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    Motorsports: How ABC ruined the Indy 500 finish for its viewers
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    Like many of you, I spent my pre-Memorial Day Sunday sitting on the couch, watching racing. It started early, with the 7:00 AM kick off of Monaco Grand Prix coverage. There was a break in between, for things like bathroom stops, walking the dog and acknowledging that my loving girlfriend hadn't ...

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    Video: The story of NASCAR's Richie Parker asks you to leave your excuses at the door
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    This is Richie Parker. He's a number of things: car enthusiast, engineer, employee, son. He's a normal guy for his age, working a job in a field he loves. Oh, he also happens to have no arms. After watching this video from ESPN, we can't help but think that Richie might describe himself in just ...

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    Report: NBC recaptures NASCAR coverage through 2024
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    NASCAR has pared its broadcasts down to two providers - Fox and NBC. According to a report from USA Today, the recently inked deal will give the Peacock Network exclusive rights to the last 20 Sprint Cup races, the last 19 Nationwide races, all K&N and Whelen Modified races, the NASCAR Toyota ...

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    Motorsports: X Games announces finalists to host Summer 2014 event [w/video]
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    It's the end of an era. The Summer X Games have been held in and around downtown Los Angeles for more than 10 years, but the summer of 2013 will be the last appearance for the foreseeable future of the X Games in The City of Angels. For those keeping track, the X Games first took place in Rhode ...

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    Video: First 2013 Buick Encore TV ad features... dinosaurs
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    The whole "SUVs as dinosaurs" trope has become something of a threadbare cliché among auto writers, but that doesn't mean the wider world of consumers has caught on to the Jurassic nature of our line of thinking. That's what General Motors appears to be betting on, at least. Just check out ...

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    Video: Watch NASCAR racers Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon make like it's WWE in Phoenix
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    The NASCAR Sprint Cup always gets a little more exciting this time of year as it prepares to name its champion at the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but racers Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer made sure there was a little extra action at the penultimate race over the weekend in Phoenix. ...

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    Motorsports: X Games 18 RallyCross [w/videos] [spoilers]
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    RallyCross is quickly becoming one of the X Games' most exciting events, with many of the most popular athletes flocking to four wheels in the past few years. For X Games 18 this past weekend, the lineup of drivers was the most impressive yet, with eight-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb accepting ...

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    Video: Sebastien Loeb gets us excited for X Games 2012
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    Sébastien Loeb is giving both Global RallyCross and the X Games a go in Los Angeles this Sunday: he'll line up with other drivers like fellow World Rally Championship title winner Marcus Grönholm, Travis Pastrana and Baja 500 winner Brian Menzies when he takes part in the GRC event at ...

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    Video: Dodge Dart Rallycross stars in first Ken Block-style vid
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    Once Dodge announced its intent to race the SRT-built Dart in the U.S. season of Global RallyCross Championship with ESPN, the only logical thing to do next was hand it over to Travis Pastrana for brutal treatment around Chrysler's Chelsea Proving Grounds. Sadly, the performance of the Dart ...

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    Official: Dodge to race Dart in Rallycross
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    Dodge is taking its new Dart to the races in the U.S. rounds of this year's Global RallyCross Championship with ESPN. Piloted by Travis Pastrana and built by SRT, the GRC challenger is a little different than the sedan you'd find at the dealership: it puts down 600 horsepower and more than 550 ...

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    X Games 17 brings RallyCross to the streets of L.A. [spoilers w/video]
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    Over the weekend, rally cars took over the streets of downtown Los Angeles to compete in X Games 17. The field of drivers was perhaps the most prestigious yet, with plenty of X Games veterans like Tanner Foust, Travis Pastrana and Brian Deegan facing tough new challengers in the form of Marcus ...

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    Video: ESPN teases Global Rallycross Championship
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    Taking a break from its endless stream of SportsCenter, followed by SportsCenter, followed by NFL Draft analysis, followed by SportsCenter, ESPN will be running the Global Rally Championship this Spring and Summer. The Global Rally Championship will be a series of sprint-style races like the ...

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    X Games 16 Preview: Autoblog rides shotgun with the stars of Rally Car [w/video]
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    X Games 16 Subaru Practice Session – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It was just a short time ago – five years, to be exact – that rallying was introduced as a competition in the X Games. The first event started out in spectacular fashion, with Travis Pastrana beating out ...

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    Report: Jack Roush in serious but stable condition after (second) plane crash [w/ video]
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    Jack Roush crash lands – Click above to watch video after the jump
    NASCAR titan Jack Roush appears to have survived his second plane crash. Roush was piloting his company's Raytheon/Beechcraft Premier jet when something went wrong on the approach to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, ...

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    X Games adds SuperRally to rally events
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    The ESPN X Games are coming to the LA Coliseum July 29 to August 1, and for the first time, SuperRally will be coming with them. Americans might know SuperRally as the Harley Davidson events, but it's actually a renaming of the European sport of RallyCross, which looks for all the world like ...

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    Spectator killed by debris at NHRA drag race in Arizona [w/video]
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    Antron Brown's crash during NHRA Arizona Nationals – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Motorsports are dangerous, there's no doubt about it. Drivers, co-drivers and track personnel are well aware of the possibilities of serious injury or even death, but perhaps those watching ...

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    Video: Travis Pastrana New Year's jump... does he make it?
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    Travis Pastrana's New Year's Eve jump – Click above to watch video
    Travis Pastrana spent New Year's Eve preparing to drive his Red Bull Subaru WRX STI off of a boat-mounted ramp, over 250-or-so feet of water, and onto another ramp floating on a barge. In earlier practices for the jump, at ...

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    ESPN: Danica Patrick close to two-year NASCAR Nationwide deal
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    Rumors of IndyCar's Danica Patrick dipping a toe into the stock car racing pool have been swirling for months, but a new report suggests that an end to the rumors is near. ESPN says that Patrick is on the verge of signing a NASCAR Nationwide Series contract with JR Motorsports, the operation ...

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    REPORT: ESPN analyst suspended over "inappropriate" comment about racer Montoya
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    Bob Griese, ESPN analyst and two-time Superbowl winning quarterback with the Miami Dolphins, has been suspended for one week following an inappropriate comment he made during a live college football broadcast last Saturday. After showing a graphic of the top five drivers currently vying for the ...

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    NASCAR's Draft Track: More TV graphics we don't need
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    Excessive on-screen graphics and sports telecasts seem to go hand-in-hand. While some truly are innovative, there will always be crap that we can all do without. Some examples are more hideous than others -- the relentlessly annoying "FoxTrack" puck that made its debut in NHL telecasts back in '96 ...

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