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TranSouth notes: Burton happy to start 28th

...position in a 43-car field for the race today is that it's the final pit stall on the front stretch. Because the pace car drops the frontside driver off in the pits before those on the backstretch leave the track during a caution, drivers don't...
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Take a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf

...down the city's hills. The tickets, decorated with colorful local scenes, make nice scrapbook souvenirs. The cable car drops you off just steps from the piers at Fisherman's Wharf. It's a busy, crazy place that most locals avoid, but if...
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Bryant jumping court to court

...and another chauffeured ride to the front steps of the courthouse. On the way home, it's much the same, except the car drops Bryant off for his night's work. The toughest thing he may have to do before then is stay awake while his attorneys...
Marlin feeling at home

...nose-to-tail in the "draft" are faster than a single car because they can better divide the wind resistance. If a car drops out of line to make a pass and nobody goes with it, the car is likely to drop to the end of the long draft. Passing...
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Talladega a mixed bag for Hillin

...said. "We've dropped out early, in the first 40 laps, when you don't even get a chance to get going." When the car drops out that early, the crew never gets a chance to work on its performance under race conditions. Everybody starts looking...
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