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"I'm Like Ricky Bobby"
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Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race 15
Episode No.: 4/11 (172)
First Broadcast: October 18, 2009
Viewership (in millions): 10.92[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 3.1/7[2]
Episode Chronology
Previous: "Sean Penn Cambodia Here We Come"
Next: "Do It for the Hood! Do It for the Suburbs!"
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I'm Like Ricky Bobby is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 15.

Story

Route Markers

The order of departure from Wat Phnom are as follows:

  1. Sam & Dan (12:25 pm)
  2. Flight Time & Big Easy (12:27 pm)
  3. Brian & Ericka (12:30 pm)
  4. Gary & Matt (12:35 pm)
  5. Meghan & Cheyne (12:37 pm)
  6. Lance & Keri (12:47 pm)
  7. Mika & Canaan (12:49 pm)
  8. Maria & Tiffany (12:55 pm)

Teams must fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Once there, teams must make their way to the Dubai Fountain to sign up for one of two groups that will ride the elevator to the 120th floor of the Burj Dubai, which was still under construction at the time of filming, where they will find their next clue.

Teams must travel by taxi to Park #P2 at the Dubai Mall and choose a marked car. Then they must drive themselves to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where they will then ride 4x4s to their next clue.

The Fast Forward instructions were given to them after finding their clue at the Burj Dubai.

Teams must travel to the Dubai Autodrome where one team member has to operate a Formula Three open wheel race car and complete a single lap around the track of the Dubai Autodrome in 45 seconds or less. If successful, they would win the Fast Forward and be driven to the Pit Stop. Meghan & Cheyne won the Fast Forward.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to search the Desert Reserve for a series of urns buried in the sand. Some of the urns contain water, while others are empty. When they've found enough water to fill their bag, they will give it to a Bedouin and his thirsty camels to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must drive themselves to Ski Dubai to find their next clue.

Choice A: Build a Snowman
Teams would have to take snow from Ski Dubai and carry it outside, to build a traditional snowman, complete with two coal eyes, carrot nose and a top hat, before the snow melts. If the snowman is to the attendant's satisfaction, she will hand them their next clue.

Gary & Matt, Lance & Keri, Maria & Tiffany, Mika & Canaan, and Sam & Dan chose this task.

Choice B: Find a Snowman
Teams would have to ride the ski lift to the top of the artificial mountain. At the top, they must sled down to the bottom, and dig through piles of snow for a toy snowman buried within it. Once they've found it, they'll give it to a person in a polar bear suit who'll hand them their next clue.

Brian & Ericka and Flight Time & Big Easy chose this task.

Teams must drive themselves to Souk Madinat Jumeirah to check in.

For coming in first place, Meghan & Cheyne won a trip for two to Jamaica, provided by Travelocity.

Leaderboard

Legend:
     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
S15 MeghanCheyne
 1st place 
Meghan & Cheyne
Dating
S15 BrianEricka
 2nd place 
Brian & Ericka
Married
S15 FlightTimeBigEasy
 3rd place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
S15 GaryMatt
 4th place 
Gary & Matt
Father/Son
S15 SamDan
 5th place 
Sam & Dan
Brothers
S15 MariaTiffany
 6th place 
Maria & Tiffany
Professional Poker Players
S15 MikaCanaan
 7th place 
Mika & Canaan
Newly Dating
S15 LanceKeri
 8th place 
Lance & Keri
Engaged

Trivia

  • This episode's title is said by Cheyne, describing to himself as a race-car driver.

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