Sport: Measure of Safety

When the average driver tries to cut loose on a crowded highway, he is playing a dangerous game; first prize may be the last. But last week the dodgers and weavers got a break. At Florida's abandoned Flagler Beach Airport, even the local cops turned out to cheer as amateurs and pros whipped through brand-new driving tests devised by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Instead of NASCAR's usual straight dashes down the tide-smoothed sands of Daytona Beach, the association concocted its 1958 stock-model performance tests as a yardstick of automobile...

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