Mickey and Trudy Thompson were both victims of a brutal contract killing in which both killers escaped and were never found.
Jeff Gordon once played one of the most hilarious pranks in NASCAR history by making a reporter think he was in a police chase.
When Dale Earnhardt Jr. surprised Josh Berry with a life-changing opportunity last fall, the up-and-coming NASCAR driver was left speechless.
Max Verstappen is one of the most talented drivers in Formula One. His early start in the sport has no doubt helped him gain an edge.
Bob Pronger was a career criminal disguised as a NASCAR driver, and his mysterious disappearance in 1971 is still unsolved to this day.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. always saw a future in iRacing, but his legendary father thought virtual racing was a waste of time.
Want a chance to own a piece of NASCAR history signed by Kyle Busch himself? All you have to do is eat some M&M’S and tweet about it!
Dale Earnhardt Jr. accumulated numerous trophies from his NASCAR career. So many, in fact, that he doesn’t even know where some of them are.
When Clint Bowyer received a life-changing call from Richard Childress in 2004, he almost hung up because he thought it was a big prank.
Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick used to have one of NASCAR’s biggest rivalries, but Logano took the beef too far by mentioning Harvick’s wife.
Joey Logano was on his way to a Daytona 500 win before he was spun out of the lead from behind, but he still congratulated Michael McDowell.
Michael McDowell went winless in his first 357 NASCAR Cup Series races, but he beat 100-1 odds to win his first event at the Daytona 500.
Neil Bonnett was a beloved NASCAR driver and color commentator, but a devastating car accident on the racetrack took his life in 1994.
The 1979 Daytona 500 morphed from a car race to a wild wrestling match between Cale Yarborough and the Allison brothers.
Tom Brady just one-upped Michael Jordan by winning his seventh Super Bowl, but MJ can get him right back with a win at the Daytona 500.
NASCAR is a death-defying sport with danger at every turn, but just how fast are those race cars going on the track?
The late Niki Lauda experienced a fiery crash at the 1976 Grand Prix, but his off-track tragedies were far more horrible.
Dale Earnhardt was killed in a car crash at the 2001 Daytona 500, but he could’ve survived had he taken one extra safety precaution.
Denny Hamlin has been with Joe Gibbs Racing for 16 years, and the two sides just agreed to a multi-year extension.
With three generations of drivers, the Petty dynasty began with Lee Petty, whose career ended prematurely in a nasty crash.
The Indianapolis 500 has seen its share of heartbreak, but none like the 1964 crash involving Dave MacDonald and Eddie Sachs.
The most successful NASCAR drivers can earn more than $20 million per year on the track, but who is the richest of all time?
Bubba Wallace is one of the most well-known NASCAR drivers today because of his activism, but he wants to be remembered for his success on the racetrack.
Crashes have always been an unfortunate part of NASCAR. Luckily though, the biggest crash NASCAR has ever seen didn’t result in any deaths.
Brian Deegan’s daughter, NASCAR racer Hailie Deegan, is the next big thing, and she’s developed a penchant for controversy along the way.
NASCAR is teaming up with country music star Luke Combs for a pre-race concert at this year’s Daytona 500.
Tony Stewart recently told a hilarious story about how he had to save Jimmie Johnson after the NASCAR legend got stuck in an elevator.
A fiery crash proved to be one of the most memorable and awful moments of Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda’s life.
Formula 1’s safety procedures are a response to past tragedies. The story of Tom Pryce’s crash in 1977 was one of the worst.
It took an era of deadly accidents to convince Formula 1 to increase safety. One of the worst was the terrible loss of Roger Williamson.
Ronnie Peterson’s death in 1978 was troublesome for many reasons. Many of his fans, but especially his wife, just couldn’t get over it.
David Purley’s short-lived career was filled with obstacles. However, a Formula 1 crash wasn’t the cause of his untimely death at age 40.
Star driver Lewis Hamilton sped ahead of the competition yet again to win another Formula 1 title with Mercedes.
NASCAR is equal parts thrilling and dangerous as evidenced by the deaths of two beloved drivers, Kenny Irwin Jr. and Adam Petty.
If you’ve watched a NASCAR race, you likely noticed that drivers rarely go in a straight line. Swerves help keep drivers safe.
Safety features make racing safer. Unfortunately, these protocols were too late for the people who died in the worst crash in history.
Star NASCAR driver Joey Logano is a good-natured individual, quick to smile and crack a joke. But he has a darker side too.
In 2000, when Adam Petty, a fourth-generation member of the famous NASCAR racing dynasty, died in a crash.
Many drivers have died; others sustain injuries that impact them for years. That’s the case with former Formula One driver Martin Donnelly.
Jimmie Johnson has been around NASCAR for many years. Even a veteran like Johnson was impressed by what he saw this year.
After an unexpected mechanical failure, NASCAR driver Jason Leffler lost his life while moonlighting at a dirt track.
Joey Logano is known for being awkward at best and violent at worst concerning his NASCAR colleagues, especially according to Kyle Busch.
In 1964, the horrifying crash of driver Glenn “Fireball” Roberts set off a wave of safety measures that affect NASCAR to this day.
No sport toes the line between life and death like car racing. In 2000, two family members, Tony and Dean Roper, died in separate accidents.
Joey Logano appreciates his fans’ support following his meteoric rise, but one fan behavior still grinds his gears.
For every NASCAR rule lies a gray area where a driver must decide between right and wrong. Joey Logano knows this in his own way.
Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg returned to competition this year. After a year on the shelf, an unpredictable set of circumstances saw him back in the action. The 32-year-old has the chance of a lifetime to re-integrate himself into the scene if a spot opens up on current team Racing Point or elsewhere. But there are no guarantees. …
Formula One racing teams like Mercedes are spending as much as half a billion dollars a year to compete in 22 races around the world.