Racing for 24 hours at the Green Hell

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The Nürburgring — the “Green Hell” in Jackie Stewart’s famous phrase — is simultaneously a proving ground, an iconic racetrack, and a death trap. Since the track was completed in the 1920s, more than 65 competitors have died in professional races; many more have done so on racing privately, and in March a spectator died after a car flew off one of the track’s 160 turns.

None of which stopped more than 200,000 people from descending on the tiny town of Nürburg earlier this month to celebrate, cheer and drink their way through one of racing’s wilder days, the 24 Hours of Nürburgring.  ……

Read more of my coverage over at Yahoo. 

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television and video host whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher.

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