Auto Racing: Runaway at Daytona

For a plain-talking Texan who has spent years poking around the innards of high-compression engines, Carroll Shelby, 43, can get pretty tense. Whenever he thinks about Enzo Ferrari, which is often, he also thinks about the annual 24-hour Le Mans race-and what happens to his blood pressure then is not good for a man who has a bad heart.

Two years ago, Shelby took a team of Fords to Le Mans, managed a fourth-place finish behind three Ferraris. "We threw a scare into Enzo," he crowed. "Next time we'll have his hide." But last year Ferraris swept the first three...

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