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The Mint 400 that airs this Sunday, May 29th at 5pm EST / 2pm PST on NBC Sports.

The Mint 400 that airs this Sunday, May 29th at 5pm EST / 2pm PST on NBC Sports.

Just beyond the shimmering glow of the world famous Las Vegas Strip is the most hostile and unforgiving territory in North America, the Mojave Desert. An apocalyptic region made of jagged stone, gravel pits, deep silt beds, piercing cactus and temperatures in excess of 120 degrees.

There lies within this seemingly un-tamable landscape a racecourse like no other. A punishing obstacle course that since 1968 has tested the strength and will power of an elite group of racers. For nearly 50 years, The Mint 400 has held the title of the oldest and most challenging off-road race in America and each year 350 race teams in 25 classes of off-road vehicles gather to battle each other and mother nature for a chance to be recorded in the history books.

The race attracts both professional race teams and weekend warriors, all of whom will wage war against each other and the legendary 400 mile race course. They will risk everything, yet less than half of them will make it to the finish line.

It is the ultimate test of man vs. machine. It is the greatest off-road race in America. This is the Polaris RZR Mint 400 presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

Written by CNaz

CNaz

My Life at Speed Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Nazarenus, had a chance meeting with key executives at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1998. It would be the "Jerry McGuire" moment that would change her life forever. Although she knew nothing about motorsports at that time, the chance meeting would influence her passion for all things fast, great stories and interesting people. That's what you will find here at My Life at Speed.

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