14 Richmond International Raceway
The three-quarter-mile track hosts two Winston Cup events annually, including the Pontiac Excitement 400 night race in May.
Home to both Nets center Alonzo Mourning, a two-time state high school player of the year, and former NFL safety Kenny Easley, the first Virginia high schooler to pass and rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
2 George Washington and Jefferson national forests
With more than 2,000 miles of hiking trails, the Blue Ridge Mountain forests are one of the largest public recreation areas in the eastern U.S.
11 Curtis Strange
The Norfolk golfer won back-to-back U.S. Opens in 1988 and '89 and was the first PGA Tour player to win $1 million in a single year ('88).
12 Norfolk Tides
Formerly the Tidewater Tides, the Mets' Triple A club since '69 has helped groom such stars as Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden and Jose Reyes.
10 Old Dominion
The Norfolk university has won three national titles in women's basketball (1979, '80 and '85).
9 Michael Vick
The Newport News native starred at quarterback for Virginia Tech before becoming the first player drafted in 2001, by Atlanta.
3 University of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson's school has sent 212 players to the NFL (including Ronde and Tiki Barber), 30 to the NBA (most notably Ralph Sampson) and 10 to the WNBA ( Dawn Staley).
4 Fork Union Military Academy
The military school counts among its alums more than 50 NFL players, including Eddie George and Vinny Testaverde.
5 Grant Hill
The three-time All-America at Duke and five-time NBA All-Star is from Reston.