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Best Daily Driver Sports Car
October 1, 2019

Best Daily Driver Sports Car

Milton Chu was driving to the grocery store when his passenger asked him, “Doesn’t that noise bother you?” “What noise?” he said, listening for a rattle or knock he hadn’t noticed before. “The engine. It’s so loud.” Chu was accustomed to the stirring V-8 aria because the Ferrari California was his daily driver. By the time he traded it in, he’d accumulated 77…

Ferrari Race Car drivers
September 21, 2019

Ferrari Race Car drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which 20 most capture the essence of…

Professional Race Car drivers
August 22, 2019

Professional Race Car drivers

Former professional auto-racing driver Danny Watts has been struggling with how and when to come out for a while. We at Outsports first heard from him about five weeks ago as he was trying to blaze a trail out of the closet now that he’s retired. Watts sent this letter to Outsports over the weekend, explaining his struggle as a gay auto racer and staying in the…

Richest Race Car drivers
July 23, 2019

Richest Race Car drivers

Formula One, or F1, is the pinnacle of racing sanctioned by the FIA. F1 drivers are supremely talented individuals, who drive the fastest road course racing cars in the world, reaching speeds of up to 220 mph (360 km/h) and sometimes being subjected to in excess of 5 g in corners. However, these skills are richly rewarded, and at the top end of the sport, drivers…

Race Car drivers
July 3, 2019

Race Car drivers

“Cover yourself in a blanket and sit on a 100-degree beach and see how you feel, ” says Andy Lally. “Then factor in the adrenaline and the heart-rate, and because you’re flying around corners, you need a strong core, strong neck, good shoulders, and arms. You don’t have to be jacked, but you’re holding yourself in position for two to four hours. You’re constantly…

Actor Race Car Driver
June 23, 2019

Actor Race Car Driver

For many celebrities, the pull of auto racing is irresistible. The adrenalin rush and allure of taking the checkered flag make it one of the most exciting sports in the world. Many actors and athletes are known for their love of fast cars, or have tried their hand at one of the many amateur celebrity racing events, but only a few have risen above the level of…

Funny Race Car Driver Names
June 8, 2019

Funny Race Car Driver Names

We have to be honest, we think all race cars are kind of funny looking. And when we say funny, we mean totally awesome. But really, why is there a particular class of drag cars called funny cars? (They re not the long ones with bicycle wheels in the front, but the ones that look like oversized stock cars.) To find out, we asked most everyone we know in the motorsports…

Best Everyday Driver Sports Car
May 19, 2019

Best Everyday Driver Sports Car

BMW puts the finishing touches on the 5 Series We spend a lot of time covering big, exciting launches here at New Atlas, but there s more to the automotive world than glitzy concept cars and fire-breathing supercars. This year has seen plenty of production cars launched that, although not always staggeringly beautiful or scarily fast, represent huge steps forward…

Becoming a Professional Race Car Driver
May 14, 2019

Becoming a Professional Race Car Driver

Steps Part 1 Starting With the Basics Race go-karts. Many professional race car drivers started at ages as young as 5 behind the wheel of a go-kart. Karting helps teach you the craft of racing, from control to adapting to the race track for speed. The earlier you start racing, the better your chances will be for cultivating a career later. Learn as much as you…

Car Racing Drivers
May 9, 2019

Car Racing Drivers

Audi factory driver Kelvin Van Der Linde, top left, competes against Bono Huis, bottom left, a student. That sort of thing doesn’t happen on the real GT3 grid. Embedding ourselves proved to be a challenge. Online racing is the sort of solitary activity that, like certain other solo passions, is normally pursued in the privacy of bedrooms or dens. But our needs…

Race Car Driver Number 24
March 24, 2019

Race Car Driver Number 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Jeff Gordon has taken a very serious approach to his participation in the weekend s Rolex 24 at Daytona. However, the four-time NASCAR champion was all smiles after climbing out of his Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi following his first stint behind the wheel Saturday evening. He had the ultimate E-ticket ride, taking over the wheel of…

Nationwide Race Car Drivers
March 19, 2019

Nationwide Race Car Drivers

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Nationwide is the official sponsor of the No. 88 Team in the NASCAR Cup Series. There s more to Dale Jr. than driving race cars. He s also a business owner, an animal lover and a guy who dreams about his retirement. As a longtime customer, Dale Jr. looks to Nationwide to protect the many things that are important to him, including his businesses…

Good Sports Cars for Young Drivers
March 4, 2019

Good Sports Cars for Young Drivers

Getting a new set of wheels is exciting, especially if it’s your first. Here’s how to pick ‘The One’. You may have seen the recent pictures of 17-year old Brooklyn Beckham learning to drive. Nothing particularly newsworthy in itself. That is, until you see the car he was learning to drive in. A brand new C-Class Mercedes capable of reaching 60mph in eight seconds…

Famous Women Race Car drivers
February 2, 2019

Famous Women Race Car drivers

What s it like being a woman in racing? Many people expect (or want) to hear that being a woman at the racetrack is rough and that I face constant sexism. While those elements might exist in racing, I ve never thought of the sport like that. Being a woman in racing is all that I know. I expect the slightly surprised looks when people first see me in my racing…

Famous Race Car drivers
January 23, 2019

Famous Race Car drivers

A memorial was held Saturday for Ana Delfosse, an Ashland resident when she died at age 85, but whom most of the world knows as the Argentine woman who broke speed records and social barriers. She was a famous race car driver in Argentina after WWII and the South American country s first woman Formula One mechanic, possibly the first anywhere. Delfosse was so…

African American Race Car Drivers
January 13, 2019

African American Race Car Drivers

Ethancasey/Wikimedia/CC BY 3.0 A 2014 report by National Public Radio reveals that NASCAR s own market-research data shows that its bread-and-butter fan base is about 60 percent male and 80 percent white, mostly from the Southern and Midwestern states. Notably, the sport has featured very few African-American drivers, although NASCAR has attempted to bring…

Father and Son Race Car drivers
January 8, 2019

Father and Son Race Car drivers

They might not be the sport’s most popular father-son duo (more on that next), but they were certainly the most colorful and flamboyant. First, there was Richard, racing’s James Dean in the 60s and 70s. And then he became The King, with the trademark shades and cowboy hat, a signature look that he still sports at 78. Kyle followed right along in his footsteps…

Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association
September 4, 2018

Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association

Some People Collect Art… We Race It As one of the oldest organizations in vintage racing, and the only one with a national presence, SVRA is committed to presenting the best possible experience for our competitors and fans. From 200 MPH Indy and Formula 1 cars to classic Jaguars and Porsches, our events provide a rolling history of motorsport where the cars are…

Workout for Race Car Drivers
July 11, 2018

Workout for Race Car Drivers

Related Articles Race car drivers literally sit down on the job as they travel around the track. But drivers still must be fit, particularly in longer and faster races. Anyone who’s taken a long freeway trip without stopping knows how taxing normal driving can be. And racing isn’t normal driving. Road course cars, for example, typically use manual transmissions…

Car and Driver Honda Accord Sports
June 26, 2018

Car and Driver Honda Accord Sports

You generally can separate new-car buyers into one of two groups: those who pore over the order sheet with painstaking detail and deliberate over each option, and those who just want the pain to be over as quickly as possible. By default, those of us with tastes that lean toward more sporting transportation are generally forced into the former group, a fate automakers—and…

Andretti Race Car Driver
June 11, 2018

Andretti Race Car Driver

Mario Andretti will get back into a race car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to go head-to-head in semi-autonomous vehicles against paralyzed former driver Sam Schmidt. The race will be May 13 on the 2.439-mile permanent road course at Indianapolis. Schmidt was paralyzed from the neck down from a crash while testing an Indy car in 2. He ll drive the Z06 SAM Car…

Famous Girls Race Car Drivers
April 21, 2018

Famous Girls Race Car Drivers

At 19, she was the youngest driver at the time to compete in an IRL race (Texas, 1) and has the most Indianapolis 500 starts (8) by a female driver. We talk with the 29-year-old racer. C/D: Growing up in Ohio, as an only child, you began racing quarter-midgets at age five and never stopped. What drew you to racing? SF: It’s pretty much all I knew. My parents…

Hottest Race Car drivers
March 12, 2018

Hottest Race Car drivers

431 shares share tweet sms send DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Locked into the seat of a race car for hours on end, drivers have heat coming at them from all directions. Temperatures inside the cars range from 120 to 130 degrees in early races like the Daytona 500 – kicking off the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season on Sunday – and can spike up to 160 in the middle…

Dancing with the Stars Race Car Driver
February 15, 2018

Dancing with the Stars Race Car Driver

The 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars is underway and after Monday’s premiere, we’re eager to find out more about the competitors who will be cutting a rug this season. Here are five things to know about James Hinchcliffe, the 29-year-old race car driver who officially not only tied for the top score after performing the Foxtrot to “Live Life” by Zayde Wolf…

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