Mario Andretti For A Day

If you're like me-not sure of the difference between an IndyCar and a NASCAR, but certain there's more to learn about handling an automobile than they teach you in high school driver's ed--maybe it's time to go back to school. Almost two dozen advanced-driving programs around the country offer one- or two-day courses that can help you hone your safety skills. And if you're a bit more daring, or consider yourself a true motor-sports enthusiast, you can sign up for a three- or four-day course that grooms you for thrills on a racetrack.

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