On Friday, November 16, Formula 1 will return to the US after a five-year hiatus. The venue that will host the penultimate race of the 2012 season will be the newly-constructed Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

It is therefore fitting that from November 11, a few days before the Grand Prix, the Lone Star state will also be the one sporting the highest speed limit in the country as Texas Transportation officials approved an 85 mph (137km/h) limit along a 41-mile distance of State Highway 130 (SH130), which connects state capital Austin to San Antonio.

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