NASCAR did something similar to this about 10 years ago (2003?). They made Goodyear bring soft tires that gave up group after 10 laps and trimmed an inch or so off the spoiler. The racing was much better than prior years, and it made the driver race the car in addition to the rest of the field. » 3/22/14 8:07pm 3/22/14 8:07pm

Thank you Jalopnik for recognizing a tragic day in motorsports history. Despite all of the anti-NASCAR sentiment on here, it's good to see people come share a memory of where they were that fateful day. I wasn't old enough to remember Senna's crash, but I remember Dale's. Didn't sleep a wink that night and didn't go to … » 2/18/14 11:01pm 2/18/14 11:01pm

I like both of these drivers. I think they're both talented, especially Parker. His dominant ARCA season was impressive and I was fortunate enough to see him win at Toledo that year. But you cannot sell me the line about them being in underfunded equipment. BKR, KBM in trucks, and JR motorsports in Nationwide are top… » 2/16/14 10:32am 2/16/14 10:32am

This article epitomizes how fucking ignorant commenters on this site are. I see a bunch of uneducated folks spouting off "facts" and biased opinions of hydrogen. It's as if oil companies are paying people to blast hydrogen on here. Take it from someone who's actually WORKED with hydrogen powered vehicles (ICE, not fuel… » 1/08/14 10:04pm 1/08/14 10:04pm

This video illustrates why a FD racer would struggle mightily on a dirt track. Pavement is a fairly consistent surface, so it's much easier to control a slide. Dirt on the other hand, is inconsistent and can change lap to lap. You can tell how much he struggles with this at 0:34 and especially at 1:24 in the last… » 12/26/13 5:30pm 12/26/13 5:30pm

It's time. It's just a number. And I'm saying this as a huge Dale Sr. fan. I'll remember Dale for being Dale, not for being the guy who drove the #3 despite him being synonymous with the number. Many people seem to forget that Austin grew up idolizing Dale and raced go karts with that number because of it. Is he just… » 12/11/13 9:09pm 12/11/13 9:09pm