Question: Was Ken Miles robbed?

Reports and opinions vary. In any event, McLarens car passed Miles, robbing him of a potentially historic triple crown (hed already won prestigious races at Daytona and Sebring). (To this day, others assert that the 24-hour endurance race essentially ended as the clock hit 4 p.m. — making Miles the winner).

Did Ford really screw Ken Miles?

Yes. Though its not in the movie, investigating the true story confirms that this actually happened. Gurneys car expired on the final corner and Ken Miles passed him, taking first place. Gurney then pushed his car across the finish line.

Did Leo Beebe dislike Ken Miles?

Having said that, actual events also dont always cooperate in taking place in the best possible way to make a great movie. In the film, Leo Beebe is never a fan of Shelby or Miles and takes whatever opportunities he has to actively sabotage their chances of winning.

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