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Jun 11, 2020. 24 comments

Last Night's Massive NASCAR Power Saw Is Totally Legal For Now

Last Night's Massive NASCAR Power Saw Is Totally Legal For Now

Many of you watching last night’s NASCAR race may have experienced a bit of deja vu as you watched a pit crew pull out a massive powered cutoff wheel and starting hacking their Toyota to pieces. But unlike the last time it happened, it’s totally within the rules this time.

Confederacy Loses Again, This Time To NASCAR

NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag following the recent wave of Black...

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Jun 11, 2020. 23 comments

It's Time For GTE To Fade Away

It's Time For GTE To Fade Away

The world of high-level international motorsport has gotten too expensive to continue at its current pace of development. That’s just a fact. Porsche has reduced its GTE plan from four cars to just two, pulling out of IMSA effective at the end of this season. BMW similarly withdrew from FIA WEC at the end of last season. Ford pulled its entire GT program.

Corvette isn’t even going to race at...

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Jun 11, 2020. 12 comments

Confederacy Loses Again, This Time To NASCAR

Confederacy Loses Again, This Time To NASCAR

NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag following the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the country after decades of efforts and weak concessions. Let the flag-shredding burnouts commence.

Here’s NASCAR’s statement on the ban:

It finally happened, thanks to recent movements both within the NASCAR community, and a broader global community of peaceful activists marching in protest...

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Jun 10, 2020. 20 comments

Lemons Is Doing More To Advance Electric Racing Than Le Mans

Lemons Is Doing More To Advance Electric Racing Than Le Mans

A little over a year ago the 24 Hours of Lemons introduced a $50,000 prize for the first team to win one of the series’ many races on full electric power. In order to make such a thing even remotely possible, the series exempted the cost of EV powertrains from its series-wide $500 budget cap. Thus far only two teams have even attempted to race EVs in Lemons, but progress is being made and it...

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Jun 10, 2020. 24 comments

There Is No Place For Confederate Flags In NASCAR

There Is No Place For Confederate Flags In NASCAR

For several years now NASCAR has distanced itself from the battle flag originally used by the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee. The series has stated and reiterated its stance that the flag not be displayed in any official capacity, be it NASCAR licensed merchandise, event promotional material, signage, or team equipment. Following the Charleston, South Carolina shootings...

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May 02, 2020. 12 comments

Formula E Has Cancelled All Of Its Scheduled Events

Formula E Has Cancelled All Of Its Scheduled Events

The FIA Formula E season is looking like it’s been left for dead in 2020. While the series started racing back in November and has already completed its first five rounds, the remaining nine rounds of the series have been cancelled or postponed.

Without running eight full rounds of the championship, it will not be eligible as an FIA World Championship this year. The last three rounds, which...

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May 01, 2020. 15 comments

The Hungarian Grand Prix Is The Next Domino To Fall In F1's Doomed Calendar

The Hungarian Grand Prix Is The Next Domino To Fall In F1's Doomed Calendar

Formula One wants to get back to racing sooner rather than later, and for some teams it might be

a matter of survival that it does . Following the cancellation of the French Grand Prix earlier this month, that makes ten races that have been scrapped from the calendar , and it’s looking like an eleventh is in the offing.

Announced on Thursday, the country of Hungary is extending a ban on...

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Apr 29, 2020. 6 comments

North Carolina Governor Gives Approval For A Fan-Free NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 On Memorial Day Weekend

North Carolina Governor Gives Approval For A Fan-Free NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 On Memorial Day Weekend

It’s beginning to look like NASCAR may be the first series back on track during our ongoing international coronavirus epidemic. In less than one month from today, NASCAR is tentatively expecting to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, running the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24th in North Carolina without any fans present. During a press conference on Tuesday, North Carolina governor Roy Cooper...

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Apr 28, 2020. 17 comments

DTM Has A Few Options

DTM Has A Few Options

The future of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft looks a bit bleak at the moment. We’re in the early stages of an international economic depression, and it was bound to cause the tightening of the purse strings at many automotive companies, as well as non-automotive sponsors. On Monday, Audi announced it was ending its efforts in the DTM championship at the end of the 2020 season, and...

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Apr 25, 2020. 5 comments

BMW Won Dakar In 1985 With A Busted Junker Of A Motorcycle

BMW Won Dakar In 1985 With A Busted Junker Of A Motorcycle

Dakar isn’t the kind of race you want to take on with a less-than-perfect motorcycle, but in 1985 Belgian rider Gaston Rahier managed to win on a broke-as-shit BMW GS. Rahier had already won the Dakar in 1984 and was confident that his much-improved 1985 ride would help him repeat. But then in a pre-race media appearance he put a foot wrong and wadded the bike up in a huge crash.

BMW and the...

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Apr 22, 2020. 21 comments

It's Time We Talk About The Racing Scene In Ready Player One

It's Time We Talk About The Racing Scene In Ready Player One

I must admit that I was cautiously optimistic going into the theater for Ready Player One in March of 2018. I’m right in the demographic for this kind of thing, nostalgic for the 80s and 90s, student of popular culture, and a fan of director Steven Spielberg’s oeuvre. The movie had some suitably weird cars in it, and one of the big action set pieces was a race, as shown in the trailer for the...

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Apr 22, 2020. 21 comments

The Cost Of The F1 Shutdown Has At Least Two Teams Sweating Bullets

The Cost Of The F1 Shutdown Has At Least Two Teams Sweating Bullets

The 2020 Formula One season has already been blown wide open by the coronavirus pandemic. A full 9 grands prix have been cancelled or postponed at this point, and things don’t look promising for at least some of the remaining 13 races. Each of those races which have gone un-run are costly for teams, the series, and drivers. Commercial rights money is drying up, sponsors are not willing to pay...

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Apr 19, 2020. 23 comments

Bentley Scanned All 630 Parts Of The 1929 Blower To Rebuild The Legend

Bentley Scanned All 630 Parts Of The 1929 Blower To Rebuild The Legend

Just last September, Bentley

announced it would be painstakingly recreating 12 examples of its most famous race car, the 4 1/2-liter boosted 1929 Blower Bentley. Those plans hit a major milestone this week as engineers pushed through the current crisis to finalize the CAD modeling of every part of the original Blower.

The most fascinating detail of completing this initial step in the...

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Apr 18, 2020. 2 comments

Check Out This Dramatic Nighttime Desert Racing Footage

Check Out This Dramatic Nighttime Desert Racing Footage
Truck Yeah The trucks are good!

The new

Race Motion video series is a collection of badass clips from desert races. That’s it. But they’re intensely cinematic and I’m big into them, so please enjoy the latest installment in this visually impressive series: The Mint 400 at night.

I feel like this kind of music is usually an overture to something with swords and dragons, but desert...

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Apr 18, 2020. 11 comments

This Ferrari F355 Screams With A British Accent

This Ferrari F355 Screams With A British Accent

The phrase “shout it from the mountain tops” is meant to invoke imagery of someone proclaiming some heartfelt sentiment to everyone, whether acquainted or not. Usually used as a way of professing love for someone or something. In the case of this Zytek-powered Ferrari F355, it is the thing doing the shouting for which I have fallen smitten. This hillclimb car was built for competing in the...

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Apr 17, 2020. 8 comments

Formula E Is One Step Closer To Scrapping The Whole Season

Formula E Is One Step Closer To Scrapping The Whole Season

The FIA’s all-electric open wheel racing series is on the ropes for the 2019-20 season. Having started in November, the racers have already completed 5 rounds of the championship, but with Thursday’s announcement that all races in May and June have been indefinitely suspended, there are only two race weekends remaining on the schedule.

Back in January, we first reported on the Coronavirus

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Apr 17, 2020. 8 comments

'IMSA' Is 'Racing' At 'Laguna Seca' Right Now

'IMSA' Is 'Racing' At 'Laguna Seca' Right Now

There isn’t any racing going on right now thanks to the hellscape that is planet Earth amid a deadly international pandemic. Obviously racing doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, but it is a piece of normal life that I must admit to missing right now. Thankfully, most of our favorite international racers are committed to continuing racing.

IMSA has a full field of 50 racers...

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Apr 15, 2020. 20 comments

NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Fired After Using N-Word

NASCAR Driver Kyle Larson Fired After Using N-Word

Kyle Larson

used the n-word during a racing stream Sunday night , and he was suspended yesterday by both his team and NASCAR over it. Today, Chip Ganassi Racing said that he is now fired.

Well, “fired” wasn’t the word they used but:

“After much consideration, Chip Ganassi Racing has determined that it will end its relationship with driver Kyle Larson,” read the organization’s statement. “As we...

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Apr 13, 2020. 18 comments

NASCAR Driver Says N-Word During Live Racing Stream

NASCAR Driver Says N-Word During Live Racing Stream

Kyle Larson, who is 27-years-old, half-Japanese, and old enough to know better, calmly uttered the N-word while doing a virtual race last night on Twitch. The most charitable reading is that he didn’t know his voice was being broadcast to the world, but, come on, man.

Here is video of the incident, which was on Twitch and eNASCAR.com:

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Apr 10, 2020. 9 comments

This Wild Motorcycle Was Built To Go Really Fast On Ice

This Wild Motorcycle Was Built To Go Really Fast On Ice

Last year—to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Indian Scout—Indian Motorcycle teamed up with Workhorse Speed Shop to build an incredible monster of a motorcycle to tackle high speed events. They called the bike Appaloosa. For 2020 the bike received a few big updates, and was shipped to the frigid Russian winter to run at the Baikal Mile event, on ice.

Appaloosa is based on an

Indian Scout...

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