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    Report: Is it time to replace catch fences on Indycar racetracks?
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    There is a debate within the world of IndyCar as to whether a new and safer type of fencing should be installed at tracks – something less likely to injure a driver gone airborne than the catch fences and support posts used today. We characterize it as a "debate" but judging by the story in ...

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    Video: Alex Zanardi's hand-bike racing previewed in inspirational film
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    Alex Zanardi is an impressive person. Despite losing both his legs (and almost his life) in what many assumed was a career-ending crash during a 2001 CART race at Lausitzring, Zanadari wasn't content to accept that fate. After being disappointed with the prosthetic limbs doctors offered at the ...

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    Video: BMW pits M3 against X5 M at Laguna Seca in Zanardi-esque promo
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    It's nice to see that someone at BMW apparently has a wry sense of humor when it comes to the X5 M. We are not shy about admitting that we find it hard to take the 550-horsepower SUV seriously – we famously called it a "2.7-ton Miata with a lampshade on its head and a serious coke habit," ...

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    Monterey 2010: A century of Indianapolis 500 entrants féted at Pebble
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    Indianapolis 500 100th Anniversary at Pebble Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 95th running of the Indianapolis 500 this May represented the 100th Anniversary of "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing." The unbroken streak halted a total of five years during our involvement with ...

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    Cornell's SAE Baja buggy helps us get even with would-be alma mater
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    Cornell's SAE Baja Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How much horsepower do you need to have fun in a car? More is usually better, but sometimes less is okay too. Sometimes even none is enough – if you have gravity on your side. When you're running off-road through mud, ...

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    IndyCar crowns its first post-reconciliation champion (Spoiler Alert)
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    Firestone Indy 300 IndyCar Series finale from Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Although he wanted it so bad it hurt, Ryan Briscoe just couldn't buy himself a yellow flag in the Firestone Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Team Penske driver was leading the season points battle with just seven ...

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    Al Unser Jr., extortion victim?
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    According to a grand jury indictment, a New Mexico prostitution ring mastermind was trying to extort two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Jr. for $750,000 over a videotape. Bobby McMullin, the ringleader, allegedly had an unflattering video of Unser that he promised to release to the public ...

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    Indy to go turbo by 2011
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    Officials have confirmed that the newly reunified IndyCar series is contemplating a move to turbocharged engines by 2011. The move could entice more automakers – aside from Honda, which is the only engine manufacturer currently participating in the series – to join on as well. In a ...

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    Long Beach Grand Prix: Final Champ Car race gallery
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    Click above for huge high-res gallery of Champ Car action from Long BeachWe already told you about the final Champ Car race, how it marks the end of the series while signaling the start of a new era in American open-wheel racing. Although we think that we might have been among only a handful of ...

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    Champ Car and IRL working hard on truce for 2008 season
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    Champ Car and the Indy Racing League, the two de facto open wheel racing series in North America since CART split after the 1995 season, are reportedly close to a truce that could reunite the two series as soon as the 2008 season. AutoWeek is reporting that Tony George, owner of the Indianapolis ...

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    Champ Car champ and rookie crowned Down Under
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    The drivers after receiving traditional didgeridoos in Australia Fans of open-wheel racing awaiting the results of today's season-finale Brazilian Grand Prix had something to keep them busy in the meantime, as the results of the Champ Car race Down Under came in with this season's champion one ...

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    Champ Car teams receive new Panoz chassis
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    American motor racing has been steadily moving towards "Spec", that is, each team racing the same car with the same engine and other components. The Indy Racing League runs Dallara chassis powered by Honda engines. (Although NASCAR technically uses a few different cars with different engines from ...

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    Canadian race shuffle: NASCAR comes to Montreal, CART moves to Tremblant
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    To battle its image as a form of motorsport exclusive to the South, NASCAR is going North – to Canada: "the True North, Strong and Free" (at least that's how the anthem goes). So with F1 drivers coming to NASCAR, NASCAR is going to an F1 track: it's been confirmed that next season's Busch ...

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    Reports: Villeneuve signed NASCAR deal with Roush
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    It's surely a credit to stock car racing that F1 drivers have been migrating to NASCAR. In the new parody movie Talladega Nights, it seems like a joke that the antagonist (pictured) is a French F1 driver come over to America to race stock cars, but that's looking less and less like a joke as it ...

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