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THE SLIDE-RULE BOYS AT INDY
Robert F. Jones
May 31, 1971
A couple of college chaps, Roger Penske and Mark Donohue, go into Saturday's Indianapolis 500 with the fastest racer ever to appear there and a faith that science can beat old black magic
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May 31, 1971

The Slide-rule Boys At Indy

A couple of college chaps, Roger Penske and Mark Donohue, go into Saturday's Indianapolis 500 with the fastest racer ever to appear there and a faith that science can beat old black magic

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Hobbs pauses reflectively, pondering judgment. "I suppose there is always the danger that a man so deeply involved in machines as Roger Penske might himself take on the qualities of the machine. But I think that is not the case with the Penske team. Man always has to dominate the machine. What Roger is looking for—what Mark and the rest of us are looking for as well—is that the machine does not dominate the man to the extent that it lets him down. No more than that."

It is a reasonable enough answer to an unreasonable question. For once, the Liberal Arts Major really understood the Engineer.

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