Year after year I am consistently disappointed by the poor design of motorsports apparel. Okay, there are a few leagues, teams, brands and fans that do it well, but for the most part, it’s a mess. When will the silhouetted face of a driver pushing through a myriad of colours or non-subtle use of logos splashed across every inch of material fade into the past? It appears that in motorsports apparel, the treasured ‘whitespace’ doesn’t exist.
As part of our motorsports lifestyle initiative, I’m starting a series on motorsports fashion. Over the next while, we’ll be highlighting various designers that… read more
I love seeing F1 drivers (any motorsport drivers for that matter) poke fun at one another. During their intense careers, especially when their both active drivers, each driver is wary of the next and they live in an overly competitive environment. In the off-season and the retirement years, it’s really great to see two of them come together for some fun. Watch Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen stroll through the mountains.
Remember seven-time world champion and rival Michael Schumacher said Häkkinen is the man he respected the most during his Formula One career. Schumi’s been beaten once more by his… read more
IndyCar Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil 300
It was pit strategy that won the race for Dario Franchitti at Chicagoland’s night race this past weekend – a race complete with a record-breaking number of lead changes and a dramatic finish.
Dario Franchitti, Dan Wheldon, Marco Andretti
It was the last pit stop, and Franchitti came in in 9th position. A last-minute decision to only take fuel – no tires – had him leaving pit row in first place. It was a gamble, but the only chance they had to win. The gamble paid off, and Franchitti… read more
Controversy won out at several of the weekend’s races, making some fans excited and wanting more, and others ready to quit watching the sport.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Brickyard 400
It was a hot weekend at the Brickyard this weekend, on a track that is notorious for difficult passing and single-file racing. McMurray was victorious, joining one of racing’s most exclusive clubs.
Jamie McMurray, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle
With 11 laps left, McMurray passed race leader Kevin Harvick on a restart. McMurray pulled away easily and ended up finishing 1.39 seconds ahead of Harvick.
McMurray’s win gives… read more
This weekend had plenty of racing to keep you on the couch (or, if you’re one of the lucky ones, at the racetrack enjoying the live action!).
Missed some of the action? Don’t worry -we’ll get you caught up in no time. Here’s what happened:
NASCAR NationwideDollar General 300
Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Brian Scott (R)
After a green-white-checkered restart, Kyle Busch edged out teammate Joey Logano for the win. Logano “embarrassed more than anything else.”
Busch has won 4 out of his last 5 Nationwide starts.
Can you imagine if this happened to you?… read more
|Approximate Race Length:||200 miles|
|Top Speed:||~225 mph|
|Fuel:||Unleaded racing gasoline with at least 5.75 percent biomatter|
|0-60 mph:||2 secs|
|0-100 mph:||< 3 secs|
|Engine:||Normally-aspirated, 2.4 litre V8; turbochargers & superchargers are forbidden|
|Gearbox:||Sequential, typically with 6 or 7 forward gears. At least one reverse gear.|
|Tires:||Grooved racing slicks. Front: 13.98″ max width Rear: 14.97″ max width|
|Wheelbase:||120″ to 130″|
|Chassis:||Carbon fiber monocoque|
|Suspension:||Pushrod with double wishbones|
|Min. Weights:||1322.77 lbs. with driver|
|Annual Cost Per Car:||$57 million – $418.5 million (depending on the team)|
|Vehicle Manufacturers:||Mercedes, Ferrari, BMW, Renault, Toyota, Honda|