Day: June 9, 2020

Bubba Wallace gets NASCAR up to speed about George Floyd protests

Bubba Wallace is now embracing his platform as a NASCAR driver for positive change and is pushing his fellow competitors to do the same.

Wallace, the only full-time black driver in any of NASCAR’s top three series, detailed his decision this week to speak out as protests continue in the wake of George Floyd’s killing on May 25 in Minneapolis. Wallace said that he’s been encouraging others in NASCAR to speak their minds after he realized that he needed to speak out more himself.

Wallace appeared on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s podcast this week and had an in-depth discussion with Junior about racial issues and injustice. He said the realization that he needed to speak out more came after he saw the video of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing in Georgia. As protests enveloped the nation over the last week, Wallace texted other

2020 Jeep Gladiator First Drive | What’s new, Fox shocks, off-roading

Unless your house is at the end of a really long, rutted and rock-strewn dirt driveway, you don’t need a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave. And you probably shouldn’t buy one, either. It’s awfully expensive, gets dreadful fuel mileage, and isn’t all that comfortable in the city or on highways where it’ll inevitably accrue the majority of its miles. Still, the first time you bomb down what would be charitably described as a “road,” you’re probably going to want one anyway. I certainly do, despite the fact that the Gladiator Mojave is massively more capable at high-speed off-roading than I’d ever need.

I had originally been scheduled to drive the Mojave through the deserts of Ocotillo Wells in California. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns meant that excursion was impossible. It also meant that most of the off-road parks

2020 Volvo S60 T8 Long-Term Service Update | Breaking and fixing the sunroof

Pro tip: Don’t play with the wind deflector in your 2020 Volvo S60. The same goes for most delicate and/or electronic things in cars. Parts break. You get sad. Money must be spent, and you move on. 

In case you were looking for an example of this, take our 2020 Volvo S60 T8 long-term test car. An individual (we’ll leave them unnamed to protect their dignity) happened to be sitting in the passenger seat waiting for some takeout food over the weekend. It was a sunny day, so the sunroof was open on the Volvo. The anonymous individual then stuck their hand through the sunroof and pressed down on the upper frame of the wind deflector that pops up automatically with the sunroof. What pops up, must pop down, correct? Yes, however, it’s clearly not meant to