Here’s Scott Speed in a purple sparkly unitard anyway. Speed apparently lost a bet to fellow Global Rallycross competitor Tanner Foust, who then requested the he dress up like a character from figure skating farce Blades of Glory.

Here’s a better look, courtesy of Foust’s Twitter account. You’re welcome.

Racing may be more associated with Talladega Nights, but you know what? When purple spandex is involved, I’ll make an exception.

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In fact, drivers should sign autographs in silly outfits all the time. We know what you look like in a racing suit. We don’t get too many opportunities to see you in rhinestones and sequins.

{ light bulb goes off }

Whoever invents fireproof, FIA-rated sequins and/or rhinestones will be a hero to all.

Photo credit: Tanner Foust


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