This is an intricate little piece of modern-day racial insensitivity and old-school racism, so let’s start slow. Bob Lamey, who worked as radio play-by-play announcer for the Indianapolis Colts for over 30 years, retired suddenly on Sunday. News station 13 WTHR later revealed that he had used the N-word off the air,…
“Where are you going? Heaven or hell?” asked a billboard beside a typically dull stretch of Interstate 65 halfway from Chicago to Indianapolis. Twenty miles south came another sign, this one more urgent than the last, a warning spelled out in white block type against a black background: “HELL IS REAL.”
Not only was Sunday’s Indy Grand Prix of Alabama soaked—so were James Hinchcliffe’s pants. While the weather forced a red flag, the IndyCar driver talked to NBCSN and wove a captivating tale of why yesterday was the first time he was ever forced to piss in his racing suit.
It’s been quite a weekend for cursing on live tv, so here’s sports car racing team owner Wayne Taylor responding to his team’s performance at today’s 12 hours of Sebring with joyous profanity.
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.
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.
Numerous genetic surveys have been done on the rabbit, but until this point in history, the potential existence of a clutch gene has been a scientific mystery. Are rabbits reliable performers in the clutch or are they wilting-ass chokers? Finally, we know for sure: Bunnies are weak as hell under pressure.
The first race of the road cycling season, Australia’s Tour Down Under, tends to be an imprecise predictor of future form for climbers and all-rounders. A rider who is keyed in and prepared to tackle Old Wilunga Hill at the season-opening kangaroo fest (really) will not necessarily be able to carry that form into,…
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.
After Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten crashed while leading the Olympic road race, I thought she was dead. She fell headfirst into a ditch and appeared to wrench her neck in the process, then remained motionless as her pursuers passed her. No official update was offered for about ten minutes, and given the violence…
The Tour Cycliste Antenne Reunion is about as far on the fringes of the cycling world as you can get. While the top of the pro peloton is touring across either Spain or Britain right now and the second division is busy finishing up their seasons in lesser European races, the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion (it’s…
The history of professional cycling has been one long march towards trying to find the most interesting, spectator-friendly way to present what is, at its core, kind of a boring sport. Over one hundred years ago, a French newspaper created the Tour de France as the ultimate endurance competition and covered it…