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Sprint Cup Chase 2014: NASCAR Standings and Schedule After Brickyard 400

Sunday's 2014 edition of the prestigious Brickyard 400 saw Jeff Gordon drive to Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR on ESPN noted how long the span has been for Gordon's numerous wins in this race: As a consequence of his latest Brickyard 400 win, Gordon moved from seventh to third in the Chase standings. Show More Summary

Get Etihad Gold Status and a New Suitcase, and Go on an Exciting European Tour

News and notes from around the interweb: The Girl and Globe (whom some may remember as ‘New Girl in the Air’ on BoardingArea) wrote about her experiences with Competitours (the ‘Amazing Race’-style adventure that my award booking partner Steve Belkin runs). Show More Summary

The Senate Race: A Whole Picture

Editor’s Note:  This guest post was written by Stephen Greenway, who is a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia, majoring in International Affairs.  Stephen is also the Secretary of the Georgia Association of College Republicans.  It is his take on where the Georgia Senate race stands as we head toward the election in November. […]

NC Modified race takes notes from pro wrestling

Few things make racing more exciting than a good rivalry. Whether it's watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton go at it in Formula One or tradin' paint in NASCAR, a good fued adds an extra dash of excitement to already tight competition. Show More Summary

Solid Workouts Recently and RACING This Weekend

Here's a quick glace at what June's training looked like: There were 2 time trials in there, and 3 relay triathlons where I was the swimmer. And here's July so far: Here's a breakdown of some workouts worth noting: SWIM : On June 1st, I did 8x200 between 3:07 and 3:11. Show More Summary

2014 Rockwell Relay Race Report, Part 12: Idiot

6 days agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty About Today’s Post: This is part 12 of my 2014 Rockwell Relay Race Report. The previous installment, part 11, is here. Or if you need to, you can go to back to the beginning.  The most reliable indicator of a successful blog post, as far as I’m concerned, is that upon reading it, you [...]

Obamacare Continues to be a Drag on Democrats

last weekNews : Reason

Even in blue state races where Democrats are currently running ahead, opposition to Obamacare is far stronger than support.  As The Washington Post notes, new polling from NBC-Marist shows that Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat from Colorado, and Rep. Show More Summary

2014 Rockwell Relay Race Report, Part 11: Emotional Swings

A Note from Fatty About Today’s Post: This is part 11 of my 2014 Rockwell Relay Race Report. As a refresher (or if you haven’t read it yet), part 10 is here. Or if you need to, you can go to back to the beginning.  You can feel a lot of emotions, all at once. And when you’re [...]

Is Hotel Shampoo Kind of Racist?

Editor’s note: We took Race Manners to Facebook today, where The Root Associate Editor Jenée Desmond-Harris engaged in a live Q&A. One reader took serious issue with the toiletries offered by major hotel chains, going so far as to call the selections a “micro-agression” against black people. Show More Summary

2014 Rockwell Relay Race Report, Part 10: Over the Wall

A Note from Fatty: Enormous thanks to everyone who signed up for the 2014 100 Miles of Nowhere Thursday and Friday. The event is now sold out. Huzzah! And again: Huzzah! A Note from Fatty About Today’s Post: This is part 10 of my 2014 Rockwell Relay Race Report. As a refresher (or if you haven’t [...]

Briefly: 4K Skyrim, Free Space Race Ebook, Cheap Hungry Jack's

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: astonishing Elder Scrolls: Skyrim portraiture, new Hungry Jack’s discount codes, get Don Dennis’ The Great Space Race for free. More »      

Final Race Thoughts: North Mankato and Waconia Relays

So it's been 2 weeks since my back-to-back relay race weekend, but I haven't posted my final thoughts. In my North Mankato Triathlon race report, I noted that I swam well and was among the first out of the water in my wave. Me hitting...Show More Summary

In the Galleries: Black & White Pride

The intersection of race and homosexuality is talked about too little. But one gallery notes that from "the love that dare not speak its name" to Loving v. Virginia, to same-sex marriage rights, we've come a long way. read more

Costas: NBC Should Say ‘Politically Correct BS’ on Sterling Controversy Spurring Race Dialogue

While talking about the ramifications of Donald Sterling‘s controversial racial comments, Bob Costas noted some points his network should have made. “When people say, ‘well, this is an opportunity to open up a dialogue on race,’ here...Show More Summary

Horse racing announcer imitates Marv Albert and Jeremy Schaap during race!

Frank Mirahmadi is a horse racing announcer and apparently a man with way too much time on his hands.  During a race earlier this week, Mirahmadi took it upon himself to perform his imitations of noted sports media personalities during a race. Yes, during a race! It’s one thing to share impressions in a public […]

Newswire: There’s a book of essays about Eminem coming this fall

Noted literary icon Eminem will be the subject of a new book of essays coming later this year. Eminem And Rap, Poetry, Race: Essays is out Nov. 30 and includes a foreword by Talib Kweli. Curated by Scott F. Parker, the 277-page academic...Show More Summary

2014 Rockwell Relay Race Report, Part 9: Love

3 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: Hey, look what came in the mail yesterday afternoon: Yep, I am the now the proud owner of an Ibis Tranny 29 frame. Now I have to wait patiently — oh so patiently — for a week while my wheels, suspension fork, stem, cranks, brakes and other components make their way from [...]

Third-party candidates are polling unusually well this year

If you look in the Daily Kos Elections oh-so-handy polling database, you may notice about a third of the races polled have a third-party candidate polling at 5 percent or above. As David Nir noted the other day, this seems like a lot. Show More Summary

2014 Rockwell Relay Race Report, Part 7: Time

last monthHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A Note from Fatty: This is part 7 of my 2014 Rockwell Relay report. If you need to catch up, you can go to the previous installment, or all the way to the beginning.  When you’re racing the Rockwell Relay, time becomes very, very strange. Weird even.  At one moment it’s early morning and you’re nervously awaiting [...]

Great Race recap, days 3 and 4: The roads take their toll

last monthVehicles / Cars :

Great Race overall leader Steve and Ed Tourje in their 1939 Ford sedan arrive at the lunch stop in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Photos by the author. [Editor's Note: Due to a technical glitch, we weren't able to post Matt's update from Day 3 of the Great Race yesterday, so we're including it with today's Day […]

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