Rally driver Ken Block releases jaw-dropping “Gymkhana 6” (VIDEO)

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MotorSportsTalk admittedly hasn’t paid much attention to the more, let’s say, “action-oriented” side of racing competition. But this clip just begs to be seen.

Ford rally driver Ken Block has been setting the Internet on fire for years with his series of “Gymkhana” driving videos, in which he spins, jumps and zips through obstacle courses. Now, the sixth installment of the series has been released and this looks as if it’ll go viral in short order.

For this edition, Block created a Gymkhana Grid course that features some inspirations from the upcoming video game “Need For Speed: Rivals,” which he has worked on as an advisor.

The challenges that he and his 650-horsepower Ford Fiesta face through the course are diverse, from squeezing through tight shipping containers to spinning around various objects such as a spiked wrecking ball, elevated backhoes, a pair of Lamborghini sports cars and two cops on Segways.

Yes, you read that right. Now stop reading, watch the clip above, and you’ll understand why you’re seeing more and more “Block 43” T-shirts on teenagers every time you’re at the mall.

Ricciardo set to see Dale Jr.’s final Texas ride in two weeks (VIDEO)

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We’ve written before about Daniel Ricciardo’s love of Dale Earnhardt and his love of the No. 3, which Ricciardo has selected as his permanent number for the duration of his Formula 1 career. And additionally, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has offered up the opportunity that one day Ricciardo could race a JR Motorsports car in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition, and Ricciardo has said he’d be up for it.

And although Earnhardt Jr. has only used the No. 3 on a handful of occasions in his career in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Ricciardo knows how much the number means to the NASCAR veteran as he prepares for his final few starts in the Cup Series the tail-end of this year.

After the Mexican Grand Prix next week, Ricciardo is set to stay in North America for the off-week between the Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix.

In that break, he said he’ll see Earnhardt Jr. in person at the Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN) to ensure he gets to see him before he retires from full-time competition.

Ricciardo explained his planning during Thursday’s pre-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass, speaking to NBCSN’s Will Buxton at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas in Austin.

“Well I’ll see him for the first time in Dallas. I’m gonna go to the NASCAR race in two weeks time at Texas Motor Speedway,” Ricciardo told NBCSN.

“Yeah, so, I gotta see him race before he hangs up the helmet.

“The Earnhardt family is a huge name in motorsport, not only in America but all over the world. Yeah I wish him well.”

Ricciardo is also optimistic he’ll get the chance to do a helmet swap with Earnhardt Jr. at the event.

“Hopefully I get to see him perform well in Texas. I’m gonna try to do a helmet swap with him. We’ll see how we go.”

Stay tuned for more on this over the coming weeks.