The Brickyard 400 started five hours, 44 minutes ago. It’s still going on—an hour ago, there were just ten laps to go—because these dumb fuckers can’t stop wrecking their goddamned cars.
Tim Fedewa’s dropped sandwich led NASCAR to revoke the Kevin Harvick spotter’s credentials during practice for tomorrow’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.
Moto2 qualifying for tomorrow’s Dutch Grand Prix came to a halt today as Italian rider Lorenzo Baldassarri launched his bike, and himself, high into the air in a crash that left this viewer assuming he must be completely broken. Baldassarri later tweeted from the hospital that he’s “almost like new”:
Timothy Peters found his Chevy upside down a lap away from finishing tonight’s NASCAR truck series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Despite rolling his vehicle, he walked away from the wreck.
A hail-mary apology couldn’t save former ESPN and, now, former Denver Post columnist Terry Frei after the seven-time state sportswriter of the year tweeted his disapproval of Japanese driver Takuma Sato winning yesterday’s Indy 500.
A wreck so destructive it led to a red flag for repairs to the catch fence claimed the cars of Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon and Jay Howard 53 laps into today’s race in Indianapolis.
This individual who urgently needed to cross pit road ahead of Mike Pence’s motorcade had a bad time of it.
Today’s racing at Daytona can’t make it very far without a caution, and the most recent saw a half dozen cars batter Jimmie Johnson’s from every angle. Denny Hamlin, Trevor Bayne, Chris Buescher, and Kevin Harvick all teamed up to levy the punishment on Johnson, who had been running third. Another casualty? Danica…
Rob Gronkowski is, for whatever reason, on Fox’s Daytona 500 coverage today, and he’s doing roughly what you’d expect him to be doing. Here he’s talking to a young woman identified as a “Monster girl,” and not quite getting the answer he was going for.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: a massive wreck at the end of a NASCAR race at Daytona. It happened in tonight’s truck race—the same one that had another Big One right after the first lap.
Tonight’s NASCAR truck race at Daytona knocked out seven drivers after just one lap in an incident that brought the typical superspeedway mayhem to fans a little earlier than anyone might have expected.
Ryan Newman blasted Tony Stewart for being “old,” “bipolar,” and suffering from “anger issues” after a wreck tonight in Richmond that knocked him out of the race and led to a lengthy red flag stoppage.
If NASCAR is racing at Daytona, then one car can ruin a lot of people’s day—as happened on the 90th lap tonight when Jamie McMurray’s #1 got just a bit too much into Jimmie Johnson’s way, leading to The Big One. Kevin Harvick’s car didn’t look so great afterward:
We’ve long broadcast our admiration for Fox Deportes NASCAR announcers Tony Rivera and Luis Rodriguez—the network even blurbed us in a promo—and Rivera once again turned in a terrific performance in calling the bump-and-grind final lap of yesterday’s race at Sonoma.
Jack Beckman’s funny car blew up today at New England Dragway during today’s NHRA qualifying, and yet the most fascinating part of the incident (other than, you know, a healthy Beckman walking away from it) is how calmly he reacts to it in the moments after his car blew up in his face:
Hot, hot lug nuts sparked a fire in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pit midway through tonight’s race in Fort Worth, leading to a spectacular display of pyrotechnics that took crew members quite a bit of time to put out. The only thing hotter this week? Takes about Dale Jr.’s sandwich shilling.
Unapologetic bigot Phil Robertson delivered the invocation before tonight’s NASCAR race in Texas, and it didn’t disappoint—if you were looking forward to the duck call industrialist to pray for “A Jesus man” to be elected president in November.
Fernando Alonso’s car tore itself to shreds after a wreck on the 17th lap of today’s Australian Grand Prix, but the Spaniard walked away in a testament to the safety standards of the world racing series.
Denny Hamlin beat out Martin Truex Jr. by inches in an incredible Daytona 500 finish that proved to be the closest margin in the race’s history. Here’s Fox Deportes announcers Tony Rivera and Luis Rodriguez making the most of this amazing moment and proving, once again, the best sports announcers in America work for…