Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plant’s workers suffered through a real hellscape, too.
California man Carl Brewer dropped his daughter off at day care, then dropped his Toyota off at a local Jiffy Lube. Then the whole truck just dropped itself on the ground. As in, all four wheels fell off while driving.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had a series of unfortunate events at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega. After getting back on track after a hard hit, Earnhardt’s steering wheel came off the hub. No big deal; Dale’s got hands.
During an airdrop on a military base in Hohenfels, Germany, three HMMWV’s somehow detached from their parachutes and crashed into a million pieces, The Tactical Air Network reports. The reaction from the soldiers filming, though, is absolutely priceless.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch did not have a good day at today’s Food City 500. He had not one, but three crashes on track at Bristol Motor Speedway, two of which were because of a right front tire going down. After the last one, he came into the pits for repairs and accidentally tapped a fan with his car. Oops.
If you thought your Evo was hard to turn around in a parking lot, try getting an IndyCar stuck in one of the Grand Prix of Long Beach’s narrow escape chutes, as Conor Daly did this morning during IndyCar practice.
In the weirdest karmic revenge for ditching elimination qualifying, we saw a number of drivers out of their cars before the end of the second qualifying session anyway. A loose wheel caused a red flag with just over a minute left in the session to go.
Corvette Racing’s Marcel Fässler brought you a present. Here’s the No. 4 car sporting a bit of extra signage across its front as it heads into the pits for the 12 Hours of Sebring.
NASCAR Sprint Cup racer Jimmie Johnson will be forced to race in the Good Sam 500 with a back-up car this weekend after eating the wall during the third and last round of qualifying. Johnson was shaken up by the hard hit, but fortunately, he was able to walk away with no injuries.
Before the season began, NASCAR swore they weren’t going to release purse winnings after the races anymore. Then they released the wrong figures for the Daytona 500, and had to release a correction. What?
No, seriously, Jamie Little clearly can’t see John Cena, today’s pace car driver.
The No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 somehow got routed through the infield access roads to reach its own garage for service. Patrick Lindsey had to be push-started before heading in for repairs, at which point he battled several fans’ cars for position.
For those not living in New Jersey, pumping your own gas is a reality that you must accept whether you like it or not - but as millions of people perform this mundane act every single day, there are bound to be at least a few screw-ups. So what really happens when you mistakenly pour diesel into your gas-powered car’s…
Making your Le Mans prototype look like a speedboat shooting up a wake of tire smoke is probably going to leave a flat spot. Fortunately, that’s just what Porsche’s Romain Dumas was coming in for: tires and a driver change.
It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, I’m not talking about Christmas — it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I’m talking about something way better. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. That’s right: it’s time for everyone to release their annual compilations of Nürburgring crashes. Enjoy!
Either this was the most ham-fisted attempt to shorten a pit stop ever by making the fueler run with the car as he drops the fuel in or Kevin Harvick tried to leave a little early here.
A track vehicle leaked diesel fuel onto the racing surface in sector two of Sochi Autodrom this morning, per ESPN. Formula One shortened Free Practice One at the Russian Grand Prix by 30 minutes as marshals tried to clean up the spill.
If there’s one great thing about Porsche’s numerous Carrera Cup series, it’s the close racing that comes from having everyone in the same car. For Joffrey De Narda at today’s Carrera Cup France race, perhaps it was a bit too close, as Jules Gounon’s 911 ramped right onto the roof of his 911.
Poor Carlos Sainz Jr. Not only did he whack into the pit entry cone as he pulled into the pits, but he locked up his tires trying to slow down down to pit lane speed in time. This looked like the worst last minute pit call ever, but the upside is that the pit entry cone is worth ten imaginary bonus points!
Williams’ Valtteri Bottas had a bit of an oops during the Belgian Grand Prix. They had three yellow-banded soft tires and one white-banded medium. Mixing compounds is not allowed, plus Pirelli makes it really easy to spot when you’ve got the wrong one via color codes.