Speed stands in for NASCAR champion

Scott Speed, the only American driver in Formula 1, will replace injured NASCAR cahmpion Jimmie Johnson in the Race of Champions on Saturday in Paris. Johnson suffered a broken left wrist when he fell off the roof of a golf cart while horsing about in Florida. Speed will partner 2006 Rally America champion and motocross star Travis Pastrana.

It will be the first time Speed has participated in the Race of Champions. This will be the fourth consecutive Race of Champions start for Pastrana. Other drivers competing this year are David Coulthard and Sebastien Bourdais.

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