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Julia Landauer
Racecar driver, adrenaline-junkie, techie, from the Big Apple. Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs Favorites

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Entries by Julia Landauer

Who Are the Real Olympians?

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 9:51 AM

Imagine it's 396 BC. Horse drawn chariots aggressively whiz by you down the straight before making a sharp turn around a pole. Hooves loudly clatter on the ground, strong, courageous and skillful men grunt, sweat and maneuver their chariots. The sun beats down on the track, one chariot accidentally crashes...

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Women and Driving: Innovation, Engineering and the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 10:18 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, last weekend marked the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The first major race of the 2014 season roared on for 24 hours, with 67 cars, in 4 different divisions, to complete 695 laps.

This is my favorite race to watch every year....

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To Take a Risk Or Not?

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 6:18 PM


It's a scary concept. Risk, by definition, involves exposing yourself to hazard, loss, or injury. Risk is therefore usually internalized as something to avoid. After all, most companies try to minimize risk in business activity to remain successful; many people avoid high-risk physical activities to reduce bodily harm;...

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The Daytona 500: Cup Highs and Nationwide Lows

(6) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 3:10 PM

The Lady Up Front
"Boogity boogity boogity, let's just go racing!" screams Darrell Waltrip from the booth. That's when you know the green flag has flown and the Daytona 500 is under way.

Normally Waltrip says, "Boogity boogity boogity, let's go racing, boys!" But from here on out his...

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Racecar Driver, Stanford Student... Survivor Contestant?

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 8:30 AM

Yes! Ladies and gents, this young lady is battling the elements, outwitting the competition, and taking on the challenges in this season of Survivor.

Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites is the 26th season (!) of the hit CBS primetime show, which I have the honor...

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A Six-Pack of Questions for NASCAR Driver Julia Landauer

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2012 | 6:07 PM

This interview was originally conducted by Zack Weiner and appeared on The Sports Quotient.

Only 20, Julia Landauer is one of a select few female NASCAR drivers. She's had plenty of success both on and off the track, but what makes her go?

Take us into your mindset...

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Women and Driving: Rise of the Women Racing Engineers! (Part II)

(4) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Going to school in the heart of Silicon Valley, I am exposed to many women who are breaking into the male-dominated world of engineering. I've heard speakers, such as Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, explain that our society needs more women in the technology and engineering fields. This push seems...

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Life Lessons Learned Early, 1st Ed.

(1) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 7:30 AM

Racing go-karts started out as a family hobby. What I didn't realize at first is that it is a training ground for life. I learned critical lessons before I hit puberty. Some lessons were excruciatingly difficult to accept and internalize. Others were extremely liberating. I will share them over my...

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Women And Driving: Where Are All the Women Race Car Drivers? (Part I)

(12) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 1:59 PM

What's it like being a woman in racing? Many people expect (or want) to hear that being a woman at the racetrack is rough and that I face constant sexism. While those elements might exist in racing, I've never thought of the sport like that.

Being a woman in...

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NYC, Stanford, NASCAR, Businesswoman: My Racing Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 4:12 PM

I'm approaching turn three in the lead. The car vibrates as it screams up to 7000 rpm. I hold my breath. The outside wall is getting larger in my peripheral vision. I tap the brakes, coast down the steep bank, make the turn, hit the gas and zoom down the...

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