NASCAR Driver Austin Theriault Airlifted After Head-On Wreck To Unprotected Wall

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… »10/03/15 10:52pm

"OMFG!": How Dale Jr. Reacted Live To Last Night's Gnarly NASCAR Wreck

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… »7/06/15 6:07pm

Daytona Finish Features Massive, Horrifying Wreck

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… »7/06/15 2:58am

Why stay-in-your-car rules didn't exist in racing, until now

After the Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. debacle, I was as guilty as anyone for thinking it insane that short-track organizers didn't have rules requiring drivers to stay in their cars. We found data that showed just how disproportionately dangerous short-track racing was. Letting them climb onto a hot track is… »8/14/14 4:44pm

NASCAR Fines Denny Hamlin For Criticizing Its New Car Model; Hamlin Simply Says, "I'm Not Going To Pay"

Aside from the terrifying Nationwide wreck and the hype around Danica Patrick's pole, the Daytona 500 was kind of boring. Lots of single file racing, few passes, little excitement. The afternoon saw 28 lead changes among 14 drives, down from 74 and 22 in the same race just two years ago. Worryingly, it was also the… »3/08/13 8:55am

Daytona 500 Will Go On Tomorrow As Scheduled, With Fans Seated In The Section Where Debris Landed Today

Though two fans are critically injured from flying debris that shot into the crowd after Kyle Larsen's crash at Daytona this afternoon, (one is reportedly a minor, the others' injuries are reportedly life-threatening), NASCAR will not significantly alter its plan for tomorrow. In a press conference that lasted about… »2/23/13 7:43pm

Crash At NASCAR Nationwide Race At Daytona Leaves Kyle Larson's Car Torn In Half By Fence, Spectators Injured By Debris [UPDATING]

Tony Stewart won today's DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona, but all anyone will remember about the race is how it ended for another driver, Kyle Larson. A massive wreck at the checkered flag sent Larson's car through the catch fence, sending debris and even the car's engine itself hurtling toward spectators. »2/23/13 4:25pm

Jeff Gordon Crashed Out Clint Bowyer, And It Led To A Massive Brawl

Today's AdvoCare 500 in Phoenix was nearly unwatchable in its boringness until late in the race, when all hell broke loose. After Clint Bowyer made contact with Jeff Gordon, Gordon retaliated just before the end of the penultimate lap, wrecking both himself and Bowyer and sparking a brawl between the two crews that… »11/11/12 6:48pm

Tony Stewart Trades Paint With Matt Kenseth, Gets Knocked Out, Hurls Helmet At Kenseth, Doesn't Give A Crap

Tony Stewart showed flashes of the personality that earned him the nickname "Smoke" tonight in the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol when, after taking the lead from Matt Kenseth in the 332nd lap only to scape doors and find himself wrecked in the 333rd, let Kenseth know just how much he loved him by chucking his… »8/25/12 10:26pm

"When I Get A Clear Shot...": 25 Years Ago, Dale Earnhardt Received This Death Threat For His Ornery Driving

On May 17, 1987, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Bill Elliott swapped paint and made a place for themselves in NASCAR lore. The Winston, a newly created all-star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, came down to a sprint, with Earnhardt and Elliott jockeying for the lead. After bumping and nudging for two laps, Elliott got in… »8/21/12 2:15pm