In racing, nothing is a sure thing. Until you pass that checkered flag, you haven't won — or even come in second. Nothing's worse than choking on the final go 'round. What's the dumbest last lap ever?

Sure, there was that little issue in the Indy 500, but TJ's wall-banging wasn't as much dumb as dumb luck. But the way BTCC driver Matt Neal blew his braking point and caromed off his Honda teammate, and race leader, Gordon Shedden was truly an act of embarrassment by car. Wotta git! Shedden ended up finishing in sixth, while Jason Plato won from third. Gah.

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