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Bright Lights, Fast City: a Vegas Native Makes Sense of His City's Formula 1 Era

The Las Vegas Grand Prix was devised to be the wildest, most over-the-top event to hit the Strip in years. We sent one of the city's own to help us interpret the spectacle.
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