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V8 Supercars: A Primer

 Saturday at the 2012 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (Image courtesy of V8 Supercars, following is a special guest editorial by Jon Etkins, an Australian native and Austin resident who's offered to share his knowledge love for V8 Supercars with AGP.

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Circuit of The Americas' announcement this week that V8 Supercars will be racing at COTA in May next year, may have some folks wondering what all the fuss is about – who are these guys, what do they drive, and why should I care?  The short answer is that V8 Supercars are the Australian equivalent of NASCAR.  But there's a lot more to it than that.