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Nancy Lundgren Hoyt[1] and Emily Hoyt are a Mother/Daughter team on The Amazing Race 1.

Nancy & Emily managed to make it to the final five due to their tenacity despite being heavily outclassed by the other teams and being constantly on the edge of emotional breakdown.  However, after losing a vital Fast Forward to Joe & Bill, Nancy convinced a frustrated Emily to quit the Detour. Even though they would still make it to the Pit Stop before Joe & Bill, they were issued a 24-hour penalty for quitting the Detour, resulting in their elimination in 5th place.

Profile

Retrieved from CBS.com[2]

"For the most part, we get along very well, but we do have our moments."

Nancy and Emily are the only parent-and-child Team on THE AMAZING RACE. They've enjoyed traveling extensively together, but have had a few disagreements along the way. They're a strong Team for THE AMAZING RACE because while mother Nancy is good at planning and considerate of others, daughter Emily is impulsive and competitive.

Nancy

I'd most like to receive a letter from: My husband John; my sons Matthew and Eric
Comfort item from home I'll miss the most: Electric blanket
Hobby or activity I'll miss the most: Leisurely reading
I'd most like to receive a phone call from: My husband John
Sunday paper I read most often: Waco Tribune Herald
Favorite TV show: Survivor
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind
Favorite Actor: Harrison Ford
Favorite Actress: Meryl Streep
Favorite Music: Broadway show tunes

Emily

I'd most like to receive a letter from: My boyfriend Trey
Comfort item from home I'll miss the most: My boyfriend; down comforter
Hobby or activity I'll miss the most: Spending time with my friends
I'd most like to receive a phone call from: Trey
Sunday paper I read most often: None
Favorite TV show: Survivor
Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind
Favorite Actor: Sean Connery
Favorite Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Favorite Music: Rock; Oldies; old Country; Alternative

The Amazing Race 1

Race History

Nancy & Emily's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → South Africa → Zambia Air / Land Emily 10 of 11 [1]
2 2 Zambia → France Far / Near Emily 8 of 10
3 3 France Tough Climb / Easy Walk Emily 8 of 9
4 4 France → Tunisia Full Body Brew / Full Body Massage Emily 3 of 8
5 5 Tunisia Listening / Puzzling Emily 3 of 7
6 6 Tunisia → Italy Foot / Hoof Nancy 5 of 6
7 7 Italy → India Glide / Ride Nancy 5 of 6
8 8 India Elephant / Row Boat Emily 5 of 5
9 9 India → Thailand Did not perform Emily 5 of 5 [2]
Average 5.78
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass

Notes:
1: There was an unaired Roadblock where one teammate had to cook a whole ostrich egg for the whole team to eat. On the DVD release, it was shown that Emily completed the task.
2: Nancy & Emily attempted the Private option of the Detour but skipped it and took a cab (to the next route marker) after growing frustrated at not finding a private car (prepared by the production team) for many hours. They initially arrived 4th at the Pit Stop, but their decision to deliberately forfeit the Detour incurred them a 24-hour time penalty, landing them at last place.

Post-Race

  • Emily dated fellow Season 1 racer Brennan Swain, but they eventually broke up.[3]
    • She got married in 2009.[4]
  • On December 8, 2011, Nancy passed away at the age of 56 after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.[5]
  • CBS.com featured them for a Mother's Day Celebration slideshow in 2015.[6]

Trivia

Franchise Records

  • Nancy & Emily are the first blood related team and the first parent child to compete.
  • First team to be eliminated due to a penalty.
  • First team to be eliminated in Thailand.

US

  • Highest placing by a mother/daughter team, 5th place.
  • Emily performed the most Roadblocks out of any woman, prior to the six Roadblock rule being instituted in The Amazing Race 6, performing 7.

Other

  • Last all-female team standing in season 1.
  • Highest average placing all-female team in season 1 with 5.78

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