You know those shows where the interviewer knows unbelievably personal details about the interviewee’s background? The first record they bought? Their first dog’s favorite afternoon snack? Here’s what happens when that goes terribly wrong.
In an expensive sport like racing, being able to pull in well-monied sponsors to help put on the show is a necessity. But that doesn’t always lead to great names for the events, and NASCAR races—along with other competitions—have been subject to some unfortunate and unintentionally hilarious titles in recent years.
Sometimes in life, you and 37 buddies have to meet on an icy highway so you can have a massive fistfight with 38 other dudes over a soccer rivalry that ends with hugs and handshakes. It just happens, okay?
There's been a bit of a fight over 16-year-old Dutch wunderkind Max Verstappen, who will be Formula One's youngest driver at 17 next year. Everyone wants a piece of the super talented young driver... although maybe the losers will feel better after seeing this video of him crashing his first F1 car.
They're three-wide down the Hanger Straight at Silverstone, and one Mazda MX5 Cup racer pull up closer and, well, see for yourself.
It's good to have a sense of eagerness when you're in a race car. It's not so good when you're so eager to get out of the pit lane that you then proceed to destroy your race, everyone else's race, and probably the nearest three census-designated places.
Ryan Hunter-Reay was invited to attend a wedding of a childhood friend on May 25th. But he already had plans on May 25th: He was racing in the Indy 500, which he won. His excuse for not attending? He'd hopefully be "winning the Indy 500." Eerie.
Here, in concise form, is everything that (probably) went through cameraman Steffen Tronstad's head while trying to shoot the Norwegian Rally Championship:
This is the first time I have ever heard race announcers call for divine intervention, and not because someone is already injured. It's because one driver was so hilariously, ridiculously, terrifyingly bad.
The term "Media Relations" takes on a new tone when it gets to Formula One. Hopefully a little rub for good luck will help Ferrari out.
Hey, Brad, both hands on the wheel, eh?
Snow plows move a lot of snow at once. Duh. But what does it look like when the bulk of that snow hits a man on live television? It looks like this.
You ever pull up to a gas pump, and then you realize "Oh darn, I'm a bit far from the hose," and then you think "oh well I'll have to move the car closer," so then you get back in the car, and then you turn it back on, and then you pull up, cut the wheel, then move back a bit, and then you can finally get out and then…
If you believed their website, the Generic Race Team was a ne'er do well race team led by a mullet-sporting dwarf named Devin Fuckler that drank wine in the pits and planned a shop in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed. It was fake, but also so obviously about a real team that it led to a lawsuit as hilarious…
Getting put under for having your wisdom teeth out does some funky things to you. Enter Annie, who believes she's a NASCAR driver with "tattoos on her hands" who "just won the World Series of being the fastest NASCAR driver."
A picture from the Singapore GP on British website Heart.co.uk showed "David Beckham posing with an elderly fan" at the Singapore Grand Prix. That "elderly fan" was three time F1 champion and living legend Niki Lauda. Whoops.
NASCAR is supposed to be a "manly" sport (whatever that means), and the Truck racing even manlier, because trucks. So it's hilarious when the aftermath of a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race devolves into nothing but fighting, name-calling, and a wonderful little slapfest. C'mon kids.
NASCAR is famous for being the sport whose fans revel in antics like crashes and driver fistfights. What they have no patience for is swearing and TV commercials about erectile dysfunction. An open records request filed by Jalopnik has revealed that fans filed a whopping 18,359 complaints about NASCAR coverage to the…
Last week we asked you to show us the funniest racing videos of all time, in honor of poor Samir and his co-driver who couldn't seem to get it together. These ten videos are a monument to screw-ups and general hilarity.
One of the joys of growing up is learning how to drive and completely ignoring any and all instructions we're given. Usually this sort of thing occurs in a parking lot, and not a rally special stage. When it does occur on a rally special stage, though, the end result is absolutely hilarious.