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Racing in the 'Baja 1000' to Heal Young Hearts

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The race tests both machines and humans as it takes place over some of the harshest and most unforgiving terrain in the Baja peninsula, including desert, sand traps, rocks, steep hills, cattle crossings and, yes, even some paved roads here and there.

At NASCAR I Keep My Eyes on the Road, or Else

Ben Rhodes | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Ben Rhodes

When I fire up the engine in my race car, I focus 100 percent on the task at hand: bringing home a win. As a race car driver, if you are not focused, you can go from winning to wrecking out your car in a split second.

Why I Love Being A 58-Year-Old Female Race Car Driver

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty
Te-Erika Patterson

'I could have been a stay-at-home mom. But really, think about it. Join the PTA versus drive the tow truck and race trailer to Monterey, California to compete in a Valvoline ProVee? No contest,' says Lisa Noble, a 58-year-old race car driver from Kansas.

Auto Racing Team Joins Electric Car Championship

AP | JENNA FRYER | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green

-- Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday it has signed on as the third team to compete in the environmentally friendly FIA Formula E championship, w...

My Racing Mentor

Savannah Ivanitski | Posted 12.04.2012 | Teen
Savannah Ivanitski

Since the day I began my racing career, I noticed something very special about the motorsports industry: the people.

Race Car Driver Allan McNish Talks About Being Scared, Texting and Taking the Bus

Susan Michals | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Susan Michals

What makes a guy like this go on? Here, after having a few days to decompress post Le Mans 2012, the 42 year-old Scot talks about what spurs him on and the evils of texting behind the wheel.

Muscle Car Legend Dies

AP | JEFF WILSON and NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 07.11.2012 | Detroit

DALLAS -- Decades after a heart condition forced him to retire from racing, Carroll Shelby still loved to drive muscle cars. Well into his 80s, the le...

If I Ran Indycar...

Josh Farmer | Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

Randy Bernard has a tough job: Running a racing series that has lost a large amount of its fan following since the mid-90s and is still sliding downhill somewhat. If Randy was to come to me and hand the keys to Indycar over to me here is what I would do

Got Your Tickets?

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Tickets for the 2012 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix are going up for sale. The auto race is set for June 1-3 and will be held for the first...

Andrew Lenoir

Racing Cars, Reading Books: IndyCar Champ Scott Dixon Goes Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lenoir | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

When not winning races, IndyCar champion Scott Dixon reads to his two-year-old daughter Poppy. Her favorite books are “Goodnight Moon” and the Cli...

Kia Makarechi

Machine Seven Revs Up To Raise $10 Million For Charity

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.22.2011 | Impact

Anyone remotely familiar with NASCAR knows that advertisements and sponsorships are a large part of the sport. From the cars to the drivers' uniforms,...

Famous Artists Design Race Cars

Posted 09.13.2011 | Arts

Since 1975, BMW has commissioned 17 racing cars painted by famous artists from all over the world. Now, they're offering a virtual tour online of the ...

Jordan Schultz

Tia Norfleet Tries To Become First Female, African-American NASCAR Driver

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports

Tia Norfleet is used to breaking barriers. She's used to being overlooked, and she well knows the low odds and risks involved. None of this matters th...

California Off-Road Race Crash: Truck Plows Into Crowd, Kills 8, Injures 12

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and ANDREW DALTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. — The crowd at the off-road race could almost touch the trucks as they hurtled and bounced over the desert sand. They wer...

Dario Franchitti Wins The Indianapolis 500

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

(EDDIE PELLS/AP) INDIANAPOLIS — Dario Franchitti drove 199 nearly flawless laps, then survived the last one with a huge break from a spectacular...

The Greatest Car Race Ever? Not The Indy 500. Ford vs. Ferrari In 1966 (VIDEO)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

As I read Go Like Hell, I turned the pages faster, heart humming on all cylinders -- you can ignore the racing story (if you must) and thrill to this book as a business saga, an adventure story or even a mythic quest.

Indy 500 Winner Scott Dixon Celebrates, Danica Patrick Fails To Finish

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

INDIANAPOLIS — Scott Dixon stayed ahead of the trouble, got a boost from his crew and drove to his first Indianapolis 500 victory Sunday. Dixon...

Indy 500 Racer Hits Wall, Another's Car Catches Fire

AP | CHRIS JENKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

INDIANAPOLIS — Teammates Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti tangled on the track, perhaps costing Kanaan a chance to win. Danica Patrick _ all 100 p...