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What It's Like To Drive A Truck From Monster Jam

By the time January rolled around, I had been begging to drive a giant, 12,000-pound Monster Jam truck for six months. When someone finally gave that idea the go-ahead, it was surreal. As if the reality of my longstanding request hadn’t hit me before then, I realized that I actually had to drive one of these things.

How Billy Monger, Who Lost His Legs In A Crash, Drives A 150-MPH Race Car Without Them How Billy Monger, Who Lost His Legs In A Crash, Drives A 150-MPH Race Car Without Them

Teenage race-car driver Billy Monger lost both of his legs in a horrific British Formula 4 crash last April, but it didn’t take him long to get back to professional driving. Now Monger is back to driving a single-seater race car like the one he crashed in, and adjusting to using mostly hand controls at 150 mph.

Austin Dillon Wins The Daytona 500 After Spinning The Race Leader Austin Dillon Wins The Daytona 500 After Spinning The Race Leader

The iconic No. 3 car won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, with 27-year-old Austin Dillon behind the wheel. Dillon was in second on the final lap, when leader Aric Almirola spun into the wall in front of him. With NASCAR’s new championship format, Dillon will automatically be in the playoffs if he passes inspection.

Hard Daytona 500 Wreck Knocks Danica Patrick Out Of Her Final NASCAR Race  Hard Daytona 500 Wreck Knocks Danica Patrick Out Of Her Final NASCAR Race 

Danica Patrick announced last year that she’d end her racing career with one more attempt at each of America’s biggest racing events, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. A wreck just over 100 laps in at Daytona sent several cars spiraling, and eventually knocked Patrick out of her final NASCAR race.

The Daytona 500 Is Sold Out, But Only After The Track Removed Almost 50,000 Seats The Daytona 500 Is Sold Out, But Only After The Track Removed Almost 50,000 Seats

NASCAR announced Saturday that its biggest event, Sunday’s Daytona 500, is sold out for the third year in a row. This also happens to be the third Daytona 500 since Daytona International Speedway finished a multi-year renovation that took out about 50,000 of the nearly 150,000 seats it used to have.

How To Win A Championship Title In This New, Confusing Age Of NASCAR 

At the end of Sunday’s Daytona 500, there will most likely already be a driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. How, you ask, could someone be in the postseason playoffs after the first event of the year? Thank NASCAR’s complicated new championship format, which we’re here to help simplify.

How To Understand The Daytona 500 And NASCAR In 2018

After constant overhauls with the rules in recent years, NASCAR isn’t the same NASCAR as it was a few seasons ago. If you want to tune into the Daytona 500 on Sunday and start following the rest of the 2018 season, you may need a refresher course first. Welcome to class.

Someone Left This 720-Mile C6 Corvette Z06 In A Storage Unit And Now It's On eBay Someone Left This 720-Mile C6 Corvette Z06 In A Storage Unit And Now It's On eBay

Storage units are great for all of the stuff you should get rid of but can’t because it’s sentimental, or all of the stuffy furniture and decor you’ll definitely display once you’re able to afford a mansion with three living rooms. Storage units are not great for a 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that’s barely driven 700…

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Never Lets You Forget Who's Really In Control The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Never Lets You Forget Who's Really In Control

It’s one thing to read about power or observe it—to understand its nature from a distance. But it’s a completely different thing to wield that power, and to have it threaten your very existence if you misuse it. That’s how the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody made me feel.

This NASCAR Team Apparently Got Paid For Sponsorship With A Cryptocurrency That’s Only Existed For A Day This NASCAR Team Apparently Got Paid For Sponsorship With A Cryptocurrency That’s Only Existed For A Day

A team in the second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series has a new sponsor this season, and it announced Wednesday that the payment was done in cryptocurrency—cryptocurrency that’s only existed for a day, apparently. What could possibly go wrong, yeah?

So, What's Rolls-Royce Up To Lately?  So, What's Rolls-Royce Up To Lately? 

Rolls-Royce, like most major companies, has a site where it posts press releases to keep media up to date with the goings on in its diamond-encrusted hallways which are spritzed hourly with the milk of a sparkly unicorn, also made of diamonds. They read like the diary of a billionaire’s child who can do no wrong, and…

New Lancia Stratos Buyers Will Need A Used Ferrari 430 Scuderia And More Than $600,000 New Lancia Stratos Buyers Will Need A Used Ferrari 430 Scuderia And More Than $600,000

We live in a sad world where automakers only care to make new crossovers that look like their existing crossovers and patent convertible concepts for SUVs. But! Every once in a while, something good happens. A new Lancia Stratos is one of those things, until you find out you’ll need a Ferrari and $615,000 to get one.

My Mom Knew What She Had  My Mom Knew What She Had 

The older my mom gets, the more she reminds me that you can’t take money with you when you die. She’s right, but that didn’t stop her from demanding I give her at least $7,000 for her 2008 Mazda Miata. She’s happy to let me inform you that she got her price, and rolled home in a 2017 Miata with 52 miles on it.

American F1 Fans Won't Have To Illegally Stream British F1 Broadcasts Next Year American F1 Fans Won't Have To Illegally Stream British F1 Broadcasts Next Year

If you’re not a person who mutes sports commentary because you could totally do better, you’ll either be pleased or rather annoyed that America will get a U.K.-based Formula One broadcast next year. Perhaps the British will use this platform to tell thousands of Americans how bad we are at roundabouts.

I Can't Imagine Why Nobody Wanted This Ferrari 360 Limo I Can't Imagine Why Nobody Wanted This Ferrari 360 Limo

This stretchy Ferrari 360 Modena has been a ray of sunshine in my life during these long, dreary, overcast months of winter. Everything is gray and cold. This Ferrari limo is not. I really can’t understand why no one bought it on eBay.

Here's What The Ferrari And Mercedes F1 Cars Will Sound Like This Year  Here's What The Ferrari And Mercedes F1 Cars Will Sound Like This Year 

It isn’t 2021 and therefore Formula One’s rules for louder and cheaper engines aren’t in effect yet (because F1 is silly and announces new rules four years in advance), but the engines are still decently loud up close. Here’s what the series-dominating Ferrari and Mercedes F1 engines will sound like this year.

The Mercedes-AMG Project One Will Have As Much Downforce As A NASCAR Race Car The Mercedes-AMG Project One Will Have As Much Downforce As A NASCAR Race Car

The Mercedes-AMG Project One isn’t a head-turner, unless you pull a double take because it looks like a mutated fish. But that doesn’t mean it’s not effective. No, no, no, this car isn’t meant to look good. It’s meant to go fast and glue itself to the ground, which is why AMG claims it makes NASCAR levels of downforce.

Formula E Gets Grid Girls Spectacularly Wrong Formula E Gets Grid Girls Spectacularly Wrong

Formula E: Home of the suspiciously slow electric race cars, and, apparently, suspiciously high levels of hypocrisy. After welcoming Formula One “to the 21st century” for removing grid girls, something Formula E claimed to have already done, the series’ CEO basically just said, “Nah, just kidding, we’re keeping them.”

WEC Changes Race Date So It Doesn't Clash With F1 Star Fernando Alonso's Schedule WEC Changes Race Date So It Doesn't Clash With F1 Star Fernando Alonso's Schedule

The FIA World Endurance Championship officially changed its 2018 schedule, moving the 6 Hours of Fuji back a week. The changes conveniently came after Formula One star Fernando Alonso announced he’d race the entire WEC season that didn’t conflict with his F1 schedule, and Fuji conflicted with his F1 schedule.

So Many People Questioned The Tesla Roadster In Space That It Wound Up On Snopes So Many People Questioned The Tesla Roadster In Space That It Wound Up On Snopes

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, better known as the world’s one true Space Boy, spent Tuesday afternoon shooting a Tesla Roadster into the deep abyss of the universe in a rocket. It was very strange and questionable! So many people questioned the issue, in fact, that it wound up on fact-checking website Snopes.

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