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    Motorsports: Earnhardt's No. 3 returns to NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2014 [w/poll]
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    It's been almost 13 years since Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was killed during the 2001 Daytona 500, but the famed No. 3 will be making its return to the sport at that very track next month with NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Austin Dillon behind the wheel. We first heard reports of this back in August, but ...

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    Motorsports: Dale Earnhardt's legendary No. 3 headed back to NASCAR?
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    They don't typically retire numbers in motor racing the way they do in other sports. Certainly not in series like F1 where numbers are assigned based on how the team did in the previous season. But even in American oval-track racing, it's a bit of a rarity. CART retired Greg Moore's number 99 after ...

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    Report: Car and Driver investigates how motorsports' HANS Device saves lives
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    It's common for people to consider the head and neck safety device, or HANS device, a millennial item, something developed ten years ago or so. But it was actually conceived after an accident in 1981 and the first prototype was donned in 1986. It sold only sporadically throughout the 90s, but ...

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    Video: Chevy recalls a century of motorsports excellence
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    General Motors is celebrating the Chevrolet Centennial this year – and treating us to some nice historical footage, like this three-minute video celebrating the Bowtie brand's motorsports heritage. While Chevy's racing involvement in recent years has been mostly focused on NASCAR and its ...

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    Dale Earnhardt Intimidator Camaro returns for 2011 [w/video]
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    Just when you thought you'd seen every special-edition Chevrolet Camaro out there another model comes along. Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet of Newton, NC has pulled the sheets back on a new Intimidator Camaro. The model follows in the footsteps of the 2001 Intimidator Camaro SS, by throwing a heap of ...

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    NASCAR marks 10-year anniversary of Dale Earnhardt's death at Daytona 500
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    It was 10 years ago today that racing legend Dale Earnhardt Senior died while competing at the Daytona 500. It's no secret that not every motorsports afficianado is a fan of the NASCAR scene, but there's no denying the outright skill and presence that racers bring to the game both on and off the ...

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    Earnhardt-inspired Intimidator coaster takes inaugural plunge [w/video]
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    The Intimidator roller coaster at Carowinds – Click above for high-res image gallery. Follow the jump to watch video.
    The Intimidator, befitting the man who inspired it, is the fastest, tallest, and longest roller coaster in the Southeast. The snaking steel beast, more than a mile long and ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: Lead changes galore mark 2010 Daytona 500
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    2010 Daytona 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After three hours, 47 minutes and 16 seconds of racing that saw 52 lead changes among 21 different drivers over a record 520 miles of Daytona 500 racing, Jamie McMurray emerged the winner. McMurray, piloting the ...

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    REPORT: Danica Patrick to race NASCAR in 2010
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    More Danica Patrick news and this time, it's actually racing related. Last week came a report that Ms. Patrick had inked a multi-year deal with the recently restructured Andretti Autosport, putting to rest the rumors that the sometime-swimsuit model was headed to NASCAR. Well, Sporting News is ...

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    Dale Earnhardt lives on... as 305-foot roller coaster at Kings Dominion?! [w/VIDEO]
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    The Intimidator is coming soon - click above image to watch the video
    Let's see The New York Times ignore this! Next Spring, Kings Dominion amusement park in Virginia will be introducing an all-new giga-coaster not only named "The Intimidator" after the late, impossibly great stock car king, but ...

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    REPORT: NASCAR seen fretting over ratings drop
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    According to Nielsen, ratings for NASCAR on Fox are down by an alarming 11.5% so far this year, and while we're sure that many NASCAR haters will suggest that it's just not that interesting watching non-stock "stock cars" turning left over and over again as they circle oval tracks, race organizers ...

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    "Ya'll turn left now, ya hear?" - NASCAR-branded Dale Earnhardt Jr. sat-nav hits the market [w/VIDEO]
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    Follow the jump to hear Dale, Jr. giving you directions on the RightWay Spotter GPS
    The Dale, Jr.-edition Spotter GPS has Junior gearing you up for the ride with "You drive, I'll ride shotgun." The portable device offers turn-by-turn directions and features Junior-isms like "Hang a right" and ...

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    SEMA 2007: Chevy Silverado HD Crew Z71 "Big Red"
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    Click the image above for more "Big Red"Even though Chevy denies buyers a Z71 version of the Silverado 2500HD, it wants you to know how cool it could be. Say hello to "Big Red," powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel backed by a six-speed Allison transmission, it combines a number of GM performance ...

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves DEI, becomes free agent
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    The world of NASCAR was rocked today when Dale Earnhardt Junior, the motorsport's most marketable and therefore most valuable driver, announced he is leaving DEI, the race team originally owned by his father. It turns out that there may be some familial conflict at the center of Junior's departure, ...

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    Petty and Earnhardt get wax treatment
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    Only in Vegas. Madame Tussaud's unveiled their latest ghastly likenesses; we're not sure if the fact that the subjects are still alive makes it more creepy. The work is uncanny in its accuracy and lifelike look, and if you're in Vegas, Tussaud's is a veritable family attraction. The reason for the ...

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    GM memorializes Earnhardt with Web site
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    Six years ago today, Dale Earnhardt died in a 150-mph crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. To commemorate the date (and the release of "Dale: The Movie"), General Motors has dedicated "The Power of 3" Web site to the memory of Dale Earnhardt.Visitors to the site can submit their memories of ...

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    Super Bowl XXXVIII - Budweiser & Dale Jr. "Lipstick"
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    The only Bud connection other than the closing logo shot in the commercial is that the beer is the primary sponsor of driver #8's Monte Carlo. No matter, we love this spot that sees Dale Jr. blast across the country in his vintage 'Vette to give his girlfriend back the lipstick she left in his ...

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    Intimidator returns to Talladega
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    Not all of us here at Autoblog are huge NASCAR fans, but we all appreciate and respect Dale Earnhardt, whose death in 2001 was the result of a wreck during the Daytona 500. The Intimidator was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame this past weekend, with Sunday marking what ...

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    Praying for a race car takes a whole new meaning
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    Parishoners of the non-denominational Bayside Community church were greeted yesterday by an interesting proposition:  a chance to be photographed next to the late Dale Earnhardt's No. 3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo NASCAR racer. Church officials, however, informed their flock that those interested in ...

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