NASCAR playoffs contender Kevin Harvick spun while battling Austin Dillon for position during today’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick lit up his rear tires trying to stay out of the wall, but the cloud of smoke from his big burnout kept other drivers from being able to see what was in front of him and…
It looked like campionship leader Martin Truex Jr. would cruise home to an easy win at Richmond International Raceway until Derrike Cope touched the wall with three laps to go. But he didn’t end up winning tonight—Kyle Larson did. Now the playoff grid is set and we’ll see if Truex gets upset there as well.
The NASCAR Cup Series just had a bizarre bottleneck heading into pit lane. A yellow flag came out after Austin Dillon spun out Danica Patrick, so everyone was flooding into the open pits. Problem is, there was an out of place ambulance in their way and the ensuing crash took a championship hopeful out of the race.
Another year of NASCAR Camping World Trucks at Mosport, another hit-to-win ending. This year was at least less dramatic than last year’s shove into the wall followed by a fistfight, but it was still a totally classless bump and run by a driver who quite frankly should know better.
“That’s been the name of this championship: avoid the No. 31 car,” said newly-crowned 2017 Pirelli World Challenge SprintX champion and Cadillac ATS-V.R driver Michael Cooper. Unfortunately, Turn 2 of today’s SprintX championship decider told him what happens when you don’t avoid No. 31.
Nine-time world champion and MotoGP Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi was hospitalized Thursday due to an endurance motocross crash that fractured parts of his right leg, reports Motorsport.com. Sadly for those hoping this year would bring him championship number 10, he will take a while to recover.
NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeremy Clements had an unlikely first win in more ways than one. Clements had never won in his 256 Xfinity Series starts. When his No. 51 car spun out into Matt Tifft’s No. 19 car on the penultimate lap of Sunday’s race at Road America, the race still wasn’t over. Clements kept going to…
The battle for third place at today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship got intense with just under 13 minutes left in the two-hour, 40-minute race at Virginia International Raceway. The No. 66 Ford GT and the No. 4 Corvette crashed each other battling it out for that sweet final podium spot.
IndyCar driver Will Power got the ultimate open-cockpit racing scare tonight at Gateway Motorsports Park: a view of the underside of Ed Carpenter’s car.
IndyCar racer Sébastien Bourdais was expected to sit out the rest of this year after fracturing his hip, pelvis and two ribs in a violent Indianapolis 500 practice crash last May. However, after being cleared by doctors to race again last week, Motorsport.com reports that Bourdais will return to racing this weekend at…
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.
Chris Hemsworth, the actor who played both racer James Hunt in Rush as well as Thor in the Marvel comic book films, took Formula E’s show car out for a spin during the New York City ePrix weekend. A little wall-tagging spin. Oops!
At some point, installing sturdier railing might be a good idea for Austin’s Littlefield Parking Garage. The same garage we live-streamed less than a year ago as a car was dangling from its side just had a BMW fall from its seventh floor, reports the Austin American-Statesman. The driver was taken to a local hospital…
Being inverted is pretty sweet in Top Gun, but sucks hard in a race car. Sunday’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Mosport ended with this topsy turvy crash. The No. 52 Ligier LMP2 of PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports slid off track, into a tire wall and bounced back out onto its roof.
Today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Mosport was pretty well behaved until the last 22 minutes of the race or so, with the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R getting tangled up in a high-speed collision that utterly destroyed the front of the No. 4 Corvette it made contact with.
We all know about Fernando Alonso’s abysmal luck this year, with a trail of broken engines left wherever he seems to race. Max Verstappen is certainly Alonso’s bad luck buddy, as he’s retired five times in the past seven races. Verstappen and Alonso both got taken out at the first turn today at the Austrian Grand…
A big crash among the front of the field at tonight’s NASCAR Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway sent Kyle Larson’s No. 42 car up into the air at 190 mph. Eight cars got caught up in the chain reaction of wreckage that followed, forcing the race to be red flagged for cleanup with only six laps to go.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was fighting his way back up to the front during tonight’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. He was already back on the lead lap after hitting the wall near the end of Stage 2, but then a big crash in Stage 3 put him back into the wall and ended his race tonight for good. Ouch.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. came into today’s Coke Zero 400—his final race at Daytona International Speedway—as a favorite to win, starting from pole position. Then he hit the wall at Turn 1, damaging the right side of his car extensively. Now he’s got to fight his way back up from two laps down.