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A former race car driver paralyzed from the neck down is driving again thanks to self-driving tech (arw)

Sam Schmidt was five-years-old when he got hooked on racing. His dad put him on a motorcycle and he immediately knew he wanted to become a professional racer. "My ultimate dream was to compete in the Indy 500," he told Business Insider. Compete he did: Schmidt raced in three consecutive Indianapolis 500 races starting in 1997. When he was 31, Schmidt clinched his first win at the 1999 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ultimately finishing fifth in the series.
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