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KEITH CRAIN

The thrill of simply going fast

The most important day of my life, I always thought, was the day I got my driver's license.

DAVE GUILFORD

How racing pays off in daily driving

Automakers rationalize racing as a proving ground for performance and safety technology. I totally buy that, even for brands that make mainstream family haulers.

ERIC CHASE

Automakers must scrap metrics for dealers

Auto manufacturers routinely assess dealer sales performance relying on metrics with no established or demonstrated statistical reliability or accuracy to gauge the minimum number of new cars dealers should expect to retail.

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