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Travis Pastrana had to forget about it and go it alone this year in the Race of Champions, as Jimmie Johnson and his last-minute replacement Scott Speed couldn't make the competition. The multi-disciplinary Pastrana put on a solid showing, as one might expect, but the day belonged to Finland. And when was the last time the day belonged to freaking Finland? Marcus Gr nholm was taken by Pastrana, but Renault F1-driving teammate Heikki Kovalainen was en fuego, giving the Finns the overall win while Swede Mattias Ekstr m took it overall. Nevertheless, one man down, the U.S. took home the silver, and if there was any lingering question about Pastrana's overall skill, that's just been put to bed like a narcoleptic newborn with a scag addiction.

2006 Race of Champions: The Finns Win Nations Cup [Paddock Talk]; More coverage and photos at 0-60

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