F1 Racing is like driving jets on the ground. NASCAR is like racing monster cars in sheet metal around an oval. Indy Car are powerful beasts themselves. Each type of racing has their own unique demands and needs. Here is a video that shows the difference between pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car, Formula E and…
The North Wilkesboro Speedway opened in 1947, nearly a year before NASCAR was founded. The short track near moonshine country was where the first NASCAR champion, Robert "Red" Byron, was crowned. Today, five years after being abandoned, the historic speedway is just a rotting pile of sticks, crooked chairs, and…
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.
Back in May, astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson found his show was bumped due to a NASCAR race. Undeterred, he took to Twitter to explain some of the physics of racing. We're fans, but we thought his math was a little off. So Dr. Tyson just showed up in the comments to explain it all.
First of all, I should just say that you have to feel for Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He's a brilliant man, and he makes one mistake and we're all over him like flies on a rib roast. But that's okay — mistakes are useful for smart-making, and we called in our own captive physicist to explain exactly what went wrong.
This is Texas Motor Speedway's recently-unveiled "Big Hoss." At some 12 stories tall, it's the world's largest HD TV, so large that you could fit nine Alamos on its surface.
Last night in Peachtree City, Georgia, I got to sit in the backseat of a VW Phaeton—the cheapest Bentley I've ever seen—for the first time. That pleased my inner automotive cheapskate. We served pizza and beers to Jalopnik and Gizmodo readers, showed clips from our new TV show, and debated the future legality of…
NASCAR racer #55 Mark Martin recently had his Twitter account hacked, his access revoked, his account name name changed to EPICSWAGG, and his followers spammed. So how does a professional driver get his revenge? By stealing the hacker's name and using it for himself.
Many states are trying to curb cellphone use while driving, but Florida's not quite there yet, so Nascar driver Brad Keselowski was able to send a few tweets from the cockpit of his car during last night's Daytona 500.
NASCAR—a celebration of horsepower reveling in the roar of the engine and the aroma of gasoline, grease, and burning rubber. You shouldn't ask why NASCAR uses modified jet engines to dry its racetracks, you should ask why doesn't everybody?
The world's largest HDTV is 200 feet wide and 80 feet tall. The 16,000-square-foot screen is made up of 158 panels, weighing 165,000 pounds. It's lit up by 9 million LED lamps. But it's only 720p.
The latest Palm Pre release date rumor has come screaming out of a Sprint-sponsored NASCAR event, where the product placement was about as subtle as a 2,000-lb. stock car to the face.
Check this full size Nascar sitting on top of a steel belt sliding at 180mph. While wind tunnels have been used to design cars for years, the results can be affected by the fact that the ground is still. This machine solves that problem, in truly dramatic and dangerous fashion. Just like NASCAR itself. The image after…
"Heaven's Landing" is a gated community in Georgia created by former NASCAR racer Mike Ciochetti. What makes it different from other gated communities is the fact that all of the houses have planes parked in their driveways. That's because Heaven's Landing is based around a 5,000 foot private airstrip. Yes, those of…
Seeing as NASCAR is supposedly the nation's most widely watched sport, there's much reason to design a Robotic Vacuum to service the needs of fans. Priced at $280, the Track Vac has five pre-programmed vacuuming patterns, a NASCAR Pit-station charger, and the word NASCAR emblazoned everywhere.
Vroom. NASCAR and Goodyear have teamed up to mark all Goodyear Eagle tires with RFID tags. Pit crews, and potentially score-keepers, can read the tags as the cars come around the track or take pit stops. In the ultimate in PR-douchery, however, we get this sort of explanation from the tag manufacturer:
If you're a NASCAR fan, check out this stunning piece of equipment from Nextel and Sprint. An audio/video data scanner called the FanView, it will make sure you don't miss one single moment of racing magic—all over the 2.5 GHz wireless spectrum.