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Data-driven Menlo Park teen is turning NASCAR into a science

Champion driver Jesse Love blends man, machine and his Silicon Valley roots

by By Kali Shiloh

After just 12 laps at Sonoma Raceway, Jesse Love's fireproof bodysuit is soaked through and heavy. That's not unusual. Roasting in the driver's seat, he can lose up to 8 pounds of sweat before he crosses the finish line. His pit crew — all adults — also wear fireproof suits and perspire in the heat, blazing through cigarettes as they watch the empty track and listen to their race radios, waiting for his car to whip around the bend.

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