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Photo of the Day: A Weekend at Virginia International Raceway

Photo of the Day: A Weekend at Virginia International Raceway Jul 22nd, 2013 at 6:00PM: @GadlingTravel, Instagram I've been "into cars" since I was a little kid -- and recognized my motorsports passion during my time in college. It's led to a weekend hobby of driving the pace car for the local region of the National Auto Sports Association and participating in driving schools to eventually go racing. This weekend, I was at Virginia International Raceway to do just that -- and earned...

A Day At The (Camel) Races

A Day At The (Camel) Races Jul 20th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Kraig Becker The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes are three of the biggest horse races on the planet, collectively making up the prestigious Triple Crown. Steeped in tradition, each of those events deftly mixes exhilarating action on the track with plenty of pomp and circumstance in the stands. With their large purses, competitive fields and rich histories these races are the...

Demolition Derby In The United Kingdom: A Little Bit Different

Jun 3rd, 2012 at 12:00PM: Traveling through Europe you'll notice that many things are just a little bit different from the United States. Like the Royale with Cheese (actually the Cheese Royal, Tarantino got it wrong), Europe has many slightly different takes on American icons. Demolition derby, for example is huge in the United Kingdom, but it's called banger racing. Cars race around a track while smashing into each...

Transmongolia - Part Five: The Finish Line

Transmongolia - Part Five: The Finish Line Mar 30th, 2012 at 10:30AM: Transmongolia: Part Five. Click above to watch video after the jump *After an extended hiatus (we blame the whole getting lost in the desert thing) Transmongolia is back to offer even more coverage of the 2011 Mongol Rally. The Mongol Rally isn't a race, at least not in the official and common sense. There are no prizes for first place except bragging rights. More than...

On the Fast Track with Richard Petty at Walt Disney World

On the Fast Track with Richard Petty at Walt Disney World Jul 29th, 2011 at 2:00PM: I'm very interested in loud cars that go really fast, even if I still don't understand NASCAR. Earlier this summer, I drove my road trip ride around the speedway in Watkins Glen. As much fun as it was--lots!--I was itching to get a vehicle up to triple-digit speeds. Near the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, I had that chance at the Richard Petty Driving Experience....

On the Track at Watkins Glen International

On the Track at Watkins Glen International Jun 19th, 2011 at 11:30AM: While the state park is fun and the wineries in the area are getting better every year, Watkins Glen is famous because of its speedway, a storied road track that's hosted everything from NASCAR to Formula One to, this summer, a three-day Phish-stravaganza. When I rolled through town, there wasn't much happening in the way of races. So I took my car on the track....

Bert the Conqueror joins the Outhouse Races in Alaska's Fur Rondy (video)

Feb 28th, 2011 at 4:00PM: In the spirit of journeying during periods less traveled, I've embarked to Alaska this winter. Follow the adventures here, and prepare to have your preconceived notions destroyed along the way. Bert the Conqueror joins the madness in the 2011 Fur Rondy Outhouse Races I need only say the name to pique your interest. Outhouse Races. "Is this event what I think it is?" That's the question...

Photo of the Day - Tour d'Afrique

Photo of the Day - Tour d'Afrique Jan 18th, 2011 at 5:00PM: The 2011 Tour d'Afrique is officially underway! Just three days ago, more than 120 cyclists set off from Cairo, Egypt on a four month, 7,375 mile race across the world's most exotic and alluring continent. The competitors will pedal through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia before aiming to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa on May 14th. If you...

Mother of all relay races takes place today

Mother of all relay races takes place today Aug 28th, 2010 at 8:00AM: The 29th annual Hood to Coast Relay will take place today when more than 12,000 runners will descend on Mt. Hood in Oregon to take part in the largest relay race in the world. The event gets underway with the first wave of runners setting out from Timberline Lodge, located at 6000 feet on the mountain, at 6:30 AM. After that, more teams will follow every 15 minutes until the final runners hit the...

Gaming hotels coming to New York City

Gaming hotels coming to New York City Aug 18th, 2010 at 1:00PM: New York might soon host a new type of high-roller. Kuala Lumpur-based Genting Malaysia Bhd is planning to invest $1.3 billion on a gaming facility at New York City's Aqueduct racetrack, located in Queens. According to Hotels Magazine, the proposed facility, called Resorts World New York, will house three proposed hotels. Genting currently operates and has ownership stakes in more than...

Connecticut Journal: Rowing for Yale (part 2 of 2)

Connecticut Journal: Rowing for Yale (part 2 of 2) May 24th, 2008 at 9:00AM: Read part 1 of this story first. A couple weeks later, with a little more confidence under our belt and a little more knowledge in our heads, we come back to the boathouse to race against some of the other freshmen. After a short motivational group meeting, the coach hands us over to the coxswain, who leads us to the "garage" where the racing shells are housed. Like a general surveying his...

100 years ago today: The Great Race

100 years ago today: The Great Race Feb 12th, 2008 at 10:40AM: One hundred years ago on this date, a half dozen or so teams set out from New York on the longest automobile race in history. Six months later, the first team pulled into Paris. Here's a colorful account of their epic journey. If you're thinking, "Boy I wish I could do something that awesome," well, you can! This May 30th, 40 teams will retrace the Great Race, except this time they'll only take 2...

Marathon Tours

Marathon Tours Oct 12th, 2006 at 11:51AM: Only 17 days remain between now and the moment in which I'll run my first 26.2 mile full marathon in Detroit. Am I excited? Heck yeah, you bet I am. And you probably wouldn't believe me if I told you this, but I despise running. I hate the high impact and grueling feeling it has on my knees. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the sense of community and spirit amongst runners, the feeling of achievement...

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