Autos: News

NASCAR's Rickey Stenhouse Jr inks deals with 3 sponsors

Wednesday  03:40,   18 april 2018
Associated Press

Roush Fenway Racing has reached contract extensions with three of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s primary sponsors through 2021. Fastenal will remain the anchor sponsor and has been with the team since it paired with Carl Edwards in 2010. Stenhouse was[...]

Ford Mustang coming to NASCAR Cup Series for first time in 2019

Wednesday  01:35,   18 april 2018
Tribune News Service

Two years ago, it was the new Toyota Camry. Then it was the new Chevy Camaro this season. Now it's Ford's turn to debut a new model for the NASCAR Cup Series. Now it's Ford's turn to debut a new model for the NASCAR Cup[...]

VW plans to update its logo into something ‘more colorful’

Wednesday  01:10,   18 april 2018

The round Volkswagen logo is one of the most easily recognizable carmaker emblems, together with the Mercedes-Benz star and the Chevrolet bowtie. Messing with it would be akin to Coca-Cola introducing the ill-fated New Coke, but VW still wants to[...]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Admits Missteps in Model 3 Production

Wednesday  00:40,   18 april 2018
Motor Trend

“Too much technology into the Model 3 all at once”The CEO says "production hell" related to the Model 3 sedan has been worse than he expected. "We got complacent about some of the things that we felt were our core technology We put too much new[...]

Strategy Report: How Red Bull outfoxed Ferrari and Mercedes

Wednesday  00:36,   18 april 2018

James Allen analyses the Chinese Grand Prix, and believes the tame approach to strategy by Ferrari and Mercedes handed the race to Red Bull’s pass master, Daniel Ricciardo. This was a race Ferrari had two chances to win, Mercedes had one chance to[...]

Bristol NASCAR Truck race date adjusted for triple-header weekend

Wednesday  00:36,   18 april 2018

The Camping World Truck Series race previously scheduled for August 15th at Bristol Motor Speedway has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday. The race, which will take place on the 16th of August, kicking off three consecutive nights of NASCAR[...]

NASCAR addresses Denny Hamlin’s complaints on pit guns

Tuesday  23:16,   17 april 2018
NBC Sports

VP Steve O'Donnell says issues will be addressed but also questions postrace evaluations by drivers.During his weekly visit to “The Morning Drive” on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, O’Donnell said Tuesday there would be a previously scheduled meeting[...]

F1 increases fuel limit for 2019 to help drivers push harder

Tuesday  23:16,   17 april 2018

The Formula 1 Strategy Group and F1 Commission have agreed to increase the race fuel allowance from 105kg to 110kg in 2019, in order to help drivers 'be able to use the engine at full power at all times'.The FIA has also confirmed that a May [...]

Ford to bring new Mustang to 2019 Cup series

Tuesday  23:16,   17 april 2018

Ford has confirmed that it will introduce the Mustang for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series. It currently runs the Fusion in the top-tier Cup series and it is the oldest make on the grid after Chevrolet introduced its new Camaro for 2018, a year after[...]

Exciting races expose F1's "erratic" decision-making - Wolff

Tuesday  23:16,   17 april 2018

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the excitement of the recent grands prix in Bahrain and China has shown Formula 1 decision-making to be "a little bit erratic".In addition to the ongoing big-picture changes for 2021, efforts are currently[...]

Graham Rahal both disappointed, proud of fifth-place Long Beach finish

Tuesday  23:16,   17 april 2018
NBC Sports

Graham Rahal was disappointed in the way he ran in the Long Beach Grand Prix, but he was happy with the outcome.On lap one, his rear brakes locked up causing him to slam into the back of Simon Pagenaud, damaging the right rear suspension on the[...]

F1 set for pitstop tweak to combat unsafe releases

Tuesday  23:16,   17 april 2018

Formula 1 is set to alter pitstop procedures after the spate of unsafe releases this season has exposed a weakness in some teams’ systems. An unsafe release from McLaren in practice for the Chinese Grand Prix was the fifth such problem in three[...]

Cadillac offering $10,000 in Escalade discounts to fight Navigator

Tuesday  06:51,   17 april 2018

Throwing money on the hood is a tried-and-true method to keep folks from looking at newer competitors.Cadillac is offering $10,000 discounts for some current customers in an effort to keep sales going amid some very strong competition, Bloomberg[...]

Stenhouse Jr. takes run at lead, but finishes fourth at Bristol, his best since July

Tuesday  06:51,   17 april 2018

Stenhouse came on strong in the closing portion of Monday’s Food City 500 at Bristol and finished fourth, easily his best run of the season. Stenhouse entered the Bristol weekend with seasonal finishes of 29, 16, 14, 23, 18, 37 and 25.“We were[...]

Distracted Driving 100 Times Worse Than Expected

Tuesday  01:06,   17 april 2018
24/7 Wall St.

For years, researchers have said distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents and deaths. By some measures, the problem is worse than drunk driving. A firm that analyzes driver behavior claims that the problem is 100 times worse than its[...]