“That’s true,” Manny said. “There’s nothing tentative about the way he’s driving.”
The fans were on their feet cheering wildly as his Indy car was about to go into the final lap and the race official waved the white flag. He had the benefit of a five second lead over the nearest driver behind him. Everyone knew that all of the Indy car records for this race were about to be shattered.
But then the driver inexplicably took his foot off of the accelerator and the cars behind him quickly zoomed by him. He ended up coming in eighth and the fans were in shock.
After the race, one of the reporters caught up with the driver and stuck a mic in his face. “What happened to you in that final lap?” the reporter asked.
“I don’t know,” the dejected driver said. “My mind just seemed to go blank.
Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (brass), Word of the Day Challenge (unstoppable), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (tentative), Your Daily Word Prompt (benefit), The Daily Spur (shattered), and Jibber Jabber (blank).