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NASCAR Won't Run Restrictor Plates at Talladega for the First Time in 32 Years

NASCAR broadcasts get a lot of flak, rightfully so, over a real lack of diverse voices, resulting in often dated, out-of-touch commentary, not to mention occasionally being just plain silly. But if there’s one thing NASCAR broadcasts get really, really right, it’s the technical breakdowns of the cars and racing.

Race Team Debuts Nissan GT-R Hillclimb Car With 1,600 HP, Wings Bigger Than the World Has Ever Known Race Team Debuts Nissan GT-R Hillclimb Car With 1,600 HP, Wings Bigger Than the World Has Ever Known

They say the only things with bigger wings than this 1,600-horsepower Nissan GT-R race car exist solely in angelic texts. They say, even, that the wings on the GT-R could be bigger. The estimates vary. (“They, as in whom?” you might ask. No idea. Ask someone who uses that phrase as anything other than a joke.)

The Entire W Series Female Racing Championship Season Will Air Live in the UK The Entire W Series Female Racing Championship Season Will Air Live in the UK

The W Series, a women only racing series that launches its inaugural season in May, will do so live on British television thanks to a deal with former Formula One broadcaster Channel 4. The UK was its first announcement of TV coverage, but the series said it’s working on deals in “widespread geographies.”

Spec BMW E30 Racer Replaces Broken Shifter With a Rubber Mallet, Wins Spec BMW E30 Racer Replaces Broken Shifter With a Rubber Mallet, Wins

When spec BMW E30 racer Corey Smith’s shifter broke during a recent race in Florida and left a two-inch nub in its place, he just kept driving until he crossed the finish line and got a break before the next race. But even that wasn’t enough time to totally remedy the problem, and Smith went back out for his final…

This Is What the 2020 Vietnam Grand Prix Could Look Like

In 2020, which is somehow next year instead of the date typed on a screen in an apocalyptic movie, Formula One plans to have a new street race in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi—if those plans don’t wither away, as they’re known to do in F1. Either way, F1 is already simulating what the circuit could look like.

Semi Trucks Can Do Sick Donuts, Now That You Ask

Some of the best vehicle-related entertainment around is done by vehicles least likely to entertain, like school buses competing on figure-eight race tracks or organized lawnmower racing. That same sentiment goes for 2,400-horsepower semi trucks shredding their tires, which is, apparently, a thing.

Karma Issues Stop-Sale on the Famously Faulty Karma Revero After Realizing Its Rollover Sensors Aren’t Enabled Karma Issues Stop-Sale on the Famously Faulty Karma Revero After Realizing Its Rollover Sensors Aren’t Enabled

There are the “Oh, sorry, we shipped the wrong size” screwups at work. Then, there are the “Oh, lol, the rollover sensors haven’t been enabled on cars we sold for the 2018 model year” screwups at work. This one happens to be the latter, and resulted in a stop-sale of the 2018 Karma Revero this month.

Woman Sees Dealership Employee Running Errands in Her Truck While It's in for Service, Steals It Back Woman Sees Dealership Employee Running Errands in Her Truck While It's in for Service, Steals It Back

No one wants their car misused while in the shop, since it’s in for service, not joyrides or errands. But a Mississippi woman with a knack for teaching people a lesson didn’t just file a complaint when she saw a dealership employee running errands in her truck—she just stole the truck back and left them without a ride.

Remember the Dodge Dart? Well, It's Been Recalled Remember the Dodge Dart? Well, It's Been Recalled

The Dodge Dart, which Dodge killed off in 2016 as a kind of early victim of the sedanocalypse, is now under recall—a recall including nearly 300,000 cars that could roll away randomly, at that. That’s a real shame for the three people who bought a brand-new Dart in March, wouldn’t you say?

The Second-Most Instagrammed Car in the World Is the Honda Civic The Second-Most Instagrammed Car in the World Is the Honda Civic

Instagram is a sometimes halfway-decent corner of the internet because it’s all about imagery, and because there are plenty of car photos to scroll through. But while you’d think supercars would dominate its feeds, they don’t—the second-most Instagrammed car by hashtags, apparently, is the Honda Civic.

Memes Kill Memes Kill

Tons of people use phones while driving, because we’re all going to die anyway—perhaps fairly soon, thanks to those folks. But here’s the kicker: Your buddy in the next lane, barreling down the highway at 70 mph with a phone in their face? There’s a decent chance they’re soaking up some memes at the expense of your…

Watch a Baseball Team Test Texans' Ridiculous Hail Protection Ideas

There have been some severe storms in Texas, a land where it’s almost always hot and the sun has been consistently baking the pastures, lately. Storms have made Texans who park their cars outside resort to their most creative measures to prevent hail damage, like strapping air mattresses and bubble wrap to them.

The New Hyundai Sonata Will Eventually Get the N Line Performance Treatment With a 275-HP Turbo The New Hyundai Sonata Will Eventually Get the N Line Performance Treatment With a 275-HP Turbo

Hyundai debuted its 2020 Sonata this week, more than a month after releasing photos of it as automakers do. But what the car looked like wasn’t the important part of the debut, it was what Hyundai said about it—that a turbocharged performance version is coming, and that it’ll have more than 275 horsepower.

The 2020 Hyundai Venue Looks About as Good as Its Name Sounds The 2020 Hyundai Venue Looks About as Good as Its Name Sounds

You know the feeling when something seems off, but you can’t tell exactly what—a picture frame that’s never perfectly aligned, or an object that’s too long or wide in one direction? That’s the feeling the 2020 Hyundai Venue will leave you with, since Hyundai gave the SUV some odd looks to go with its odd name.

Dealership Sales Numbers Are Down, but Profits Are Up Dealership Sales Numbers Are Down, but Profits Are Up

Car sales are down but dealer profits are up, China’s car market has a chance to rebound this year, a look inside of the world’s top plug-in-vehicle producer, the debate about electric vehicles, and Lincoln bets on China. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

2020 Cadillac CT5: How It Compares in Size and Tech to the CTS 2020 Cadillac CT5: How It Compares in Size and Tech to the CTS

Sedans aren’t doing too hot right now, with crossovers and SUVs blocking them from buyers’ sight lines like a tall kid who thinks they belong on the front row of the class photo. Now that Cadillac’s filled out its lineup with more people-movers like the XT4 and XT6, it’s ready to try again with sedans. Here’s more…

The 2020 Karma Revero GT Is Back With 535 HP and a Three-Cylinder BMW Engine The 2020 Karma Revero GT Is Back With 535 HP and a Three-Cylinder BMW Engine

The Karma Revero GT, which you might also know as just the Karma Revero, or the Fisker Karma, is back for the 2020 model year, powered by electric motors, a BMW engine, and a relentless passion for trotting through hell and back again. This time, it’ll trot out with 535 horsepower and an on-sale date of this year.

The 2020 Nissan Versa Actually Looks Like It Belongs in Modern Times The 2020 Nissan Versa Actually Looks Like It Belongs in Modern Times

The 2019 Nissan Versa looks like it hopped right out of 2008, which usually isn’t a good thing. But the 2020 model will finally put the Great Recession behind it, with a new look that brings it ever so closer to modern times. It’s also keeping the option for a manual transmission in the U.S., unlike other sedans we…

NASCAR Drivers Are Still Gaming the Qualifying System

Sports are often about doing whatever to get ahead, without getting penalized or disqualified. But that’s caused a mess in NASCAR lately, since drivers have turned qualifying into a glorified game of “not it” by sitting on pit road as long as possible and strategically clogging each other up once someone does move.

Craigslist Will Soon Start Charging $5 to List a Car for Sale Craigslist Will Soon Start Charging $5 to List a Car for Sale

Most people who frequent this website likely have four Craigslist tabs open at any given time, since it’s a reflex to check local car listings approximately every few minutes during the workday. But the folks selling those cars are in for a surprise come April 15, when Craigslist ups the list charge from free to $5.

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