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How Super Truck Racing Works

Imagine an 8-foot tall, 8-foot wide, 12,000-pound diesel-powered truck hurling around the Nurburgring just inches from other trucks at 100 miles per hour. Sounds exciting, right? You bet it is.


How Driverless Car Racing Works

With a little more technology tinkering, driverless cars could take over the racetracks. See more »

10 Abandoned Racetracks

From their overgrown grandstands to their dilapidated buildings, racetracks often sit desolate long after they've closed. Though slightly uncanny, these abandoned speedways are reminders of a thrilling, fuel-charged past. See more »

10 Extreme Motor Sports for Thrill Seekers

Sure, driving at speeds over 200 mph sounds risky enough, but the world of motor sports gets even more daring than stock car racing. These extreme races will get your adrenaline pumping and kick your heart rate into high gear. See more »

10 Crashes That Changed Motor Sports Forever

While fatal motor-sports crashes are undoubtedly tragic events, they can lead to better safety regulations and fewer crashes. These 10 harrowing accidents encouraged the sport to better protect its drivers and fans. See more »

10 Banned Race Cars

Sometimes a race car's extreme speed is its downfall. "Too good to be true" was a reality for many of these race cars — and it got them banned. See more »

Why are peanuts unlucky in auto racing?

It sounds nutty, but it's true. Peanuts are considered bad luck at auto races, and most professional race car drivers want nothing to do with them down at the race track. How did this superstition start? See more »

How Belly Tank Racers Work

If you're the crafty type, perhaps you've turned an old ladder into a bookshelf or a tube TV into an aquarium. But turning an old gas tank into a race car? Enter the belly tank racer, one of hot rodding's most iconic contraptions. See more »

How a Top Fuel Dragster Works

A Top Fuel dragster accelerates to over 100 miles per hour in less than one second, burns 1.2 gallons of nitromethane (again, per second) and actually registers on the Richter scale as it comes off the line. See more »

10 Superstitions From the World of Motor Racing

Some of these superstitions go beyond the paranoia or predilection of a specific racer. Even the snacks served at concession stands are affected by belief in bad luck. See more »

How the V8 Supercars Championship Series Works

While there are several racing series involving V8 Supercars, the largest and most popular is the V8 Supercars Championship Series. And now this exciting series is headed to the U.S. See more »