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Scott Speed’s Oh Boy Moment Reaps Rewards at the End of the Daytona 500

What was I thinking? Everyone has had that thought at some point in his or her life. On lap 165 of the Daytona 500 Scott Speed must have had that running through his mind. Crew chief Jimmy Elledge had just told him to stay on the track while everyone in front of him came down pit road. Speed inherited the lead of the Great American Race while everyone that now lined up next to and behind him had either two or four new tires. He had none, to go along with a slowly emptying fuel tank. Before the race restarted many expected the Red Bull driver to be swallowed whole, no pun intended in relation to the track surface, by the drivers behind him that had been fast and dominate all race. Even if Speed were somehow able to hold them off, he would s...

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