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Zach Veach is making waves in IndyCar's minor leagues. But this teenager is more than a gearhead.

Updated: September 16, 2011, 10:59 AM ET
By LaRue Cook | ESPN The Magazine

WHEN YOU LOOK like you're 13, people are reluctant to think you can drive a car. Then 16-year-old Zach Veach flashes his license and says he's a race car driver climbing the development ladder to the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Sure, kid, good one. But don't wait for the punch line, because it's not coming. As one accomplished veteran driver will attest, Veach's ability behind the wheel is years ahead of his racing peers. "Speed is something you can't teach," says Michael Andretti, ...

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