Porsche will announce the shutdown of its top-class 919 Hybrid Le Mans Prototype program in the next 24 hours, according to multiple publications and industry sources cited by Sportscar365. This will leave the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class with only one team and an uncertain future. [Update: Porsche…
During last weeks’s blazing hot Pirelli World Challenge test day at Circuit of the Americas, one guest was a bit hairier than all the others, and much happier if you scratched behind his ears. Meet Turbo, a stray dog who the RealTime Acura team just couldn’t leave in the heat even though they, too, were far from…
For years now IndyCar has competed with a spec car that looks like it’s wearing bloomers, a too-big, low-fi, Playmobil version of what an open wheeler should look like. I have tried to care about it. I have failed. But hey, for the first time in years, there’s an IndyCar that actually looks good.
Mercedes, one of the three marques that defines the current era of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters alongside Audi and BMW, is quitting DTM in 2018 to join Formula E with a full-time works effort in the 2019-2020 season, reports Motorsport.com. Both of Mercedes’ DTM rivals are already involved in Formula E.
NASCAR’s most popular driver for 14 straight years and soon-to-be retiree Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed onto a multi-year deal to join NBC Sports’ NASCAR commentary team in 2018, the network announced today. Look, we all knew this was going to happen. The people need—no, demand!—more Earnhardt.
Polish racing driver Robert Kubica still hasn’t given up his dream of returning to Formula One after a rally crash in February 2011 almost killed him. Now Renault is giving Kubica a chance to test a 2017 Formula One car in Hungary, Sky Sports reports. After this test, the team says they’ll know what it would take for…
NASCAR wants its races to end under full-speed green flag conditions so badly that they instituted the overtime system to restart races after
big wrecks. Tonight’s Brickyard 400 took two overtime attempts before it
was ended with a crash, but it sure took officials a while to throw the last yellow flag.
The Brickyard 400 started five hours, 44 minutes ago. It’s still going on—an hour ago, there were just ten laps to go—because these dumb fuckers can’t stop wrecking their goddamned cars.
NASCAR’s top Cup Series was at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 today, where Kurt Busch’s race came to a halt with a hard hit with only 10 laps let in the race. Holy crap, the view from Busch’s helmet is intense.
Tim Fedewa’s dropped sandwich led NASCAR to revoke the Kevin Harvick spotter’s credentials during practice for tomorrow’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.
Texas’ Circuit of the Americas is painfully hot this time of year. Merely going outside for a while is enough to make you dehydrated. If you want to see how your race car performs in extreme conditions, this oppressive heat is perfect. Several Pirelli World Challenge teams were in Austin this week to do just that.
In case you ever doubted the greatness of these United States of America, all you need to do is look at one of America’s rowdiest creations holding its own on an autocross course. I’m talking, of course, about the noble Dodge Ram dually pickup truck.
I know Australian Supercars haven’t always been V8 Supercars. I know. I know! But darn it if listening to the new twin-turbo V6 Holden Supercars engine leaves me with a big sad hole in my heart to the tune of some less impressive higher-pitched V6 noises.
No matter how many weird rituals or blood sacrifices Junior Nation has done to prevent the retirement of NASCAR’s favorite son Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, it’s happening. And as of Wednesday, his replacement is officially lined up: 24-year-old Alex Bowman will drive the No. 88 car in 2018.
No one really likes Formula One’s halo, meant to prevent driver head injuries. Nine of the 10 teams voted against the halo as well, per sources who spoke with Autosport. It’s being pushed forward on safety grounds, regardless.
NASCAR usually runs on relatively tidy paved ovals, but not tonight. It’s time for the Race I Will Always Call The Mudsummer Classic To Annoy Baseball Hosers where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series runs on Eldora Speedway’s dirt oval. It’s a whole race of NAS-trucks sideways on dirt, and it is wonderful.
When the dominant Audi Sport Team Joest Le Mans prototype program closed last year, it left only two teams in the world’s top LMP1 class of endurance prototypes. Now Team Joest is partnering with Mazda in a smaller regional series, which would be a step down if LMP1 was thriving. But LMP1 isn’t, and Team Joest’s move…
Mazda has been the lovable failsquad of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship for several years, trying so hard for years to get their top-class prototypes merely working reliably in between bursts of promising speed. If there’s anyone who can make it work, it’s the team who gave Audi years of domination at the…
Mercedes’ young wonder-Finn Valtteri Bottas has been kicking ass this year in Formula One, but was originally signed on as a one-year replacement after Nico Rosberg left. Fortunately, now team Executive Director Toto Wolff admits Bottas should stay, reports Motorsport.com. Wolff’s question now isn’t if, but how long.