Check Out All The Most Interesting Cars From The 2024 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance

Photo: Daniel Golson/Jalopnik We’re starting off strong with the 1996 Mazda Miata M-Coupe concept, which debuted at the 1996 New York Auto Show. The idea of a hardtop Miata first came about in 1992, with designer Tom Matano envisioning a grand tourer with more luggage space and interior comfort. While this concept was made from … Read more

Even The Klan Couldn’t Stop Black Racing In Indiana

In the 1920s, racial segregation in sports was a political issue of national importance. Racing was no different. Black drivers were banned from competing in the Indianapolis 500. The American Automobile Association, the event’s then-sanctioning body, ardently refused to grant racing licenses to Black drivers. As a result, Indianapolis’ Black community decided to organize a … Read more

Here’s How Long You Can Loiter Around Indianapolis Motor Speedway After The Indy 500

After a massive sporting event like the Indianapolis 500 concludes, hoards of folks will usually head straight to the exits to get out of Dodge, but not this one TikToker. No, sir. He set out to see just how long he could stick around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway once the checkered flag fell and Josef … Read more

Katherine Legge’s Indy 500 Wasn’t The Redemption She Wanted, But She May Have Changed Racing Forever

Practice for the 2024 Indianapolis 500 had yet to start when I first spoke to Katherine Legge about her fourth attempt at competing in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. In 2023, Legge was the first retirement in the event. When I asked why she wanted to come back in 2024, her answer was simple: Redemption. … Read more

Tom Blomqvist Benched After First-Corner Indy 500 Crash

Meyer Shank Racing announced on Wednesday that Tom Blomqvist will step aside as a driver after his first corner crash during the Indianapolis 500. The wreck ended his pursuit for glory, as well as collecting 2022 Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson and Pietro Fittipaldi. Four-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves will replace Blomqvist for the … Read more

I Tried Driving An Indy Car On Honda’s Professional Racing Simulator And My Arms Still Hurt

I was approximately four crash-filled laps into my first stint behind the wheel of Honda’s latest and greatest professional Driver In Loop (DIL) racing simulator when I first noticed it: my arms ached, from fingertips to shoulder blades. As I binned it into the wall for the second time, I also realized I hadn’t breathed … Read more

Rain Delays Are One Of Motorsport’s Most Underrated Features

The rain had delayed the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 for a little under an hour when a cheer erupted from the crowd seeking shelter near the Pagoda Plaza: We were racing. No, not the cars; they were still tucked comfortably in their Gasoline Alley garages as rain continued to pour. No — the … Read more

Indy 500 Proves Why It’s The Greatest Spectacle In Racing Yet Again

The Indianapolis 500 captivated racing fans around the world on Sunday despite a four-hour rain delay. The instant classic at the Brickyard looked even better when compared to the day’s other events, a dull Monaco Grand Prix and a rain-shortened Coca-Cola 600. It’s Tuesday, May 28, 2024 and this is Racing Recap, your summary of … Read more

What Happens If It Rains At The Indy 500?

The finish of the rain-shortened 2007 Indy 500Photo: Robert Laberge The weather forecasts are looking bleak for this year’s Indianapolis 500. There’s a high chance that thunderstorms will pass over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday. While the IndyCar Series races in wet conditions on road and street circuits, Firestone hasn’t developed a tire to … 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