IndyCar’s Detroit Grand Prix Devolves Into Crash Fest

IndyCar’s Detroit Grand Prix was scripted like a ’90s disaster movie; there were wrecks everywhere. The NASCAR Cup Series had a finish at Gateway that was so unexpectedly dramatic, it couldn’t have been scripted. The defending champion and fan favorite Ryan Blaney was on the verge of being gifted a race win after the second-place … Read more

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Waits An Hour To Punch Kyle Busch In The Face

The NASCAR All-Star Race on Sunday night featured a first-lap tussle that escalated into a post-race brawl between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch at the recently repaved North Wilkesboro Speedway. Team Penske dominated qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 as if the suspensions for its push-to-pass scandal never happened. It’s Monday, May 20, 2024 and … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About NASCAR Stage Breaks

I have fully maintained that the NASCAR Cup Series is, right now, one of the few motorsport series doing everything well. The races are competitive, the Next-Gen cars are well-designed pieces of machinery, and the series is looking to grow its horizons and audiences. There’s just one part that seems to stump people when I … Read more

These Are The Wildest Cheats, Tricks And Gimmicks In NASCAR History

The Greatest Cheats in Racing History Another icon of the stock car cheating game is ol’ Smokey Yunick. He was one of those people who had a massively creative brain, one that could look at a NASCAR rulebook, find all of the loopholes and then design a car around it. This car, a 1967 Chevrolet … Read more

Watch A NASCAR Driver Wreck An Infield Station Wagon At The 1981 Daytona 500

The 1981 Daytona 500 has plenty of reasons to go down in history. It was Richard Petty’s last of seven Daytona 500 wins, marking a successful end to a career that had started to wane. It was the first outing for the “downsized” Cup Series cars. It also resulted in one of the wildest crashes … Read more

Daytona 500 Winner William Byron Thought There Would Be More Wrecks

Daytona 500 winner William Byron stopped by Jalopnik to talk about how he ended up in victory lane less than 24 hours ago. Effective strategy, preparation and teamwork put the Hendrick Motorsports driver in contention, but two late-rate cautions played a significant role in deciding a winner. While Daytona is known for wrecks that send … Read more

Seven-time NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson welcomes Creed to Daytona 500 with arms wide open

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jimmie Johnson and his Legacy Motor Club race team welcomed Creed to NASCAR with arms wide open. So singer Scott Stapp and the rest of the multi-platinum rock band filled them — they handed Johnson an autographed guitar. Johnson, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, joked he quickly needed lessons. Turns out, … Read more

The Rock, Pitbull, DJ Khaled bring South Florida flavor to Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 3-0-5 took over the Daytona 5-0-0. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Pitbull and DJ Khaled represented South Florida at the Daytona 500, as the trio of Sunshine State celebrities brought a dose of star power to Sunday’s scheduled race day that was washed out by rain. Johnson, the wrestler/actor, said he … Read more

Toyota takes high hopes into Daytona 500 but weather may affect ‘The Great American Race’

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin leaned into the window of Christopher Bell’s winning Toyota to congratulate his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate on beating him in a Daytona 500 qualifying race. Hamlin then gave Bell detailed directions to victory lane. “Been to victory lane at Daytona a time or three,” Hamlin wrote on social media. … Read more