Sport: Sebring's Last Stand

Since it was first run 22 years ago, the Sebring 12-hour endurance test has occupied a special place in U.S. auto racing. Despite its increasingly dilapidated, dead-flat track and spartan spectator facilities, it has invariably attracted top drivers and big crowds eager for a taste of European-style sports-car racing. But the event may finally have run its course—at least on its existing track around a World War II airport. TIME Correspondent Peter Range attended this year's race:

The road to Sebring is lined with dead armadillos crushed by hot-rods headed for the race,...

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