Cena races into third on 'Fast Cars' finale

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June 25, 2007

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John Cena finished in third place on last night's finale of ABC's Fast Cars and Superstars -- The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race. While he completed his laps and pit stop flawlessly, former NFL player John Elway and rodeo champion Ty Murray were mere seconds faster than The Champ.

"I didn't come to pussyfoot around Lowe's Motor Speedway. There are people who'd give their arm to race that car around that track and I know this is a dream opportunity. I'm going to hammer it down and see what she's got," Cena said before making his final run.

Cena again joined his round one mentor, Gillette Young Gun Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford. While Cena's average speed topped out at an impressive 145 mph and he completed his run in 3:44:67, he came up just a bit short. Murray finished with a time of 3:43:67 with a fastest average speed of 146 mph for second place. Elway finished with a time of 3:39:31 with a fastest average speed of 149 mph to be named champion of Fast Cars and Superstars -- The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race. Skateboard legend Tony Hawk finished fourth, musician Jewel finished fifth and former NFL coach Bill Cower came in sixth.

The Champ capped off his remarkable run doing donuts through the track's infield in his Ortho NASCAR stock car. He joined Edwards in front of the crowd behind pit road.

"Give it up for my man, Carl Edwards. He's a great coach," Cena announced, holding up Edward's arm like a champion.

After Elway's win, the top three joined the Gillette Young Guns in the winner's circle and sprayed each other with Champagne in typical Nextel Cup fashion.

Gillette was pleased to have the WWE Champion take part in the show's finale.

"We are appreciative of John's participation and loved his competitive spirit," Gillette said in a statement.

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