Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Feature Grimy, daring and deadly, dirt-track racing is has become a magnet for fans — and a threat to the Nascar status quo. Sprint-car racing on dirt at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. Credit Credit Devin Yalkin for The New York Times Supported by ByRachel Corbett Oct. 18, 2018 The air was heavy with exhaust and motor oil at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina as I waited for Tony Stewart to arrive. Charlotte was hosting the 2017 championship weekend for the World of Outlaws, the premier dirt-racing series in the country, and all 60,000 tickets had sold out well in advance. Stewart, the ex-Nascar star, was late — running on “Tony time,” a handler told me — so I went for a walk along the dusty pit road to look at the scores of racecars lined up. “You’ll probably have to run at some point,” I was warned. … [Read more...] about The Culture Wars of Car Racing
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... J. B. Hunter stores? The Hunter stores had restaurants and beauty parlors to go along with all kinds of merchandise offerings. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 28, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Amidst the recent news of retail carnage – with Sears, Kmart, Bon Ton and others closing stores – we look back this week at another retailer that used to be in … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … J. B. Hunter stores?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... the VIP Ocean Club hot spot? The Ocean Club catered to an “older” and upscale crowd with an enormous sound-and-light system, valet parking and bathroom attendants. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE A look back at the past and the places that became a part of Rochester's roots. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Ocean Club was a … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the VIP Ocean Club hot spot?
"We live in a beautiful city," said Lynn, one of my relentlessly perky friends in Minneapolis. As she said this, we were engaged in certain behavior observed only among native Midwesterners: We were taking a pre-dawn run around Lake Calhoun on a bone-chilling January morning. Among other things, I was wearing a hat, a muffler, two pairs of gloves, a "base layer" of Dri-Fit tights, and a pair of winter running pants that cost $130. What on earth was Lynn talking about? As we rounded the lake's southern edge, I managed to wrest the ice-encrusted muffler from my face and finally saw it: the twinkling lights of downtown Minneapolis, radiant against the city's unpolluted, subzero skies. I turned my head. I rolled my eyes. I saw nothing beautiful about this winter scene. In this moment, I only wanted to escape this miserable and antiseptic icebox. Lucky me. Within the month, I would accept a new job and move cross-country to Boston, where at least it's somewhat warmer. Unlucky me. Exhausted … [Read more...] about Winter 2011: Why the @#$% do we live here?
LONDON (AP) — Britain has given Moscow until midnight Tuesday to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent came to poison a former spy in Britain. If no explanation is given, Prime Minister Theresa May says Russia will be hit by “extensive” retaliatory measures. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said U.K. officials are speaking to allies in the European Union and beyond to draw up a “commensurate but robust” response to the attack, which has left Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in critical condition.Britain has faced a similar crisis before. After former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was killed in London with radioactive poison in 2006, London expelled several Russian diplomats, imposed visa restrictions, broke off intelligence cooperation and froze assets of the two prime suspects. Critics say that response was too weak, and claim Britain was reluctant to act because London’s property market and financial sector are magnets for billions in … [Read more...] about Sanctions, Cyberattack Among Possible UK Moves on Russia After Nerve Agent Attack