NASCAR's Original Racetrack Is an Abandoned Ruin Today

The North Wilkesboro Speedway opened in 1947, nearly a year before NASCAR was founded. The short track near moonshine country was where the first NASCAR champion, Robert "Red" Byron, was crowned. Today, five years after being abandoned, the historic speedway is just a rotting pile of sticks, crooked chairs, and… » 3/23/15 3:34pm 3/23/15 3:34pm

If You Could Ski The Death Star Trench This Would Still Be Crazier

Forget parachuting from space, nothing captures the blistering speed and the lurking presence of death like a high-speed drop down a mountain chute. Watch what it's like to ski down the Earth's frozen ass crack from the perspective of world-class winter athlete Cody Townsend. » 12/09/14 8:45pm 12/09/14 8:45pm

Chevrolet Has Totally Embraced 'World Series Chevy Guy'

Chevy Rep Rikk Wilde was a little nervous presenting the World Series MVP award on Wednesday, stammering through a slogan for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado he made up on the spot; "technology and stuff." But after the phrase and #ChevyGuy started trending on Twitter, the company went ahead and ran with it. » 10/30/14 1:09pm 10/30/14 1:09pm

Airbus Will Help Design The Next America's Cup Yacht

Airbus has announced that it will collaborate with the defending champion of the America's Cup, Oracle Team USA to design the next yacht for the team. But why would a company that designs and builds commercial jets want to get into the sport of yacht racing? It makes more sense than you might think. » 10/24/14 10:20am 10/24/14 10:20am

Poll Results: What's A Sport And What's Not?

Here, visualized, the results of a poll that are as interesting as they are unscientific. Click expand and commence arguing over what makes something a sport as opposed to a game or an activity. » 8/19/14 6:59pm 8/19/14 6:59pm

This Custom Airstream Is The Ultimate World Cup Tailgating Rig

Soccer: The Kotaku Review

Soccer is a twenty-two-player competitive ball game (CBG). Soccer has been in development for two thousand years. Soccer has been an Olympic event since 1900. » 6/24/14 11:18am 6/24/14 11:18am

LA Kings Paraded The Stanley Cup Around With A Badass Armored Motorcade

Los Angeles is totally jacked up over their Stanley Cup victory just a few days ago, and might have had the coolest "trophy transport truck" of any sports victory parade I've seen. » 6/19/14 10:25am 6/19/14 10:25am

The Latest Audi Hipster Marketing Campaign Is A Huge Soccer Scoreboard

You know what the young Youths these days love? That's right, soccer. And you know where they live? That's right, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. And you know what they drive? The Audi A8, with a base MSRP of $75,100. So Audi just installed a giant scoreboard made up of 28 of them in (where else) Greenpoint, Brooklyn. » 6/18/14 5:49pm 6/18/14 5:49pm

Handheld Jet Thrusters Make Any Sport Instantly Extreme

If you're wondering how this snowboarder is moving so fast on flat ground, the answer is simple. He's holding powerful jet thrusters in his hands. Yes, jet thrusters. This is awesome. » 4/11/14 10:10am 4/11/14 10:10am

Denver Bronco DeMarcus Ware Tries His Giant Hand At Off-Road Racing

Defensive end DeMarcus Ware has only just signed with the Denver Broncos, but he's already tossed his football helmet for a racing helmet to throw down in "America's oldest off-road race," the Mint 400 out of Las Vegas, Nevada. » 3/27/14 3:25pm 3/27/14 3:25pm

Insane Point-of-View Footage of Supercross Riders Battling for the Win

This whole GoPro video, showing riders Ken Roczen and Ryan Villopoto duking it out for the lead at the 450SX Class Supercross race at the Georgia Dome earlier this week, is insane. » 2/27/14 3:09pm 2/27/14 3:09pm

Bobsled Is the Easiest Olympic Sport

We would never deign to call an Olympic sport "easy." Eating muffins is easy. Sports at least require some motion. But if you, the average non-Olympic athlete, really needed to make the Olympic team in a pinch, you would clearly choose bobsled as your "sport." » 2/19/14 1:51pm 2/19/14 1:51pm

Helicopter Ice Hockey Is Perhaps The Greatest Game Ever Played

On December 9th, 4000 feet in the Canadian mountains, on a frozen lake, a helicopter joined a game of ice hockey. This is what happened. » 12/12/13 2:30pm 12/12/13 2:30pm

Badass Teen Girl Monster Trucker Is Badass

Rosalee Ramer, from Watsonville, CA., is a teenager on a monster truck mission. "It's something that I've dreamed about, and I'm finally doing it. Going over the jumps, sometimes 25 to 30 feet in the air, I feel like I'm flying," the 16-year-old badass — did we mention she's a badass? — said. » 12/06/13 10:23am 12/06/13 10:23am

Dirtbike Rider Encounters Rude Ram That Charges At Him

This dirtbiker was cruising along until he found a ram camped out in the middle of the track. The ram didn't appreciate the dirtbiker trying to pass by, so it ran at him a few times. "Yakety Sax" was also involved. » 8/10/13 5:47pm 8/10/13 5:47pm

Raw Power: The Gritty Allure of Sand in Your Leathers

For years, the Daytona 200 wasn't merely run at Daytona Beach. Like other insanely loud, high-speed battles on the central Florida coast, the 200 was run on Daytona Beach. » 7/31/13 4:01pm 7/31/13 4:01pm

Custom Difficulty Gives an Honest Challenge—and Leaves Time to Rally

I move through the stages of difficulty in a sports video game like the stages of grief. Expert, Pro, Hard, Medium and Easy might as well be named Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. In the past, I've started somewhere between anger and depression before moving on to acceptance. » 7/15/13 12:41pm 7/15/13 12:41pm

The Greatest Athlete in Video Game History Returns Next Week

When he visited our television sets a generation ago he came to us in two different forms, one of them human. In his time he was unmistakably the best athlete of both realms, and his latter manifestation—the indestructible, immortal, and still unstoppable Video Game Bo Jackson—returns to the field next week. » 7/02/13 11:22am 7/02/13 11:22am