Oh, bless your hearts. At turn three of the first lap of today’s season-opening IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Charlie Kimball went for a gap that soon disappeared between Graham Rahal and the wall. It didn’t work out.
Driver Joey Saldana’s sprint car had a wild ride at an All Star Circuit of Champions race at Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday, flipping over the fence and into the stands. The most incredible part of this crash is that no major injuries were reported as a result.
Atlanta Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez and his family were in a serious car crash involving a stolen police cruiser around 1:45 pm on Saturday in Miami.
Jeff Gordon had just gotten into the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac for the first time in today’s 24 Hours of Daytona, only to accidentally pit maneuver the No. 70 Mazda RT24-P that was coming out of the pits. OOPS!
Rally co-drivers have to be tough. Climbing into a vehicle and trusting someone else to maintain control as you fly down a twisty stage road is even beyond my personal capacity for vehicular lunacy. Here’s co-driver Paul Nagle showing just how hardcore he is with the calmest reaction ever to an imminent crash.
A spectator struck by the No. 4 Hyundai i20 WRC of Hayden Paddon during the World Rally Championship’s season-opening Rallye Monte Carlo has died, the WRC confirmed today.
Note to spectators: on a curve on the edge of an exposed ravine isn’t the smartest place to stand when attempting to watch one of the most dangerous rallies on the planet.
FIA GT World Cup Audi R8 LMS racer Laurens Vanthoor clipped the inside curb at Macau’s Mandarin Bend at 155 mph, sending him out of control into the wall on the other side of the track, per Motorsport.com. Vanthoor’s Audi flipped over and started sliding on its roof, immediately triggering a red flag to stop the race.
Man, WeatherTech must be really trying to get more air time in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship after their sponsored car left the series. A giant WeatherTech ad was all poor John Pew could see from the cockpit of the No. 60 car, but he tried to drive through it anyway.
Turns out, you can totally turn into your opponent and drag them along the wall to take a win. Who cares about racing fair, or even racing? NASCAR won’t penalize you for it. Or for tackling a dude, even though they probably had it coming.
I’m not sure what’s more insane about the end of today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Not only was the race decided by a nose—specifically the nose of a truck that was pinning another truck into Mosport’s outer wall—but it was capped off by a crazy fight along the pit straight.
Thank goodness for race workers, as they often sit in relatively unprotected stands right next to the action. It’s the best view in the house, but you definitely hope all the stands are in locations where no one will hit them. This British Touring Car Championship crash is everyone’s worst nightmare turned up to 11.
Renault Formula One drver Kevin Magnussen lost the back end of his car at the top of the Raidillon hill at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, spinning at high speed into the wall at Turn 4. Magnussen’s left ankle was cut on impact, and he has been sent to a local hospital for further evaluation. [UPDATED]
Apart from its delicious brats, curds and eggers and its tranquil park-like setting, Road America is really here to ruin your day. A small bump ended in a huge flip for two cars during yesterday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race. Road America does not care. Road America has no mercy.
A restart attempt at today’s NASCAR Brickyard 400 ended up bringing out the red flag because it made such a huge mess, which led to three more restart attempts. The No. 19 of Carl Edwards got loose on the restart, causing a big chain-reaction pile-up that collected a large chunk of the field.
Few things are more dangerous in racing than your car dying on track in the middle of a turn. You’re probably going to get hit unless the car starts right back up. It’s just a matter of when and how hard. I took a hard hit in February and then spent three hellish months recovering from a concussion.
A gear failed on Danica Patrick’s Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet during NASCAR Sprint Cup practice at Dover International Speedway today, sending driver Jamie McMurray and Patrick’s team owner Tony Stewart into an unprotected hard wall. That’s worrying for Stewart, who is still recovering from a back injury.
Stefan Mücke lost control of the No. 66 Ford GT on the fast, uphill Raidillon turn during today’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. A cut rear tire was to blame
We had one “Big One” already at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega. Now we’ve had a much, much ‘Bigger One” that took out half the remaining field. 17 cars ended up damaged after this huge wreck.