Tonight’s NASCAR truck race at Daytona knocked out seven drivers after just one lap in an incident that brought the typical superspeedway mayhem to fans a little earlier than anyone might have expected.
German researchers have discovered the wreck of U-581, a Nazi sub that sunk near the Azores in February 1942. The 220-foot-long VIIC U-boat—the same type of sub featured in the classic films Das Boot and Raiders of the Lost Ark—was found broken in two, and at a depth of nearly 3,000 feet.
A pair of warships lost during a historic 1942 naval battle have completely disappeared from their resting places at the bottom of the Java Sea. Large portions of a third ship are also missing. An international investigation has been launched in hopes of solving this bizarre maritime mystery.
On April 10, 1940, British submarine HMS Tarpon and its crew of 50 were sent to Norway to intercept Nazi merchant vessels. They were was never heard from again. Now, after 76 years, the sub has finally been found. An investigation of the remarkably well preserved vessel shows it didn’t go down without a fight.
If NASCAR is racing at Daytona, then one car can ruin a lot of people’s day—as happened on the 90th lap tonight when Jamie McMurray’s #1 got just a bit too much into Jimmie Johnson’s way, leading to The Big One. Kevin Harvick’s car didn’t look so great afterward:
Fernando Alonso’s car tore itself to shreds after a wreck on the 17th lap of today’s Australian Grand Prix, but the Spaniard walked away in a testament to the safety standards of the world racing series.
Johnny Sauter won tonight’s NASCAR truck race at Daytona, but everyone’s eyes were on Christopher Bell’s #4 truck after it went tumbling due to a wreck on the race’s final lap.
During a round of Funny Car qualifying at the NHRA season opener in Pomona, California, 69-year-old series veteran Gary Densham went barreling through the sand traps and into a safety net after his parachutes failed to deploy.
Several drivers in the GP2 Series field tangled on the first lap at Yas Marina Circuit this weekend, and the season finale for the developmental series then had to be called off in order for the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to start on time.
Tonight’s NASCAR truck series race at Las Vegas featured some early, scary fireworks after a head-on crash featuring driver Austin Theriault. The portion of the wall with which Theriault made contact was, according to on-air reports, not protected with a SAFER barrier. Theriault was airlifted to a local hospital by…
Officials delayed qualifying at Pocono for the upcoming IndyCar race after Charlie Kimball went airborne and tore out part of the catch fence in a devastating crash.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won last night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, but most coverage of the race today has rightly focused on the devastating wreck that pulverized the #3 Chevy, yet miraculously left driver Austin Dillon unharmed. Here’s uncensored audio of Dale Jr.’s raw reaction to seeing the wreck in his rearview mirror…
Tonight’s rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona ended in a win for Dale Earnhardt Jr. but a terrifying finish for Austin Dillon, whose car ended upside down after tearing into the catch fence as the “big one” resulted in injuries to at least three spectators but, amazingly, no drivers. Here’s video taken by a fan who…
Car crashes are something almost all of us would do anything to avoid. But when you’re in a wreck involving some of world’s most rare and valuable cars? Yeah, that’s a bit of a game changer.
Graham Rahal ended a long IndyCar winless streak today at Fontana in a thrilling race some attribute to new aero specifications, but the excitement likely didn’t extend to driver Ryan Briscoe who managed to escape serious injury after being flipped into a barrel roll on the final lap of the race.
Despite NASCAR banning drivers from leaving their vehicles and approaching other competitors on the track after the fatal Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Jr. incident last year, Jennifer Jo Cobb stormed out of her wrecked truck during today’s race at Dover to yell at Tyler Reddick.
"Was that invisible debris?" and "I think the officials may be hallucinating in those hot helmets this year" seem to be common laments of NASCAR fans, giving way to conspiracy theories galore about NASCAR throwing flags just to spice things up. So show us: what are the most bizarre caution flags thrown in racing?
Tonight's ITV News in the U.K. featured bonus coverage of an accident outside St. Pancras railway station in London while reporter Ria Chatterjee delivered an unrelated story about Eurostar train cancellations. Chatterjee, a true professional, paid no attention to the chaos happening behind her.
A 71-year old racer, Philip Bowser, was killed Sunday while running in the Silver State Classic Challenge. Bowser was driving a 1997 Porsche 993, and was attempting to maintain an average speed of 150 MPH over the course. His 44-year old daughter was navigator, and survived the wreck.
Today's weather-delayed running of the [Corporate Sponsor] 500 in Texas got bad for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. very quickly as his car lost a tire then caught on fire after hitting the wall.