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       SPIN                           Dan’s the plan The reorganized Rolex
                                Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca,
                                  Aug. 15-17, will focus on racer extraordinaire




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                                 Dan Gurney, with the man himself as well as a
                                  number of his Eagle F1, Indy and sports cars.




                                                                                                Raikkonen gets a little help                    BACK IN THE
                                                                                            from his friends after careening                    HIGH LIFE AGAIN
                                                                                             into a snow bank on day one of
                                                                                                his new rallying adventure.                     John Force returns to the
                                                                                                                                                winner’s ranks in NHRA
                                                                                                                                                On a weekend in which NHRA paid tribute
                                                                                                                                                to its rich history during the 50th running
                                                                                                                                                of the Winternationals at Pomona,
                                                                                                                                                60-year-old John Force turned back the
                                                                                                                                                clock himself by winning for the first time
                                                                                                                                                in a year and a half. The holeshot victory
                                                                                                                                                for Force over Ron Capps was the record-
                                                                                                                                                tying 127th in his amazing career, but his
                                                                                                                                                first in 40 races.
                                                                                                                                                    “I’ve got a good racecar and a good
                                                                                                                                                brain trust,” said Force. “Then you start to
                                                                                                                                                think, ‘It’s me and maybe I’m not a good
                                                                                                                                                driver.’ I came out here this weekend with
                                                                                                                                                the right attitude to get in the fight and
                                                                                                                                                walked out of here with a win.”
                                                                                                                                                    He made it into the rain-delayed finals

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                                                                                                                                                of Round 2 at Phoenix, too, before being




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