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Former NFL star John Elway wins ABC's 'Fast Cars & Superstars'


By Christopher Rocchio, 06/25/2007 

Two-time Super Bowl champion John Elway added another trophy to his collection, as the former NFL quarterback was crowned the winner of Fast Cars & Superstars - Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race during Sunday night's broadcast of the ABC reality show's finale.

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Elway, who was paired with NASCAR Celebrity Young Gun Kurt Busch in the competition's final race, defeated the rest of the competition's six remaining finalists by completing Fast Cars & Superstars' final five-lap course with a time of 3:39:31.  Elway's time narrowly edged Ty Murray, a seven-time rodeo champion who finished second with a time of 3:43:67.

"What a blast!" said Elway as he exited his stock car in front of a Lowe's Motor Speedway crowd that was chanting his name.  "That was as fast as I could go!"

During last night's finale, Elway competed against Murray; reigning World Wrestling Entertainment champion John Cena; Nashville Star 5 host and Grammy nominated musician Jewel; skateboarding legend Tony Hawk; and former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher. 

Fast Cars & Superstars' final course challenge required each finalist to follow the Young Gun they were paired with around the track for five laps. During their run, the finalists also had to make a pit stop following the third lap, with the celebrity that posted the best time winning the title.   

"I'm going to go as fast as I can but also try to be smart about it," said Elway during a voiceover as his stock-car flew around the track.  Apparently, his strategy worked as he was able to narrowly defeat Murray.



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