7 Truck Mods You Should Avoid at All Costs
Part of what makes being a gearhead so great is the freedom to mod our trucks in any way that we choose. With all the aftermarket truck accessories out there, you’ll find pretty much endless upgrades compatible with practically any pickup on the market. However, just because you can,...
Our 4 Favorite Drivers From Netflix’s “Hyperdrive”
If high-stakes drifting action really revs your engine, then Hyperdrive is the show for you. The reality TV show on Netflix takes drift racing to a whole different level, challenging drivers against each other in an effort to become the champion. Executive producer Charlize Theron brings the idea to life,...
Is There Beef Brewing Between Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott? Hendrick Motorsports Is Working to Avoid It.
In some ways, last Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway was a great day for Hendrick Motorsports. Kyle Larson, coming off a frustrating Daytona 500, was able to dust off the cobwebs and secure the win at the Wise Power 400. However, that big victory didn’t come without a cost, as the driver of the No. 5 car sent his teammate Chase Elliott into the wall with 20 laps remaining.
The 7 Best NASCAR Drivers of the 1970s
While NASCAR grew in popularity in the 1960s, it absolutely soared in the 1970s. Auto racing was even dubbed “The Sport of the 1970s.” With a host of new, top-of-the-line facilities popping up all over the country, NASCAR was beginning to make its way into the modern era.
4-Time Formula One Champion Boycotts Russia Race After Attack on Ukraine
Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel says he will not race in the Russian Grand Prix in September after Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine earlier Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling. After President Vladimir Putin defiantly announced he was launching a military operation, Ukraine’s government...
Tony Stewart Got Cheeky With Kevin Harvick’s Wife, and Even the Announcers Were Caught Off Guard
Ah, the classic butt grab. It’s apparently been one of Tony Stewart’s signature moves for quite some time, and he became pretty well known for it around the race track, especially back when he was a full-time NASCAR driver. In the below video, he’s shown at Chicagoland Speedway...
This FedEx Driver Got Fired After His Confrontation With a Customer Went Viral
Back in May 2020, video of a confrontation between FedEx employees and a customer in Leesburg, Georgia ended in the workers getting fired. The viral video was posted to social media and #boycottfedex began trending on Twitter pretty quickly, as the video reached over six million views. It all started...
Florida Man Stands Through Sunroof at 100 MPH, Says “I’d Rather Go to Jail Than Back Home”
Leonard Olsen is clearly one seriously unhappy dude. The 70-year-old Florida man apparently has such a bad marriage, that he would have rather gone to jail than spend any more time with his wife. Unfortunately, in the process of pulling off his great escape from Mrs. Olsen, he endangered a number of other drivers and caught himself several criminal charges. Not a great look, Leonard.
Driver Gets Frustrated With Snowy Car in Front of Him and Decides to Do Something About It
As you may have seen a time or two before, whether in person or in a viral video, drivers in Canada love taking it upon themselves to brush the snow off of other folks’ vehicles. This act has even been referred to as “Canadian road rage.” Hey, the version of road rage in the Great White North sure beats the whole middle finger and pull over so I can beat your ass type of vibe.
Lewis Hamilton Is Taking Social Media Companies to Task After Fellow F1 Driver Gets Death Threats
Lewis Hamilton urged social media companies to do more to stop the spread of online abuse after fellow Formula One driver Nicholas Latifi received death threats following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Latifi crashed his Williams car with a few laps left and with Hamilton coasting toward an eighth...
Austin Cendric’s Crew Celebrates Shocking Daytona 500 Win in This Electric Pit Road Video
Austin Cindric shocked the NASCAR world last Sunday when he pulled off the improbable and won the 2022 Daytona 500. The 23-year-old driver for Team Penske survived several big wrecks to get his big win. These were wrecks that caught up the likes of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, and William Byron, all of whom were early favorites to get the W at the Great American Race.
You Won’t Find a Happy Person in the World Than This Driver Slamming Gears in a Honda
Judging from the comments, this video is one of the most divisive viral videos on the internet right now, for all the right reasons. If you watch it without sound, you’re not going to get it. If you don’t enjoy driving, you’re not going to get it. But, if you remember the first time you sat behind the wheel of a car with even a little bit of vroom, you’ll get it.
A Couple of Buddies Got Together and Had a Destructive Blast Doing Their First Demolition Derby
In celebration of its partnership with The Grand Tour a couple years back, Buzzfeed gathered up its Try Guys team to try their hands and driving abilities at a dangerously destructive demolition derby for the very first time. When I say amateurs, I mean these guys had absolutely never done...
“Only in Oklahoma”: Family Witnesses One Driver’s Attention-Grabbing Method of Transporting a Deer Carcass
Did Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might a Redneck If…” bit ever mention anything about carrying deer on the outside of a car trunk? Because what we got here is a situation that, well, you wouldn’t see in a big city, let’s just put it that way.
Jeff Gordon’s New Role at Hendrick Is a Tough Gig, and the 4-Time Champ Is Loving Every Minute
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon called NASCAR races for Fox when his old boss popped in for a visit and left behind a note. Rick Hendrick had good-naturedly posted hours of his 12-plus-hour work days for his former star driver. Those are the grueling demands of the job when you own more than 100 car dealerships and have your name on the winningest organization in stock car history.
This Wannabe Stunt Woman Became Infamous After Failed Mini Bike Jump
Known for his quick-witted delivery, comedian Daniel Tosh is has been at it for decades, and while his career really took off in 2001 after an appearance on David Letterman’s show, Tosh is most known for his Comedy Central show Tosh.0. The show features the comedian riffing on funny...
Blast From the Past: Check Out More Than 60 Years of NASCAR Fans at the Daytona 500
Since its inaugural race in 1959, the Daytona 500 has been the premier race in NASCAR. We could go on for pages about iconic moments at the Great American Race from over the years. You have Tiny Lund’s win in 1963, dubbed the “Miracle in Daytona.” There was the first start-to-finish televised Daytona 500 in 1979, where Richard Petty won for the sixth time and Cale Yarborough and the Allison brothers infamously brawled on the infield.
Jusan Hamilton Just Made Daytona 500 History
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jusan Hamilton fell hard for fast cars, dreaming as a kid of a NASCAR career as he drove at dirt tracks in New York. He contended for wins, kept pace with top drivers as he bounced from series to series and trusted his talent enough to know that he could succeed as a professional driver.
Will the Daytona 500 Look Different This Year? Martin Truex Jr., Joey Logano, and More Tell Us What to Expect.
Daytona International Speedway has not changed in the six months since NASCAR held a race there. It’s still a 2.5-mile speedway. The banking in the corners is still 31 degrees, and the racing surface is still 40-feet wide. And, like every February since 1959, the Daytona 500 is here to mark the start of the NASCAR Cup Series season.
Little Girl Locked Inside Maserati Needs a Tiny Bit of Help From Dad to Get Out
Having a young son or daughter locked in the family car is every parent’s nightmare, and too often, these sorts of scenarios end in tragedy. Thankfully, this incident that went down in Boston ended on a happy note, due to a little bit of coaching from the trapped toddler’s dad.
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