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New course in Houston all wrong

Updated: May 14, 2006, 6:42 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- If Champ Car officials are the street racing experts -- and we have to assume they are, because they say so -- then how do they keep getting street circuits so wrong?

The latest case in point: The 1.615-mile temporary circuit that winds its way through Houston's Reliant Park. It's concrete-lined proof that any lessons that should have been learned by last summer's disaster in San Jose were not.

And those aren't the only examples. For every sublime new track like Edmonton, ...

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