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Racer Finally Invents Waterproof Racing Shoes

There’s nothing worse than wet shoes in a race car. It’s the reason why you see racers dangling their feet out of the car asking if someone can squeegee off the bottoms before a wet race. Wet shoes are miserable. Fortunately, Pirelli World Challenge racer Kévin Estre has this problem figured out.
» 5/31/15 10:46am 5/31/15 10:46am

Why Taylor Swift Is A Better Spokesmodel For Wet 'N' Wild Than IndyCar

No, no. Not because Wet ‘N’ Wild makes nail polish on the cheap and Swift’s a fancy lady. Look at the track conditions at Belle Isle. Clearly, an opportunity to co-brand (read = “get more dinero”) this car was lost. Not only did Tony Kanaan wipe out in his Taylor Swiftmobile, but three other cars wiped out with him.
» 5/30/15 5:29pm 5/30/15 5:29pm

Patrick Dempsey Isn't Done With Rain After Leaving Grey's Anatomy

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is wet and cold this weekend, but that’s not stopping the World Endurance Championship from racing. Here’s one of Patrick Dempsey’s laps in the Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR, complete with cars kicking up blindingly huge crazy rooster tails of spray. » 5/01/15 7:00pm 5/01/15 7:00pm

Corner Worker Of The Year Pushes Race Car Back Onto Track

IndyCar's Grand Prix of Louisiana was so wet this weekend that qualifying was cut short, a practice session this morning was cancelled and the race itself was bumped up fifteen minutes to avoid more storms. Naturally, folks got stuck. One true hero decided to help Gabby Chaves out of the mud on his own. » 4/12/15 7:11pm 4/12/15 7:11pm

Crappy Weather Rains Out IndyCar Qualifying; Moves Today's Race

NOLA Motorsports Park was so wet yesterday for qualifying that the IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana grid will be set by drivers' season points. Qualifying couldn't continue because of heavy rain, and now the race has been moved up in anticipation of more lousy weather moving through tomorrow. Yecch. » 4/12/15 9:16am 4/12/15 9:16am

Watch Circuit Of The Americas Become A Giant Slip-N-Slide For Cars

If there's a do-not-miss set of races to watch from the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Circuit of the Americas, it's the touring car group: TC, TCA and TCB. The craziest race of them all was the last TCB (or B-Spec) race from the weekend where these small, hyper-aggressive little cars bump and spin in the wet. » 3/16/15 9:02am 3/16/15 9:02am

V8 Supercars Turned Into A Sliding Mess As Torrential Rains Poured In

The Sydney NRMA 500 at the Olympic Park is already one of the most challenging street courses on the V8 Supercars schedule. Adding to that challenge today was a torrential downpour that engulfed the course in darkness within minutes, causing the race to end under a red flag. » 12/08/14 2:36pm 12/08/14 2:36pm

Don't Drive 1,000 MPH: Raindrops Will Destroy Your Windshield

Rain hitting your windshield can mean dicey road conditions and traffic snags. According to XKCD's What If, the force of those drops hitting your windshield can also destroy your car's windshield. Lesson learned: don't drive at speeds of Mach 1.5 in a downpour if you want your glass to survive. » 4/26/14 10:20am 4/26/14 10:20am

New York Auto Show: Jeep Unveils New Retractable Hand, Umbrella For The…

In addition to the new sliding canvas roof all the media is abuzz about, there's apparently another option we can get on the new 2008 Jeep Liberty. It seems you can get a retractable arm and umbrella to keep the rain and sun out once you've got the roof up — or something like that. » 4/05/07 1:19pm 4/05/07 1:19pm