Do you watch MotoGP, the world’s top form of motorcycle racing? If the answer’s no, let me tell you why this coming season will be the best one to start on in many years. All it took was a few rule changes that should make the sport more open and more exciting than it’s been in a while, and since it already kicked…
The film Dust To Glory captures the fierce competition of the high-stakes Baja 1000 desert race. But there’s another amazing event that runs down the peninsula every year: the NORRA Mexican 1000. We tagged along to shoot this video and show you why it’s called “a high-horsepower conga line to the finish.”
Here’s video of an off-road racing truck stuck behind a slow-moving civilian truck, on a road in Mexico closed for the 2015 Baja 500. That bright orange machine piloted by Apdaly Lopez went on to win the race, after ramming this hapless driver out of the way.
Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe will probably not race again this year after a brutal single-car crash during Indy 500 practice yesterday. It turns out this was the best-case scenario: according to a day-after report, Hinchcliffe came frighteningly close to bleeding out there on the track.
Before the mainstream sports obsessions, school dances, awkward teen years, supremely fun college parties, graduating, finding a wonderful woman and eventual settling down, there was Formula One.
How freaking fierce is this 2015 Mint 400 crash!? A Class 1 buggy came off a big bump right next to the Vest Racing trophy truck, slamming it with just the right force and angle to send it careening into next week. Photog Eric Minks was perfectly positioned to shoot a whole roll of the action.
When I saw that NASCAR drivers were punching each other in the face with increasing frequency, only one question crossed my mind. How can I, being fat, slow, and dainty, get in on this hot NASCAR-punching action? Well now bookies are placing odds on the fights, so you can put your money where your dreams are.
One of the sad facts of motor racing is that when one person crashes another out, someone tends to want to fight about it. Which is what makes this crash in Australian V8 Supercars so wonderful. No one fights, they just help.
Woah. WOAH. The driver of a classic Chevy drag racer had quite the wreck, his legs coming completely out of the windshield, and then he got out and walked away. Like it ain't no thang at all.
Today marked the beginning of the all-electric open-wheel racing series, Formula E, and holy crap did it get off with a bang. Though that banging just may have been the sound of Nick Heidfeld's car smacking a curb, a barrier, and flipping onto its roof in a whole bunch of pieces.
Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole.
Sprint cars are notoriously dangerous and hard to control, and that's due to a number of factors. High power, low grip, and a crowded field all play their part. But it's even more perilous for track workers, who have to dodge a flying race car, on occasion.
The obvious question is whether criminal charges should or will be brought against Tony Stewart for his role in the death of Kevin Ward Jr during a sprint car race on Saturday. We won't know that for a while, but we do now know that police have video from a second angle of Stewart's car fatally striking Ward.
I have no idea why this sheep was just hanging out on this road, or why it decided to race this cyclist, but I am going to imagine that it simply stands in that spot all day every day, just waiting for some dummy on a bike who needs a lesson in what real speed looks like.
Back in May, astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson found his show was bumped due to a NASCAR race. Undeterred, he took to Twitter to explain some of the physics of racing. We're fans, but we thought his math was a little off. So Dr. Tyson just showed up in the comments to explain it all.
Brad Keselowski is so super Xcore you guys. Dude wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400, and parties the fuck up on the podium so much that he started dripping blood, like he's Ozzy Osbourne or something. No word on whether he started biting off bat heads, however. But he should.
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.
At the end of the Indy 500, the winner takes a traditional sip of milk, sponsored by the American Dairy Association. And last night we learned they're hardcore on what exactly you're allowed to drink. If you win and are lactose intolerant, be prepared to have to shit like a race horse.
After a relatively incident-free running of the 98th Indianapolis 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay is your 2014 race winner. Congrats Ryan!