‘Dega! It’s legendary for a reason, and much of that reason is the insanity of restrictor plate racing. Cars in front are so vulnerable to getting knocked out of the way, and everyone’s as aggressive as possible to get a good finish at one of NASCAR’s most famous tracks. Bonus: today’s winner wasn’t who everyone thought it’d be.
NASCAR races at restrictor-plate tracks like Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway are known for their nearly inevitable “Big One” wrecks, but the early laps in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race was a big one in its own rights—big not in numbers, but in just how hard the hit actually was.
If you ever want to feel as if you’ve wasted away your sad, underachieving life, take a look at Chase Elliott, the pole sitter for this weekend’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The 20 year old gets to wave that underage flag high for winning pole on his first trip to Talladega in a Sprint Cup Series car.
On and off-road racing legend Robby Gordon
drove his V8-powered four-seat buggy in this month’s Mexican 1000 Baja race
. This clip shot by a local fan gives you an idea of why he was the first car across the finish line.
The FBI sent out a PSA just over a month ago warning us all about the risks of car hacking, but drivers in Michigan may not have to worry about that too much after all. If two new bills pass through the state’s Senate, hackers of electronic vehicle systems could face a sentence of up to life in prison.
Formula One returns to Russia’s Sochi Autodrom this weekend. Sadly for Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, his power unit failures returned as well, forcing him out at the end of the second qualifying session. So, we donned a tin-foil hat and channeled our inner Alex Jones to try to explain it.
When you drive, the second most important thing you should keep your eyes on is the dashboard of your car (the first thing being the road). In space, however, it’s the controls that are the most essential for navigating and operating your spacecraft. From Gagarin to Scott Kelly, here’s a brief visual history of the human-spacecraft interface.
Road rage isn’t always the easiest thing to communicate with other drivers, since noise and traffic flow tend to drown out the words—unless, of course, a person hops out of the car and carries out the argument while riding on hood of another. That happened on Florida on Tuesday, making for some odd videos.
Hayden Paddon got his first ever World Rally Championship win last weekend at Rally Argentina after Jari-Matti Latvala rolled out
of the lead. The final epic power stage that sealed his win is a mesmerizing downhill descent on rough roads with no shortage of fans lining the surreal, rocky landscape.