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Surrounded by cornfields in western Ohio sits Tony Stewart's track of dreams. Stewart bought it in 2004, and with his renovations, Eldora Speedway now features the best dirt-track racing in the U.S.
Created in the image of its founder, Billie Jean King, World TeamTennis is a big-hearted, broad-minded underdog that crushes the sport's elitist image. Check it out July 9--28.
The ironically named Peace and Friendship Stadium in Athens, home of the Greek club Olympiakos, is routinely encircled by police in full riot gear to protect visiting players from the most passionate basketball fans on the planet.
Dropping in on the annual Florida-Georgia football scrap? Look up John Short, the gentleman who drives the van with the Hairy Dawg on the roof, and soak up his history of the rivalry.
Pre's Rock is an outcropping in Eugene, Ore., where runner Steve Prefontaine died in a 1975 car crash. Flowers, flags and running shoes are left here in homage.