DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Stop, right now, and go lose the Daytona 500 by six inches.
It’s OK, we’ll wait.
Are you back? Great. Now, tell us, did you take losing as well as Martin Truex Jr. did Sunday?
We can’t see your reaction — if we could, it would probably creep you out — but we’re going to go out on a limb and assume you didn’t.
Mere moments after failing to win the Daytona 500 by the closest margin in the race’s history, though, crossing the finish line 10-thousandths of a second behind the winner, Denny Hamlin, Truex was surprisingly composed.
Thumbnail photo via NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. (78) during practice for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.