-racing host as a single… »2/22/08 12:15pm2/22/08 12:15pm

2008 Daytona 500: Many of Final Laps Surprisingly Run Under Caution

Yeah, between laps 187 (on the mu f**n cop) and lap 192, things were tightly controlled by that Corvette Z06 Pace car. Making things incredibly exciting. Wait... hooooooooly crap look at the sparks form underneath Casey Mears' car, looks like the fourth of July in the poor kids neighborhood. Of course those sparklers… »2/17/08 6:57pm2/17/08 6:57pm

2008 Daytona 500: Lap 109, Sweet God in Heaven. It's More Than Half Over

Lap 80 saw some pace car action from "debris on the track", which is entirely less exciting than "massive fireball" or "barrel roll of death from hell", but it did give many of the competitors a chance to fuel up or re-tire. We're looking outside right now at Michigan's rain over snow at 46 degrees, while enviously… »2/17/08 5:21pm2/17/08 5:21pm

2008 Daytona 500: That Didn't Take Long, Denny Hamlin Steals Lead

It's lap 35, and while we didn't capture the moment it happened on Fox's Gopher Cam, Denny Hamlin (who?) has wrested the lead from his other template car drivin' buddies. We're on the edge of our seats and despite the overwhelming onslaught of "Built Ford Tough" ads, we're sticking with this bitchin' race... all the… »2/17/08 4:15pm2/17/08 4:15pm