Sport: Dan's Day

Most auto racers stick to one well-practiced groove—either sports cars, Grand Prix machines, souped-up Detroit stock cars or big Indianapolis racers. Dan Gurney, 31, a lean, blond professional from California, drives anything with wheels—and does it so skillfully that Argentina's retired Juan Miguel Fangio recently went so far as to call him "one of the greatest race drivers in the world." But after eight years on the circuits, Gurney may sometimes wonder if selling insurance would not be better. Few top drivers have suffered through worse luck.

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