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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Pumping Brakes On Career ... After 2017 Season

4/25/2017 6:25 AM PDT
Breaking News

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is waving the white flag on his storied career -- announcing he'll retire from NASCAR after the 2017 season. 

The 42-year-old has racked up 26 wins (including TWO Daytona 500 victories) in 603 starts since turning pro in 1999.

He suffered a concussion back in 2016 that forced him to miss roughly half the season -- but he's since returned to the track and now the retirement tour begins.

Think Kobe Bryant ... but faster.

We recently got Dale Jr. out and talked about his recent marriage and the possibility of kids in his future ... and whether he would pass on the famous Dale Earnhardt name.

Skrillex Yo, Elon Musk ... Thanks for Getting Me in Trouble with the Law!!!

4/20/2017 7:15 AM PDT

Skrillex was pulled over and handcuffed Wednesday night, and he blamed Elon Musk.

Law enforcement sources tell us the superstar DJ was driving on the Sunset Strip in his Tesla with music -- his own music -- blaring for all to hear.

Cops pulled him over to deal with the noise issue, but when they asked for ID, Skrillex came up empty-handed. That prompted the cops to order him out of the car and then slap on the cuffs.

Cops somehow figured out he was Skrillex and the car was his ... they uncuffed him, cited him for a noise violation and driving without proper ID, and let him go on his merry way.

Skrillex then took to Twitter and complained to Elon ... but it's really more like a Tesla endorsement.

  

Wiz Khalifa Scores New Whip from Dodge ... Thanks for Making Us Cool!!

4/13/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wiz Khalifa's music video for "See You Again" is about to become the most watched music video of all time, and that's worthy of a giant thank you note ... shaped like a brand new car!

Wiz's megahit video for the "Furious 7" soundtrack was packed with Dodge sports cars, and honchos at the automaker showed their appreciation Tuesday night in Manhattan by handing him the keys to a 2017 Charger SRT Hellcat.

Wiz has a new song for "The Fate of the Furious" which comes out Friday, and we're guessing Dodge whips will be featured again. Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez were also at the event, but no shiny new keys for them.

As for the Hellcat Wiz scored -- we're told as of now, it'll look something like this. Black and yellow, natch.

YG Handcuffed by LAPD Allegedly 'Uncooperative,' Gets Seat Belt Ticket

4/12/2017 8:08 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

YG got the handcuffs slapped on him early Wednesday morning after LAPD pulled over the Maybach he was in, and yet all he got was a ticket for no seat belt. 

The stop went down about 3 AM in Hollywood. YG wasn't driving the Maybach, but ended up getting detained. Cops found an open container of gin in the vehicle, but law enforcement sources tell us YG and his friends got cuffed because they were uncooperative.

YG was eventually released, and left in the backseat of the Maybach. One of his friends was arrested on an outstanding warrant, another cited for the open container, and YG got the seat belt ticket.

We're told the initial stop was made because the whip has paper plates -- just like Tyga an hour earlier. As we reported, he was hauled away by cops and also released with a ticket.

Elon Musk Tesla's Employee Lots Are Parking Hell!

4/11/2017 12:58 PM PDT

Elon Musk's Tesla is now America's most valued automaker, but you'd never know it from his employee parking lots ... which look like a total over-packed disaster zone.

The Wall Street Journal posted a report on 2 of the company's parking lots -- one at the Palo Alto HQ, and another in Fremont, CA -- and they've got cars double parked, stacked like sardines ... or even parked on top of curbs and medians, often back to back. 

The issue's pretty obvious ... not enough spaces to accommodate Tesla's growing staff. Like, not even close. Elon's reportedly working on a long-term solution.

For now, enjoy the shots of the chaos. Unless, y'know ... you work at Tesla.

Floyd Mayweather My Bugatti's For Sale ... For $4 MILLION!

4/10/2017 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Wanna drive like Floyd Mayweather? If you've got a cool $4 mil you can buy his old 2015 Bugatti ... on eBay!

TMZ Sports has learned the boxer recently sold his 2015 Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse to the Luxury Auto Collection in Scottsdale, AZ ... which is now offering it up with a $3.95 million price tag.

L.A.C. even created a post on eBay in case any rich people wanna get in an online bidding war over the whip.

The listing says the car has a top speed of 254 mph, with a 0 to 60 time of 2.4 seconds.

"With only 150 Grand Sports built worldwide, this car was one of the last Grand Sports brought to the US this is an extremely rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive and boxing history."

Mayweather also sold his 2011 Bugatti Grand Sport to L.A.C. ... which is on sale for $2.45 mil.

Post Malone My '92 Explorer's Now a Certified $75k Texas Slab!

3/30/2017 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Post Malone got an old Ford Explorer swagged out, and the sick job upped the formerly beat-up SUV's value by at least $73,000!

Sources connected to the makeover tell us Post had the idea to customize a '92 Explorer ... so he bought one for $1700, and sent it over to West Coast Customs to make it happen.

We're told it took 6-8 weeks to add new lambo-style doors, candy custom body paint, 26" wheels and tires with spinner rims. Post calls it his "Texas Slab" to honor his Houston roots.

Fun Fact: "Slab" stands for vehicles that are slow, low and banging.

The new whip will definitely be banging ... based on the massive speakers WCC installed.

Post's baby will be featured on an upcoming episode of the reality show "Inside West Coast Customs" on Velocity. 

Aroldis Chapman Floyd Who? My Car Fleet Is Swagged Out Too!!

3/17/2017 8:41 AM PDT

Aroldis Chapman brings the heat when it comes to his cars ... flossin' 4 of his insanely expensive rides in Miami.

The NY Yankees star has been rockin' the Lamborghini for a while ... but now he's added a Rolls-Royce and two fancy SUVs to the mix ... including a custom built Rhino GX (which start at $229k).

Chapman recently signed a 5 year, $86 million contract.

Spend it if ya got it.

Waka Flocka Flame My Ride's On Fire!

3/17/2017 6:56 AM PDT

Waka Flocka brought the flame back to his name -- in a big, bright, burning way -- when the SUV he was about to hop in caught fire.

Waka was down in Puerto Vallarta Thursday when his smoking ride to the airport pulled up ... fully engulfed in flames. Unclear what started it, but his driver got out safely before the blaze was extinguished.

Sometimes ya get a 5 star driver. Sometimes it's a 5 alarmer.

Akon My Tesla Got Jacked ... And Then I Got It Back!

3/15/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Akon's Tesla went out for a joyride ... with a burglar, but the heist was cut short by technology.

Sources close to Akon tell TMZ ... a burglar entered the garage Saturday night at his Woodland Hills, CA home, and bolted with his Model S. It wasn't tough to lift the luxury ride -- we're told the garage door was accidentally left open. 

The would-be burglar was foiled though when he parked and the ride's security system shut it down. The suspect took off, and the Tesla was located a few hours later thanks to its tracking device.

Akon got off better than a string of other celebs hit in a recent burglary spree. Alanis Morissette, Nick Young, Cesar Millan and others have been hit for up to 6 figures.

The singer's in Dubai right now, but we're told Akon's family members filed a police report and it's under investigation.


Chief Keef I'm Finally Legal To Get Behind the Wheel!

3/13/2017 6:08 PM PDT
Exclusive Details


Chief Keef is free to drive around without fear of getting pulled over ... for unlicensed driving, anyway.

The 21-year-old rapper just got his California state drivers license -- which is pretty shocking news, considering how many freakin' cars the guy's had for years!

Sources close to Keef tell us he was sick of "riding dirty" -- taking back streets when he was out in one of his luxury whips in order to dodge cops. We're told he'd tried several times over the years to get legal, but he was constantly on tour ... and when he wasn't, the line at DMV was way too long.

Welcome to the real world, Chief.

 

George Clooney & Rande Gerber Party with the Bandit's Trans Am! And Tequila, Of Course

3/10/2017 8:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

George Clooney and Rande Gerber just raised the bar for office parties by throwing a tequila-soaked bash -- with the most awesome movie car thrown in for good measure.

The famous buddies looked like extremely hot moonshiners Thursday in L.A. ... as they loaded up the Trans Am from "Smokey and the Bandit" with 20 cases of their Casamigos tequila.

We're told they were wrapping a commercial shoot, and wanted to treat the cast and crew of about 100 to a little fiesta. The Trans Am, reportedly worth $550k, wasn't just for the surprise ... we're told it was part of the commercial.

Yup ... we wanna be them, and so do you.

Bandit ballers!

Rich the Kid & Famous Dex Tossing Cash ... Trashing Maybach

3/10/2017 7:17 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

For rappers Famous Dex and Rich the Kid money, jewelry and six-figure cars are just very expensive playthings.

The duo put on a show -- and not a concert -- outside Mastro's Steakhouse in Bev Hills when they littered the sidewalk with hundred dollar bills, and flashed their diamond chains and watches. But you really gotta see what happened when the valet pulled their Maybach in front of the restaurant.

Funniest moment: our photog asking if the 20-somethings take out insurance on their gear. Apparently they haven't gotten the Hollywood memo about showing off your jewels.

Good luck, guys!