An automobile race is about as exciting to watch as a game of checkers. There is in both sports the same repetition of mechanical maneuvers, the same low importance of what is known as "the human equation"; a long routine performance precedes, and a routine finish follows the one moment of decision or the shift of luck that will decide the result. But to drive in an automobile race is another matter, a sensation that many capable writers have described, never adequately—a sensation which is...

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