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Scott Speed

Photograph By Brett Wilhelm/ESPN

A botched first start left RallyCross podium favorites Travis Pastrana, Ken Block, and Tanner Foust in the dust, so to speak. This left room for Scott Speed, a former Formula One driver who had never jumped a car before this week, to land in the gold-medal spot. "I have an X Games gold medal," Speed said afterward. "I definitely never thought I'd be able to pull that off in my life."