Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole. » 8/22/14 12:47pm 8/22/14 12:47pm

I Rode Shotgun in a Rally Race By Strapping a Phone To My Face

Google Cardboard and its ilk are proving that virtual reality isn't just the realm of the Oculus Rift; you can do wonders with not much more than a phone and a couple of lenses. I saw some proof of that this morning, when I rode shotgun in a motorsports rally by strapping a phone to my face. » 7/03/14 11:20am 7/03/14 11:20am

An F1 Steering Wheel Has To Be The World's Most Complex Input Device

Formula One steering wheels are known for being incredibly complicated pieces of tech that take a long time to master. This latest generation of wheels have even more systems to manage than ever. Here's Ferrari tester Marc Gene to break it all down. » 4/07/14 4:38pm 4/07/14 4:38pm

Mercedes F1's Secret Is It Split Its Turbo In Half

Adult Power Wheels Racing Is Real, Wonderful, And Totally Insane

If there is a way to race something, people will race it. Enter the Power Racing Series, which is basically souped up Power Wheels built on a budget of $500. It is one of the most ridiculous, crazy, innovative, fun, and dangerous racing experiences I've ever seen, and you need to do it now. » 9/27/13 2:16pm 9/27/13 2:16pm

How to watch an unbroadcast live sporting event

Most sports, including Icelandic youth soccer, are televised. Unfortunately, American broadcasters dictate we get 900 hours of NASCAR for every one hour of something we actually want. Here's our guide to watching live sports when the powers-that-be won't let you. » 6/10/11 8:00pm 6/10/11 8:00pm

This Is Why You Don't Take an Expensive DSLR to a Rally Car Race

Have you ever seen how close photographers and spectators get to the action at rally car events? This guy is lucky that his head didn't go flying with his DSLR. » 2/13/09 3:00pm 2/13/09 3:00pm