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Lightning was giving the race everything he had. He was tight on Chick's tail, but Chick was doing everything in his power to block Lightning. There was the grind of scraping metal as the two cars rubbed together. "No, you don't—" Chick snarled1.
Just then, one of Lightning's tires popped. "Doc, I'm flat," he cried. "I'm flat!"
"Bring it in," Doc commanded as the yellow flag dropped, signaling that there was debris2 on the track. That meant the race was temporarily suspended; the other cars had to slow down and follow the pace car while the mess was removed. "Don't tear yourself up, kid."
Doc knew that they had to get Lightning back onto the track before the pace car came around. Otherwise, Lightning would fall behind again. "Guido!" Doc shouted. "It's time."
"Hey, tiny," one of Chick's pitties teased, "you gonna clean his windshield?"
Chick's pitties cracked up as Lightning pulled in. But Guido ignored them. This was his life dream— to give the ultimate pit stop. And he was ready.
In one fluid movement, Guido tossed the tires into the air and bolted them onto Lightning before they could hit the ground.
Guido looked at Chick's stunned3 pit crew and blew on his torque gun. Then he offered the only English he knew. "Pit stop."
"Guido, you did it!" Luigi cried as Lightning pulled back onto the track, moving into place behind the pace car.
"Did you see that, Bob?" Darrell cried from the announcers' booth.
Bob gaped4 in awe5. "That was the fastest pit stop I've ever seen!"
On the track, the green flag dropped, and the three cars surged forward, racing6 at a furious pace.
"This is it!" Bob announced with excitement. "We're heading into the final lap and Lightning is right behind the leaders. What a comeback!"
"This is it, kiddo," Doc said as Lightning closed in on Chick and The King. "You got four turns left. One at a time. Drive it in deep and hope it sticks."
His eyes narrowed in determination, Lightning headed toward the first turn.
"Go!" Doc cried, and Lightning did.
He pushed everything he had into high gear. Seeing his rival make his move, Chick cut quickly to bash Lightning against a wall. But Lightning was too fast; Chick missed him.
But Chick didn't slow down. Instead, he drove forward, ramming7 his front bumper8 into Lightning's rear. Lightning spun9 wildly toward the infield.
But Lightning wasn't about to give up. At the last moment, he cut right to go left, just the way Doc had taught him. With a smooth swerve10, he shot back onto the track—in the lead!
"Lightning has taken the lead!" Darrell announced to the audience. "Lightning McQueen is going to win the Piston11 Cup!"
Chick and The King had fallen behind Lightning. But Chick wasn't giving up, either. If he couldn't win, he could at least come in second. "I'm not coming in behind you again, old man!" he cried as he rammed12 The King, causing The King to spin into the wall.
The crowd gasped13 as The King stopped in the infield, battered14, dented-, and unable to move.
Lightning was moving toward the finish line when he heard the boos. Confused, he looked at the giant television monitor and saw The King. He wasn't moving. An image of Doc flashed into Lightning's mind: Doc had looked the same way in the photo of the Fabulous15 Hudson Hornet's famous crash.
Lightning screeched16 to a stop right before the finish line.
"Yeah!" Chick hollered as he shot past Lightning. "Woo-hoo! I won, baby! Yeah! Oh, yeah! Woo-hoo-hoo!"
"What's he doing, Doc?" Flo whispered as she watched Lightning. He was inches from the finish line and still hadn't moved.
Suddenly, Lightning put himself into reverse and headed back toward where The King had come to a stop.
"What are you doing, kid?" The King asked as Lightning approached. He was completely wiped out, but not completely broken; Lightning could see that.
"I think The King should finish his last race," Lightning said humbly17. And then, as gently as he could, Lightning began to push The King toward the finish line.
"You just gave up the Piston Cup," The King pointed18 out, "you know that?"
"Ah, this grumpy old race car I know once told me something," Lightning said as he helped The King to the end of the track. "It's just an empty cup." Doc smiled proudly as he listened on his radio.
Meanwhile, Chick was hooting19 in triumph, turning doughnuts in the infield. "Woo-hoo-hoo!" It took him a moment to realize that no one was cheering with him. In fact, no one was even watching him. "Hey, what?" He stopped in his tracks. "What's going on?"
Lightning pushed The King across the finish line, and the crowd erupted in cheers! The stadium went crazy at the sight of one of the proudest moments in racing history.
"Way to go, buddy20!" Mater hollered.
Fillmore teared up a little. "There's a lot of love out there, you know, man?"
"Don't embarrass me, Fillmore," Sarge grunted21.
The only one who wasn't impressed was Chick. He raced onto the winner's platform impatiently. "Come on, baby," he said. "Bring it out, bring out the Piston Cup. Ka-chick-a! Ka-chick-a!"
But nobody came out to deliver the cup. Instead, someone tossed it onto the stage, where it clattered22 to the floor beside Chick. No one cheered.
"Now, that's what I'm talking about right there, yeah!" Chick crowed. He looked around at the silent spectators. "Hey, how come the only one celebrating is me, huh? Where are the girls? Come on, where's the fireworks? Bring on the confetti!"
A confetti cannon23 let out a shot and hit Chick's bumper hard. "Owww! Hey, easy with the confetti. What's going on? Come on, snap some cameras, let's wrap this up. I gotta go sign my deal with Dinoco," Chick said, starting to realize that no one cared.
The crowd started to boo.
"What's wrong with everybody?" Chick demanded as a few of the cars started throwing garbage onto the stage. "Hey! Hey! This is the start of the Chick era!" Chick finally gave up, grabbed his Piston Cup, and scampered24 away.
But Lightning didn't pay attention to any of that. He was too busy pushing The King toward the Dinoco tent. Then, as The King's wife hurried over to give her husband a kiss, Lightning quietly headed to the Rust-eze tent. His whole pit crew had gathered there—along with the goofy brothers from Rust-eze, who had given Lightning his start in racing.
"You made us proud, kid," one of the brothers said affectionately.
"Congrats on the loss, me bucko," Mack said.
Doc smiled at the younger race car. "You got a lotta stuff, kid."
"Thanks, Doc."
"Hey, Lightning!" Tex Dinoco called from the front of the Dinoco tent. "How about comin' over here and talking to me a minute?"
Lightning drove over to join him.
"Son, that was some real racin' out there," Tex said to Lightning. "How'd you like to become the new face of Dinoco?"
Lightning looked up at the fancy Dinoco tent area. The helicopter gave him a wink25.
"But I didn't win," Lightning pointed out.
"Lightnin'," Tex went on, "there's a whole lot more to racin' than just winnin'."
Lightning was tempted26. It was everything he had always dreamed of. Dinoco was a great company with a lot of money. And Tex seemed like a really great guy. Still … Lightning looked at the Rust-eze tent, where the two brothers were telling their usual lousy jokes He couldn't help smiling.
"Thank you, Mr. Tex," Lightning told the mogul, "but those Rust-eze guys over there gave me my big break. I think I'm gonna stick with them."
"Well, I sure can respect that," Tex said sincerely. "Still, you know, if there's ever anything I can do for you, just let me know."
"I sure appreciate that. Thank you." Lightning thought for a moment. "Actually," he said, "there is one thing."
路霸的维修队傻眼了。奇诺看着他们,吹了吹自己的扭力扳手。接着,他献上自己仅会的一句英语:“Pit stop”。
鲍勃佩服得目瞪口呆。“这是我见过的速度最快的维 修员!”


1 snarled ti3zMA     
v.(指狗)吠,嗥叫, (人)咆哮( snarl的过去式和过去分词 );咆哮着说,厉声地说
  • The dog snarled at us. 狗朝我们低声吼叫。
  • As I advanced towards the dog, It'snarled and struck at me. 我朝那条狗走去时,它狂吠着向我扑来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 debris debris     
  • After the bombing there was a lot of debris everywhere.轰炸之后到处瓦砾成堆。
  • Bacteria sticks to food debris in the teeth,causing decay.细菌附着在牙缝中的食物残渣上,导致蛀牙。
3 stunned 735ec6d53723be15b1737edd89183ec2     
adj. 震惊的,惊讶的 动词stun的过去式和过去分词
  • The fall stunned me for a moment. 那一下摔得我昏迷了片刻。
  • The leaders of the Kopper Company were then stunned speechless. 科伯公司的领导们当时被惊得目瞪口呆。
4 gaped 11328bb13d82388ec2c0b2bf7af6f272     
v.目瞪口呆地凝视( gape的过去式和过去分词 );张开,张大
  • A huge chasm gaped before them. 他们面前有个巨大的裂痕。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The front door was missing. A hole gaped in the roof. 前门不翼而飞,屋顶豁开了一个洞。 来自辞典例句
5 awe WNqzC     
  • The sight filled us with awe.这景色使我们大为惊叹。
  • The approaching tornado struck awe in our hearts.正在逼近的龙卷风使我们惊恐万分。
6 racing 1ksz3w     
  • I was watching the racing on television last night.昨晚我在电视上看赛马。
  • The two racing drivers fenced for a chance to gain the lead.两个赛车手伺机竞相领先。
7 ramming 4441fdbac871e16f59396559e88be322     
n.打结炉底v.夯实(土等)( ram的现在分词 );猛撞;猛压;反复灌输
  • They are ramming earth down. 他们在夯实泥土。 来自辞典例句
  • Father keeps ramming it down my throat that I should become a doctor. 父亲一直逼我当医生。 来自辞典例句
8 bumper jssz8     
  • The painting represents the scene of a bumper harvest.这幅画描绘了丰收的景象。
  • This year we have a bumper harvest in grain.今年我们谷物丰收。
9 spun kvjwT     
  • His grandmother spun him a yarn at the fire.他奶奶在火炉边给他讲故事。
  • Her skilful fingers spun the wool out to a fine thread.她那灵巧的手指把羊毛纺成了细毛线。
10 swerve JF5yU     
  • Nothing will swerve him from his aims.什么也不能使他改变目标。
  • Her car swerved off the road into a 6ft high brick wall.她的车突然转向冲出了马路,撞向6英尺高的一面砖墙。
11 piston w2Rz7     
  • They use a piston engine instead.他们改用活塞发动机。
  • The piston moves by steam pressure.活塞在蒸汽压力下运动。
12 rammed 99b2b7e6fc02f63b92d2b50ea750a532     
v.夯实(土等)( ram的过去式和过去分词 );猛撞;猛压;反复灌输
  • Two passengers were injured when their taxi was rammed from behind by a bus. 公共汽车从后面撞来,出租车上的两位乘客受了伤。
  • I rammed down the earth around the newly-planted tree. 我将新栽的树周围的土捣硬。 来自《简明英汉词典》
13 gasped e6af294d8a7477229d6749fa9e8f5b80     
v.喘气( gasp的过去式和过去分词 );喘息;倒抽气;很想要
  • She gasped at the wonderful view. 如此美景使她惊讶得屏住了呼吸。
  • People gasped with admiration at the superb skill of the gymnasts. 体操运动员的高超技艺令人赞叹。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
14 battered NyezEM     
  • He drove up in a battered old car.他开着一辆又老又破的旧车。
  • The world was brutally battered but it survived.这个世界遭受了惨重的创伤,但它还是生存下来了。
15 fabulous ch6zI     
  • We had a fabulous time at the party.我们在晚会上玩得很痛快。
  • This is a fabulous sum of money.这是一笔巨款。
16 screeched 975e59058e1a37cd28bce7afac3d562c     
v.发出尖叫声( screech的过去式和过去分词 );发出粗而刺耳的声音;高叫
  • She screeched her disapproval. 她尖叫着不同意。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The car screeched to a stop. 汽车嚓的一声停住了。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
17 humbly humbly     
adv. 恭顺地,谦卑地
  • We humbly beg Your Majesty to show mercy. 我们恳请陛下发发慈悲。
  • "You must be right, Sir,'said John humbly. “你一定是对的,先生,”约翰恭顺地说道。
18 pointed Il8zB4     
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
19 hooting f69e3a288345bbea0b49ddc2fbe5fdc6     
(使)作汽笛声响,作汽车喇叭声( hoot的现在分词 ); 倒好儿; 倒彩
  • He had the audience hooting with laughter . 他令观众哄堂大笑。
  • The owl was hooting. 猫头鹰在叫。
20 buddy 3xGz0E     
  • Calm down,buddy.What's the trouble?压压气,老兄。有什么麻烦吗?
  • Get out of my way,buddy!别挡道了,你这家伙!
21 grunted f18a3a8ced1d857427f2252db2abbeaf     
(猪等)作呼噜声( grunt的过去式和过去分词 ); (指人)发出类似的哼声; 咕哝着说
  • She just grunted, not deigning to look up from the page. 她只咕哝了一声,继续看书,不屑抬起头来看一眼。
  • She grunted some incomprehensible reply. 她咕噜着回答了些令人费解的话。
22 clattered 84556c54ff175194afe62f5473519d5a     
  • He dropped the knife and it clattered on the stone floor. 他一失手,刀子当啷一声掉到石头地面上。
  • His hand went limp and the knife clattered to the ground. 他的手一软,刀子当啷一声掉到地上。
23 cannon 3T8yc     
  • The soldiers fired the cannon.士兵们开炮。
  • The cannon thundered in the hills.大炮在山间轰鸣。
24 scampered fe23b65cda78638ec721dec982b982df     
v.蹦蹦跳跳地跑,惊惶奔跑( scamper的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The cat scampered away. 猫刺棱一下跑了。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • The rabbIt'scampered off. 兔子迅速跑掉了。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
25 wink 4MGz3     
  • He tipped me the wink not to buy at that price.他眨眼暗示我按那个价格就不要买。
  • The satellite disappeared in a wink.瞬息之间,那颗卫星就消失了。
26 tempted b0182e969d369add1b9ce2353d3c6ad6     
  • I was sorely tempted to complain, but I didn't. 我极想发牢骚,但还是没开口。
  • I was tempted by the dessert menu. 甜食菜单馋得我垂涎欲滴。
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