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Why did Ken Miles place second at Le Mans? 17 Feb

Why did Ken Miles place second at Le Mans?

Ken Miles was a British-born American race car driver who competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Although he had a strong lead for most of the race, he was forced to place second due to a technicality that was imposed by Ford executive Leo Beebe. Miles had been instructed to slow down and let another Ford race car cross the finish line first in order to ensure a Ford win. Despite Miles' protests, he was forced to comply and ended up placing second. His incredible driving talent and sportsmanship in the face of a questionable order earned him lasting respect and admiration in the racing world.


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