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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...