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We Shot This Video Before Race Car Driver Jenson Button Got DQed in Oceanside For Going Too Fast

A race car driver got DQ'ed for speeding—go figure!

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British racing star Jenson Button has a big goal for 2017: qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn. He did it at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside on April 1 when he crossed the finish line third in his age group–despite some nutty mechanical issues that forced him to walk his bike up the hills. Check out the post-race interview we caught just before he got the sad but kind-of-funny news that he got DQed for speeding on a hairy downhill that has an enforced 25 mph limit to keep riders from crashing out. (No, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke.)

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Button wrote about his experience on social media, though he’s riding so slow in this video, it’s hard to imagine he got DQed for speed.

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