Most of the big-budget efforts that head off to Daytona are run by people whose full time gig is racing, but one team will have to return to their regular desk jobs after it’s done. The Honda of America Racing Team (HART) is crewed primarily by workers at Honda’s American headquarters in Marysville, Ohio.
Your fireproof racing suit has gotten impossibly filthy, and it needs to be washed. But that terrifies you, because what if you do it wrong and wash away all the fire retardant material and the way you find out that you messed up is when you’re actually on fire. Not to worry, A Clean Person is here for you!
If you have dreams of getting extremely sideways but don’t quite have the courage to try and slide your car inches from a wall, believe it or not you can start by doing donuts. And luckily for you, Formula D pro drifter Ken Gushi has some tips for us on how to make a sweet tire-slaying circle. Pay attention to him and…
Depending on others’ opinions, Formula One’s new bosses could get rid of “grid girls”—an outdated concept in which women line a male-dominated racing grid, for few other reasons than being something to look at. It should go without saying, but having grid girls encourages objectification and gender stereotypes.
We are well aware that rally drivers are the most versatile in existence, but we must also not forget that their mechanics are among the toughest, fastest and most resourceful in the car world.
The best car films are often the ones that aren’t made by car people explicitly for other car people. In 2005 Dust To Glory brought Baja racing to the world, and now the follow-up Dust 2 Glory is bringing it to a new generation.
There have been some good times for Tony Stewart in the past few weeks: He got engaged, and the sprint-car series he owns announced a television deal for next year. But other things haven’t been so great, like the fact that an angry fan’s been stalking him for years and he keeps wrecking sprint cars overseas.
The Nürburgring is heaven on earth for car nuts, attracting the world’s most interesting cars, including manufacturers’ latest models. You can even drive it yourself! Sometimes a dream trip to the ‘Ring doesn’t end up being quite so enviable, though, and here are this year’s fail compilations that prove it.
I know that the formula that usually works best for a Jason Drives episode is to cram myself into something tiny, obscure, ill-conceived, a bit dangerous, and very uncomfortable. I mean, who doesn’t want to see me struggle and hurt a little? This week is different. This week is the finale, so I’m treating myself. I’m…
These darn Formula One drivers. They’re so amicable, so friendly, like wealthy, televised, car-driving neighbors or something. What happened to the aggression, the anger, the ruthless rivalries—the glory days? Mercedes boss Toto Wolff wants to know, because his drivers are getting along too well.
Vintage racing is a show, as much as collecting expensive, old cars for display is. The cars aren’t bought to sit around, no matter how misleading the shiny body panels and pristine conditions are. They’re bought to take a beating on the race track, and still need the kind of upkeep they did before becoming…
I spent a great deal of last week reading about wonderful, er, liberal interpretations of the rules in motorsports, but by chance I happened upon one of my favorites that I’d completely forgotten about. And it involves parts getting shoved in the trunk.
Robert Boston of Hickory, North Carolina, father of former Kyle Bush Motorsport racer Justin Boston, was convicted of crimes related to fraudulent theft of funds from his company’s investors in order to buy himself an expensive home, pricey cars, and fund his son’s NASCAR Trucks career. Sentencing will happen at a…
Pippa Mann, the fastest woman to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is opposed to the FIA’s appointment of Renault test driver Carmen Jorda to their Women In Motorsport Commission, and for very good reason. Recently Jorda has indicated an interest in creating what amounts to a ‘separate but equal’ Formula 1 series…
No words in the English language suck more in racing than “event cancelled.” It’s even worse if you’ve gone all the way out to an amateur endurance race where you may have spent months getting a car and a team together for just one weekend. Fortunately, not even snow could stop the racing this weekend.
The FIA, a motorsport governing body overseeing dozens of international series like Formula One, added a women’s commission in 2009—when the association was over a century old already—to talk about “girl stuff” like, oh, equality in racing. The commission just added Carmen Jorda, who is the antithesis of that.
The Whittington brothers were constantly searching for their next adrenaline fix, so naturally, they went into sports car racing. Ex-Canepa historian John Ficarra told their insane story to VINwiki, and it’s a 1970s whirlwind of drugs and other illegal stuff, rad ‘staches and duffel bags full of cash.
Most of the time, the Nürburgring gets brought to my attention because some manufacturer was there and set a really fast, lightning-quick lap time and wants us all to know about it because car sales. It’s not always Very Serious Car Drivers there all the time, though! It actually does get fun!
In news more shocking than the fact that The Amazing Race is still on television, IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly will be on it next year. The show is arguably most famous for a video of a woman catapulting a watermelon into her own face.
Rally racing is its own discipline, different from most other motorsports in that it isn’t all about power and, as a new driver, you’re certainly not going to feel as in control as you expected. That makes it tricky to choose a car if you’re not familiar with the style of racing.
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