Auto Racing: A Second for Ford

There is one place in France where Americans still have some clout: Le Mans. For a while, after a trio of U.S. Ford Mark 11s finished one-two-three in last year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, officials talked about changing the rules of the race — to require that cars go 30 laps between fueling stops (the Fords needed gas every 20 laps) and have room inside for four persons (the Mark 11s could barely squeeze in two). They changed their mind when Ford threatened to pull out of this year's race altogether, leaving the field wide open for Italy's Enzo...

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