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All The Innovative Ways Dan Gurney Shaped Racing As We Know It Today

Dan Gurney died Sunday at age 86, and to say that he lived a full life would be an enormous understatement. He wasn’t just one of the world’s most prolific racing drivers, or the namesake of the Gurney flap and the Gurney bubble. He even started the tradition of spraying champagne on the podium. But […]

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Of Course F1 Is Backpedaling On Getting Rid Of Grid Girls 

Formula One’s use of grid girls is still “under review,” but instead of deciding whether to axe the concept altogether, F1 will try to make grid girls “more relevant” to competition. This weak and complacent move was, of course, going to happen the whole time. It was silly of us to think otherwise.Read more… Continue […]

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Two-Liter Screamer Ford Escort RS2000 Rips Up Hillclimb Course

This video depicts Rino Muradore on his way to a Historic Class victory at the 2017 running of the Cronoscalata Cividale Castelmonte Italian Hillclimb. The car’s 2-liter Ford/Cosworth aluminum block BDG engine does the lion’s share of the work, converting screaming engine sounds into speed, presumably through magic.…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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At The Halfway Point, Carlos Sainz Inherits Dakar Lead

Prior to Saturday’s 425km stage, Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel had led the 14-day rally by 27 minutes over Peugeot teammate Sainz. Over the first few timing sections of the 7th stage from La Paz to Uyuni, Peterhansel had cleared another 3 minutes over Sainz, running like a man possessed. Unfortunately, while trying…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Dakar Team Finishes The Last 24 Miles Of The Day With Only Two Front Tires

If you keep popping tires, perhaps you should take a page from the No. 321 Dakaras Toyota. These crazy Lithuanians put the two good tires on the front of their Toyota Hilux and pretended it was just a big front-wheel-drive Yaris. They went over 24 miles with only two front tires to reach the finish […]

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The World Rally Championship Will Stream Every Stage In 2018

Rally is one of our favorite motorsports for going deep into nature—beyond the limits of civilization, cell service and sanity—and blasting through it with a car. This is also what’s makes it extremely difficult to broadcast, but somehow, the World Rally Championship figured out how for every stage in 2018—not for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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New Amazon Documentary Series Goes Inside McLaren’s Awful 2017 F1 Season

Last season was another disappointment for the McLaren-Honda team, but it will give us something else that’s very cool. McLaren let a documentary crew film the inner workings of their 2017 season for a new four-episode series on Amazon: Grand Prix Driver. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Burnout Champion Brown Holden Ute Is Australia’s New King Of The Hoons

Try as we might, we just can’t seem to out-hoon the continent that gave us the word “hoon.” Australia opens every year with perhaps the most glorious spectacle in roasted tires: Summernats. This year’s burnout contest winner is pure Jalop bait, too. It’s a Holden ute that’s even louder than it is brown—and it is…Read […]

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Cadillac is still the fastest car in IMSA as the 2018 season kicks off with the Roar Before The 24 t

Cadillac is still the fastest car in IMSA as the 2018 season kicks off with the Roar Before The 24 testing at Daytona this weekend. Cadillac’s DPi-V.R prototype led every session, and the 15-minute mock qualifying session run today was swept by Caddy taking the top four spots. Brazilian driver, Felipe Nasr, set a best…Read more… […]

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America’s Most Promising Racer At Dakar Suffers Heavy Crash At The Start Of Day Two

Dakar Rally rookie and truck jump record-setting badass Bryce Menzies was involved in a major crash on the second day of the 14-day-long rally. Menzies, whose extensive off-road racing experience made him the best hope for an American to win this year, crashed less than four miles into today’s stage out of fourth…Read more… Continue […]

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This Weekend Kicks Off America’s Best Shot At Winning The Grueling Dakar Rally

The incredible 14-day Dakar Rally kicks off through South America Saturday and American off-road racer Bryce Menzies is finally getting to race it. Menzies wanted to race the Dakar last year, but was badly injured when a world record jump attempt went wrong. Now he’s there in an X-Raid Mini—one of Dakar’s best…Read more… Continue […]

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Racer Scott Tucker Sentenced To Over 16 Years In Prison For Illegal Payday Lending Scheme

Former American Le Mans Series champion Scott Tucker was sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison for illegal payday lending practices, reports The Kansas City Star. The $2 billion lending enterprise funded Tucker’s lavish lifestyle, which included racing an Audi LMP1 at Le Mans as well as his Level 5 Motorsports …Read more… […]

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