Longtime Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsor Budweiser made the ultimate touching tribute video ahead of Earnhardt’s final NASCAR race. It’s the story of Dale Jr.’s career: from victory lane hugs from Dale Sr. to Dale Jr.’s incredible Daytona win following his dad’s untimely death. Yet it omits one odd thing: the number on…
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is no stranger to getting hurt in the race car, but last year’s long concussion recovery opened his eyes to just how tenuous his health is as a racer. So, he announced today that he was retiring from the NASCAR Cup Series on his own terms while he still can make that announcement on his own.
No recent retirement announcement has stung racing fans quite as much as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s did today. Sure, he’s 42 and we should all have expected this, but he simply feels like one of us: a straight-talking man of the people—the likes of which the hyper-polished world of NASCAR could use a lot more of.
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg announced his shocking retirement today with immediate effect, reports Autosport. Rosberg just clinched the World Driver’s Championship in the F1 season finale at Abu Dhabi.
Sunday’s very wet Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix ended in sadness for the nation’s favorite driver. Brazilian Williams driver Felipe Massa, who is retiring this year, spun out into the wall on the slippery track, but was cheered on and thanked by legions of fans, track workers and other teams anyway.
Mark Webber has long been at the top of the racing world, going from an insane rivalry with then-teammate Sebastian Vettel in Formula One to racing the Porsche 919 LMP1 car in the World Endurance Championship. Today, Porsche announced that Webber will retire from racing after the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
With ten cars retired now out of sixty 24 Hours of Le Mans entrants, it’s time for our yearly reminder that Le Mans is an utterly merciless place on cars and drivers alike. Here’s how Le Mans is sending teams packing early in 2016.
“Next year will be my last year in the Sprint Cup series,” NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and team owner Tony Stewart said in a press conference this afternoon. “It was a choice that was 100 percent mine. I think deep down, you know when it’s time to do something different.”
Contrary to earlier reports that McLaren Honda driver Jenson Button was certainly announcing his retirement from Formula One ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, we’ve heard nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. Nope. Not a peep about Jenson’s future. Not even about his post-race dinner plans. Noooooope.
Driver Jenson Button is expected to announce an end to his sixteen-season career in Formula One sometime before this weekend’s race at Suzuka, reports The Telegraph. Button had been in negotiations with McLaren, but will likely bow out instead of spend another season in the uncompetitive car.
GTFO, Blake Lively—there is no better Best Life candidate than 86-year-old widow Lee Wachtstetter, who has been a permanent resident of a luxury cruise ship for nearly 7 years.
Following Audi Sport Team Joest teammate Allan McNish's strategy of "quit when you're ahead," record-holding nine-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen announced his retirement from sportscar racing today.
Now that the parties and fun of the Detroit Auto Show are over, GM has decided to get back to business. If you haven't heard by now, GM is planning on offering buyouts to an additional 46,000 hourly workers under the terms of the newly negotiated UAW contract. When successfully implemented, this move to push out high…