Neil deGrasse Tyson Gives Us A Detailed Breakdown Of NASCAR Physics

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. » 7/03/14 10:28am 7/03/14 10:28am

Brad Keselowski Slices Hand On Champagne After NASCAR Win, Is Hardcore

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. » 6/29/14 2:18pm 6/29/14 2:18pm

The Indy 500 Has Complete Intolerance For Lactose Intolerance

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. » 5/28/14 1:19pm 5/28/14 1:19pm

Huge Crash Mars The Start Of The Indianapolis Grand Prix (UPDATE)

A huge collision occurred right at the start of the inaugural IndyCar Indianapolis Grand Prix involving Carlos Munoz, Mikhail Aleshin, and Sebastian Saavedra. It looks as if Saavedra suffered some sort of electrical failure, preventing his car from launching, even while it sat on pole. » 5/10/14 5:29pm 5/10/14 5:29pm

Ask Drag Racer (And Cat Enthusiast) Ashley Force Hood Anything

Last week I may have not-quite-so-accidentally called drag racer Ashley Force Hood a "crazy cat person." The truth of the matter is, she is so much more than that. She's a drag racer, scion of a competitive dynasty, and yes, a feline enthusiast. And now she's here to answer your questions. » 5/06/14 1:22pm 5/06/14 1:22pm

The Drivers In This Huge Formula Renault Crash Somehow Walked Away

Formula Renault 3.5 drivers Marco Sørensen and Jazeman Jaafar were involved in a big shunt at the Monza race today, sending Jaafar in reverse, but sending Sørensen flying through the air, upside down, the top of his car scraping against the asphalt. And amazingly, both drivers walked away. » 4/12/14 1:00pm 4/12/14 1:00pm

What It's Like To Race An Old VW Beetle And Get Run Over By A Truck

Desert Dingo Racing campaigns a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. We've covered them in the past a couple times before. As you can imagine, Beetles doing crazy, dirty things is very appealing to me, so I asked Jim Graham to write up his experience in the Mint 400, in which he gets run over by a… » 3/27/14 5:36pm 3/27/14 5:36pm

This Is What It Looks Like When A Fueled-Up Racer Bursts Into Flames

When a Ferrari goes up in smoke, you might get a lick of flame, a bad smell, and that's about it for the first twenty minutes. When a fully-fueled race car goes up in flames, it's like Satan himself is fighting his way out from under the hood. And a Viper at Sebring just went up like that. » 3/15/14 12:20pm 3/15/14 12:20pm

This Motocross Crash Is The Worst Sucker Punch You Will Ever See

Racing brawls are nothing new. You've seen fights break out between pit crews, you've you've seen Kyle Busch put people into the wall, we've even taught you how to win a good scrap. But this seemingly unprovoked cheap shot from Mike Alessi on Brock Tickle at the Atlanta Supercross race is just all kinds of stupid. » 2/23/14 12:13pm 2/23/14 12:13pm

Memo Gidley, Matteo Malucelli Injured But Alive After This Huge Crash

Rolex 24 at Daytona drivers Memo Gidley and Matteo Malucelli are both badly injured, but the worst appears to be over, according to Malucelli's Ferrari team. Even though their cars are built to the highest engineering and safety standards, that seems like something of a small miracle. » 1/26/14 9:01am 1/26/14 9:01am

Dear Donovan McNabb: Racing Drivers Are Tougher Than Athletes

Retired NFL star Donovan McNabb recently found himself bombarded with criticism from racing drivers and fans alike after he claimed on Fox Sports Live that drivers aren't really athletes. OppositeLock's Phathead argues instead that drivers are actually more impressive, for their sport is vastly more dangerous. » 11/22/13 3:08pm 11/22/13 3:08pm

NASCAR Truck Race Ends With Max Papis Getting Hilariously Slapped

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. » 9/01/13 5:48pm 9/01/13 5:48pm