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This Week in Motoring: February 16, 2015

The Bathurst 12 Hour race sees a fantastic finish, Cadillac struggles to break free of its past, evo's Track Car of the Year is decided, Daniel Ricciardo takes on Top Gear and more.

A Guide to the Great Indoors

Next Up: A Focus on Improving Your Home

In solidarity with everyone experiencing the brutal winter, we’re turning our attention over the next two weeks to the home: stories about stocking your pantry, cooking hearty food, assembling the perfect home theater and sprucing up your pad -- with a few glimpses of warm weather and tropical locations for good measure.

Single Malt, Many Virtues

Can Americans Make Single Malt as Well as the Scots?

In 2012, an American single malt whiskey from Balcones Distillery in Texas defeated nine other world-class single malts from around the world and gained international attention. Today, the American version of Scotch is still booming, reinforced by a number of new distilleries.

It's Complicated, Vol. 1

The Chronograph, Explained

While most of us won’t time anything beyond a boring meeting or boiling eggs, a chronograph is all about readiness, potential and the human interaction with a micro-engineering marvel -- not to mention the rare opportunity to stop time.

From Brunch Spot to Global Food Sensation

Louisville’s Hillbilly Tea Has a New Take on Soul Food

Hillbilly Tea sounds like an Urban Dictionary revelation -- or the latest product from the minds of White and Pinkman. But it happens to be one of Louisville’s hottest brunch spots, and a burgeoning international brand. And if founders Karter Louis and Chef Arpad "Arpi” Lengyel realize their ultimate vision, that’s just the beginning.

Grogg Sans the Gag

Colonial Rum, Renewed

Lost Spirits Distillery's Colonial American Inspired Rum revamps and perfects the original American spirit. As the back of the bottle reads: "This probably tastes a lot better than colonial rum did."

On the 'Cue Trail in Texas

6 Must-Eats on the Texas BBQ Trail

Texas is home to the original cowboys, the gunslingers and trailblazers. They pushed 20 million head of cattle through Dustbowl territory during the historic cattle drives. Beef is in their blood. And their barbecue is the best there is. We sought out the legendary joints in the heart of the Lone Star State.

The Best Digital Guard Dogs of 2015

Surveilling the New Generation of Smart Cameras

Like it or not, it's 2015: a dog at the foot of the bed and a revolver in your drawer is neither the safest nor the most sensible home security setup you can have. These seven home surveillance cameras lead the charge towards an altogether more secure and responsible home.

Racing Into the Sunset

Jeff Gordon on Retirement, Race Day and Driving to Win

Jeff Gordon recently announced his impending retirement from NASCAR. We caught up with him for a few questions about the keys to his consistent driving success, what he's learned during his 23-year career, and where his competitive fire is headed after he officially retires.

Chauffeur Not Included

Opulence and Octane in the Mercedes-Maybach S600

There's something dubious about driving a $189,350 car down a farm road at speeds nearly double the legal limit. It's risky. It's reckless. It's illegal. But in this car, it feels absolutely right -- or, at the least, entirely possible.

Rubbin' is Racin'

Becoming a NASCAR Driver in 72 Hours

The best way to appreciate NASCAR is not by cracking a Bud and plopping on the couch but by getting in the driver’s seat. That's a pipe dream for most -- so when PEAK Motor Oil invited me to their Stock Car Dream Challenge I grabbed my helmet and Nomex onesie and streamed Garth Brooks all the way to Charlotte Motor Speedway.