Bugatti just announced that its new Chiron has set an official world record for the quickest time for a production car to accelerate to 400 kph (249 mph) and then brake back to a dead stop. The maneuver was completed in a scant 41.96 seconds with two-time Indianapolis 500 champ Juan Pablo Montoya behind the wheel. Said Montoya of his 3.112-km run: "It is really impressive how stable the car is. Its acceleration and braking are simply incredible. It was all quite easy. Just get in and drive off."
My first time at the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA, was way back in 1976. Al Unser, Sr., won the race that day and went on to grab the elusive "Triple Crown" of Indy racing that year—Indianapolis, Ontario and Pocono. Since 1976, I've been back to the track several times, most recently this past Sunday for Verizon IndyCar's 500-miler there. What's most interesting about my visits—and what keeps me coming back - is that the experience at Pocono is always more than just a race.
I am cruising near the speed of sound in an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet over the Atlantic Ocean. My pilot, Michael “Thorny” Brewer, has just taken the aircraft into a tight circle, causing me to pull six G’s - or six times my body weight - in the cramped cockpit. My peripheral vision is greying out and I'm fighting for breath. Welcome to the right stuff. I’m not sure that I have it. As an adventure writer, sometimes I wonder how I get myself into these kinds of predicaments.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".