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As there was no official ticket, there's no record as to exactly how fast the Canadian-born comedian, musician and actor was doing when police pulled him over, but Aykroyd said that the officer "pulled me over for 20 over in a 50 ... and let me off with a warning."

"They let him on his way; no ticket was given because he promised not to speed on his way home," Constable Hugh Smith of the city's Traffic Services department said. "He didn't promise never to speed again, he just said he wouldn't do it on his way home!"

59-year-old Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters and Blues Brothers star Aykroyd gave the command "Drivers, start your engines" at the start, and presented race winner Dario Franchitti with the trophy following the chequered flag.




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SP3 - Unregistered

July 13, 2011 1:15 AM

More likely that anyone tuning in would tune right out when all they see if racecars being lead around by a pacecar for half the race. One lap at speed for you, one lap under yellow for me, two laps for you, two laps for me, three ....

SP3 - Unregistered

July 12, 2011 8:33 PM

The idiocy (in all areas) during the race were not the reason for the tv ratings, you fools. Do you believe that the viewers can see into the future and knew what was to transpire?!?



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