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1. Santa Barbara (1959)
|Sebring - 1970|
Peter Revson & Steve McQueen - Sebring '70|
Steve's most infamous race at Sebring was in March of 1970, when racing with Co-Driver Peter Revson in a Porsche 908 Spyder, the pair came first in their class, and second overall (barely losing out to Mario Andretti in a larger more powerful Ferrari).
Steve recounted the pairs successful race day strategy to writer William Nolan - "We had determined to let the rabbits run. We were counting on the fact that many of the larger, faster machines would eliminate themselves in a twelve-hour grind by pushing too hard from the outset. Our plan was to stick to a safe, steady pace, to keep the car in good shape, then to make our strongest bid in the closing hours. Which meant that smooth driving, for us, was far more important than fast driving".
Most amazing of all was that Steve drove this race with his leg in a plaster cast (due to having broken his foot in six places just two weeks earlier in a motorbike crash at the Lake Elsinore Grand Prix). At the end of the race he emerged from the Porsche, hobbling in extraordinary pain, the cast having completely melted off his foot.
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