| Aug 7, 2014
It's perfectly common for automakers to provide quarter-mile acceleration numbers on their hopped-up performance cars. It's rare, however, when one provides times for street tires in addition to what the car should run with sticky purpose-built drag...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Brendan Gaughan took the lead after a green-white-checkered restart at Elkhart Lake, Wis., then held on to win the rain-soaked and wild NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America on Saturday.
Alex Tagliani was second, followed by Kevin O'Connell,...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedwayby winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.
Keselowski followed up Saturday's Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Shiny motor vehicles both modern and antique will soon rumble into Hampstead for the 5th Annual Matthews Tire Community Car Show June 28.
The show features live music, food, free admission for the public and a chance to view and vote on your favorite...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:14 PM
A high school math teacher in Sacramento has been arrested on suspicion of mowing down three cyclists during an alleged road-rage incident, police said.
Wesley Tran, 31, was stopped about 11:02 p.m. Saturday after an officer spotted him driving the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:41 AM
The following items were taken from Naperville police reports:
A vehicle was damaged in the 100 block of Sylvia Lane between 9:30 p.m. June 1 and 5:40 a.m. June 2.
Someone spilled a black oil-based substance on several cars in the 200 block of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:26 PM
RICHMOND — As a matter of fact, no, Aric Almirola isn't the least bit apologetic, doesn't feel the least bit unworthy of winning a rain-shortened NASCAR race in which most of the field turned into a darn fine scrap metal collection.
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Jimmie Johnson dominated again at Dover International Speedway, extending his track victory record to nine.
He followed last week's victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run in a race red-flagged for 22 minutes because of a pothole in...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Letty Ortiz would disapprove. The "Fast & Furious" character, a headstrong mechanic played by Michelle Rodriguez, is a rare example among women. A new survey by auto-insurance comparison site Insurance.com found a large portion of women lack experience in...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Driving a car with under-inflated tires is a serious safety issue.
While 96 percent of American motorists agree, a new national survey finds that nearly half of the nation's drivers still can’t identify the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The fiery car accident last year that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker was caused by excessive speed and not a mechanical failure, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said on Tuesday, concluding its almost four-month investigation.