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Why Do Automakers Spend Big Money On Racing?

Brian Moody | Posted 07.07.2016 | Sports
Brian Moody

On the surface, some things seem kind of pointless -- owning a car in New York City, washing a 2-year-old's face or voting in the 2016 presidential el...

Scientists Name Greatest Formula One Driver Of All Time In New Study

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Science

Who is the greatest Formula One driver of all time? F1 fans certainly have their own opinions. But according to a new statistical analysis by scientis...

Getting to Know Ferrari Driver Josh Cartu

Jack Choros | Posted 03.25.2017 | Sports
Jack Choros

After hearing Josh Cartu's story and learning a little bit more about him, it's easy to see why the man has such a large social media following. The man is one of the best-kept secrets on the racing scene today.

Joey Logano Catches Us Up to Speed for the Daytona 500

Philip Louie | Posted 02.19.2017 | Sports
Philip Louie

NASCAR driver Joey Logano visited AOL BUILD recently to talk about his career thus far, the changes in store for this season and this year's upcoming ...

Back in the Driver's Seat

Gin Sander | Posted 02.09.2017 | Fifty
Gin Sander

"My momma was a race car driver..." My boys used to trot that phrase out whenever they wanted to impress a new friend. And, although unusual for small boys, they were telling the truth.

Bill Nye Has A Brilliant Idea To Transform NASCAR

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Technology

Has the time come for NASCAR to go green -- and help save the world? Bill Nye thinks so. In an emotional new blog post, America's beloved "Science Guy...

IndyCar's Scott Dixon Reflects On His Latest Championship, Justin Wilson and Driver Safety

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.29.2016 | Sports

After a stunning come-from-behind performance, Scott Dixon was crowned as IndyCar's newest champion on Aug. 30. The victory, however, came at a diffic...

The King of Jordan's Go-Kart Track

ADST | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home

Prince Hussein bin Talal, who became King of Jordan following the assassination of his grandfather and the abdication of his father, was a risk-taker. He asserted Jordan's independence against British rule and repeatedly reached out to other nations to secure peace in the region.

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Saves Lives With Organ Donations

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.25.2015 | Sports

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday night at the age of 37. He sustained a head injury after he was hit by debris and crashed during a race at...

Auto Racing Stars Send Thoughts And Prayers To Justin Wilson's Family After His Death

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.28.2016 | Sports

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died on Monday night after being seriously injured when a piece of debris broke off another car and struck him in the hea...

NASCAR Legend Buddy Baker Dead At 74

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 12.28.2016 | Sports

Buddy Baker, the 1980 Daytona 500 champion who became a popular commentator after his racing career ended in 1992, died on Monday of lung cancer at th...

F1 Driver Jenson Button And Wife Allegedly Gassed And Robbed Of $465,000 While On Vacation

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 12.28.2016 | Sports

Jenson Button and his wife, Jessica Michibata, were allegedly staked out, gassed and then robbed by two men on Monday. The former F1 World Champion wa...

Formula 1 CIO: 11 Ways to Build a High Performance IT Organization

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In Formula 1 racing the difference between a champion and a second place finish can be a matter of seconds of indecision, imprecise execution, or error in judgement. To win, the entire Formula 1 racing team, including the information technology (IT) and the CIO, must perform at the highest level.

The 4 Reasons Racers Rev Their Engines

Quora | Posted 07.17.2016 | Science

Does revving your engine make it go faster from the starting line? In neutral? No. But I can easily see why one might think so, especially if -- as I suspect -- one has been watching live or televised drag racing.

What Are the Biggest Health Risks for NASCAR Drivers, Aside From Car Crashes?

Quora | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports

I can only speak for NASCAR, but car crashes are not in fact a big health risk for NASCAR drivers. Due to all the increased safety measures since the fatal crash that killed Dale Earnhardt in 2001, there has not been a driver fatality in a NASCAR race since 2001. Crashes are one of the least hazardous aspects of the sport.

Nick Offerman Pumps Up America About NASCAR In Hilarious Super Bowl Ad

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports

It's time for some patriotic, tough-as-nails, meat-on-the-grill fun.

When Is a Sport Not a Sport: When It Involves Brooms, Shuttlecocks or Used Rental Shoes

Christopher Lamb | Posted 01.25.2015 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

I shouldn't have been surprised when I was asked what separates a sport from something else. I answered by paraphrasing Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's attempt to define obscenity: I'm not sure what a sport is, but I know it when I see it.

Celebrity Collector: John Force

Reyne Haines | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Reyne Haines

John Force began his career in racing with the reputation of a "disaster on wheels" and turned into the winningest driver in drag racing history.

Laid-Back Charlotte, NC - at 170 MPH in an Indy car!

James M. Clash | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

Charlotte is known by most tourists for its laid-back, southern charm. But to auto racing fans it's the capital of NASCAR, with its famous "Hall of Fame Museum" downtown.

7 Reasons Why the Indy 500 Is Still the Greatest Race in the World

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

After four straight years of exciting finishes, the addition of a new title sponsor, and a deeper and more diverse field of drivers than has been seen in years, the luster appears to be returning to the Indianapolis 500.

How One Driver's Indy 500 Race Will Help Save Lives

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

She is a 30-year-old IndyCar driver from England, who now resides in Indianapolis. Without a full-time team, she represents one of these drivers who spends a great deal of time putting together her race schedule -- working with teams and sponsors to help find the funding for another chance.

Texas Ring Exacts Toll On Journalist Bull-Fighter

James M. Clash | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

(Photo by Andy Gregory, courtesy of Jim Clash) "Auto-racing, bull-fighting and mountain-climbing are the only real sports... all others are games." ...

Find Intensity, Don't Wait for It

Alex Charfen | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

I believe we all create our own vivid moments of intensity. For each of us, these moments are different; however, there is one constant, we don't have to wait for them to happen, we can create them. And when we do, we can intentionally recognize them and make the choice to chase them.

Who Are the Real Olympians?

Julia Landauer | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports
Julia Landauer

So as we watch the 2014 Olympics, where we celebrate hundreds of athletes' superhuman capabilities, aptitude and skill, we should remember to routinely celebrate those same qualities that racecar drivers exhibit almost every week.

Happy Halloween Weekend! It's Party Time

Dylan Kwasniewski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dylan Kwasniewski

What's up everyone! It's that time of the week for another vlog and today I'm reporting from the sunny Huntington Beach in California.