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Race attracts wealth, glamor

Updated: May 20, 2004, 9:18 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTERREY, Mexico -- There is no shortage of excitement planned for this weekend's Champ Car Telmex Grand Prix.

A priest will bless the race track and wave the starter flag. World-record holding sprinter Ana Guevara, Mexico's most-popular female athlete, has signed up to sing the national anthem and fans who get tired of roaming the pits can take in a beauty pageant or hit concerts featuring some of Latin America's hottest bands.

In Mexico, auto racing is fast becoming a sport ...

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