The Unfair Advantage - Study Guide Chapter 11, Page 275 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 24: Eagle-Offey (USAC) The Last Development Job (Left Unfinished). This chapter is dated 1973. Mark Donohue begins this chapter informing readers that the team is taking their race car to Indianapolis in order to run tests on the wheels they are seriously considering using during the upcoming race season. The tests go well, except that even under the best of conditions, the McLaren they test is still only able to reach a maximum speed of 185mph, whereas the Eagle cars are blowing them away, at 7mph faster. They stay committed to McLaren for this racing season and yet Donohue urged Roger Penske to buy a new Eagle car from Dan Gurney. A few "customer cars" are made and Penske is able to buy one of these. This means they have cars running on two different chassis. Apparently this is an adjustment that it is...

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