When bad luck is self-inflicted.

In nineteen seventy-nine one of the greatest upsets in the history of stockcar racing happened when Richard Petty ended his long losing streak and won the Daytona 500. However, it came as a surprise because on the last lap Petty was thirty seconds behind the leaders. But then, on the final stretch, the leading car forced his challenger onto the grass, after which the challenger caught up again and forced the leader into the outside wall. Both cars came to a screeching halt and the two drivers jumped out and got into an old-time slugging match. In the meantime, Richard Petty cruised by and won the race, going on from there to become one of the greatest names in stockcar racing.
Like the Bible says: ‘The race is not always to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong…Sooner or later bad luck hits us all.’ The real problem, though, is when the bad luck is self-inflicted.

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