Holy crap, just watch that little Mini. If you, for some reason, ever forget what the word ‘plucky’ means, just imagine this video. That little Mini has an engine a fraction of the size of that Mustang’s V8, and tires that could fit in the Mustang’s glovebox, but sticks to that pony car like stench on stink. It’s my…
NASCAR may be all flashy these days, filled with corporate sponsors, drivers without accents, and teeth. But scratch just below the surface and get into the stands at Talladega, and you’ll see truly beautiful vestiges of tradition sitting right in front of you.
Remember the end of last year, when NASCAR’s headlines were all dominated with the beef between Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano? It’s baaaaaaaack! This time, Kenseth blamed Logano for contact during today’s Talladega race and gave him a bit of a warning as they were both outside the infield care center.
Did we watch a NASCAR Sprint Cup race or a demolition derby today at Talladega? With eight laps to go, Matt Kenseth went flying tail-up into a roll, triggering a restart with four laps to go. On the last lap, cars collided into a huge mass once again as Brad Keselowski drove away from the pack to win.
We had one “Big One” already at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega. Now we’ve had a much, much ‘Bigger One” that took out half the remaining field. 17 cars ended up damaged after this huge wreck.
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.
Everyone was getting antsy as rain sprinkles threatened to shut down today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway early, so one of the restrictor plate track’s classic “big one” crashes came early.
Things got a bit awkward between Russian autocrat/one-time Formula Something driver Vladimir Putin and Formula One Russian Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg after today’s race. Putin looks like he feels ignored as Rosberg does everything else but shake his hand, and then unleashes the shade.
Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel’s anger toward Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat may have been comically overblown at the Chinese Grand Prix, but this time, he’s rightfully mad. Kvyat hit him not once, but twice, immediately knocking Vettel out of the Russian Grand Prix on lap 1.
‘Dega! It’s legendary for a reason, and much of that reason is the insanity of restrictor plate racing. Everyone’s as aggressive as possible to finish well at one of NASCAR’s most famous tracks, which often leads to chaos. Bonus: after a last-lap review, today’s winner wasn’t who everyone thought it would be.
NASCAR races at restrictor-plate tracks like Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway are known for their nearly inevitable “Big One” wrecks, but the early laps in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race was a big one in its own rights—big not in numbers, but in just how hard the hit actually was.
Three months ago, in a muddy field in Belgium, cycling’s newest boogeyman first showed its face when 19-year-old Belgian cyclocross racer Femke Van den Driessche got caught using an illegal motor inside her bike. Since then, there have been a variety of murky reports on electromagnetic wheels, a truther’s video of Van…
The good ol’ bump and run is alive and well in NASCAR. This time, it gave us the first last-lap pass ever at Richmond International Raceway, with Carl Edwards nudging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch out of the way for the win.
There’s an old Beavis and Butt-Head episode where the dynamic duo decides to try out a dryer’s spin cycle by climbing inside. That’s probably what it felt like inside the World Rally Championship Volkswagen of Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila when they lost the Rally Argentina lead in a massive rollover.
It’s almost a non-story when Formula One head troll Bernie Ecclestone makes an embarrassing, sexist comment lately. Unfortunately, racing legend Mario Andretti made some facepalm-worthy statements in agreement this time, too. Then three-time NHRA drag racing champion Shirley Muldowney put it all in perspective.
Good news, Smoke fans! Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend, and is even eligible for NASCAR’s playoff-style championship, the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Bad news, everyone: he was also just fined $35,000 for calling out NASCAR on something he should be able to voice concerns on: safety.
Rod Hall is one of the founding fathers of off-road racing in Baja, Mexico. Over 40 years ago he made his first peninsula run before GPS, cell towers or decent safety equipment. And the mensch isn’t slowing down: next week he’s doing his 50th 1,000 mile Baja race in a truck he pulled out of a museum.
Earlier this year the Environmental Protection Agency put forth a 629-page proposal to curtail vehicle emissions. Buried deep in it was language that seemed to indicate turning road cars into regular cars would become illegal. After an outpouring of rabbling from the automotive community, the EPA is clarifying its…
Kyle Busch wins so often in NASCAR that it’s almost a non-story that he won tonight’s late-running, rain-delayed Duck Commander 500. Like many professional drivers, there’s a clear pattern in Busch’s post-race commentary. So, we’ve done him a solid and come up with this handy template for future use.
If you somehow don’t like bikes, or bike racing, what you need to do is tune into the only American race on the MotoGP calendar this year. It will change your mind. Even better, if you’re in Texas, you should come out and join us!