If it weren’t for the movie “Days of Thunder,” Jeff Gordon would be driving the No. 46 car and not the iconic No. 24 Chevrolet. Ask a NASCAR fan the three most identifiable numbers in history and almost universally their responses, in some order, would be Richard Petty's No. Show More Summary
"Tires is what wins a race." That was the lesson Harry tried to teach Cole in the stock-car classic Days of Thunder. "If we can't figure a way to run so you don't melt the damn tires, we can't finish a race." How right he was: everyShow More Summary
It’s not like you don’t see NASCAR drivers out sliding their cars around nearly every weekend, and many drivers and fans are no strangers to the flat-brimmed hat. But this tribute to the Days of Thunder movie by the Wide Open Drift Team is a mashup of two sports that might not—at first—seem like a natural pairing. Take a...
I'm not going to say that this is the best video on the Internet right now, but this might be the best video on the internet right now. Read more...
There's no other logical way to explain it: Brad Keselowski channeled his inner Tom Cruise in Saturday night's Bank of America 500. In the movie Days of Thunder, Cruise was having such a bad day in a race that crew chief Harry Hogge (actor Robert Duvall) told him to intentionally go out and hit the pace car. Show More Summary
To quote Harry Hogge (played by Robert Duvall) in Days of Thunder, "rubbin, son, is racin'." That can mean some unfortunate damage to high-end racing machinery, which may be repaired easily enough in stock car racing, but when it comes to vintage racing, the stakes can be that much higher. Show More Summary
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After climbing from his car in victory lane, Kyle Busch was quick to break out a Days of Thunder reference. Yeah, it was a wild final two laps at Auto Club Speedway. After a spate of tire issues jumbled up the field as the race's final...Show More Summary
Our friends from Cinema Sins are back again with a breakdown of “Everything Wrong with Days of Thunder in 8 Minutes or Less,” and I don’t typically disagree with many of the details and accusations in these wonderful videos, but I feel like this one’s a little off base. Show More Summary
There's a scene in the movie Days of Thunder where crew chief Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall) tells new driver Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) what he needs from Trickle to make his race car go fast. While Trickle knows how to drive, he readily...Show More Summary
Call us optimistic, but it seems that a golden age of racing movies could be upon us once again. After classics like Le Mans and Grand Prix gave way to cheeseballs like Days of Thunder and Driven, the past few years have given us the epic documentary Senna and the recent blockbuster Rush. Show More Summary
Tycho: We’ve had a few reports that Gabriel’s “drivatar” has modelled him exquisitely, in every particular; that’s been true in my own experience also. He tells me that he subscribes to the Days Of Thunder school of motorsport, where...Show More Summary
While at this point the Top Gun sequel probably only exists in Val Kilmer's very vivid hallucinations, Tom Cruise is still interested in returning to one of his vehicular-based successes, with the Days Of Thunder star planning to revisit the world of auto racing in the upcoming Go Like Hell. Based on A.J. Show More Summary
Racing fans may hold fond memories of Days of Thunder, but let's face it: that wasn't exactly the best film Tom Cruise has ever made. Oblivion, on the other hand, got much better ratings, but was more about flying ships in the future than racing cars in the past. Show More Summary
People under the age of 25 might be too young to remember what the names “Simpson/Bruckheimer” meant when appearing in front of a movie. With films like Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop, Days of Thunder, Bad Boys, The Rock, odds were if Jerry Bruckheimer and the late Don Simpson produced a movie in the Eighties or Nineties, it [...]
"Days of Thunder" meets the God of Thunder in "Rush," which features "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth. Here's what drove filmmakers to make the fact-based car racing drama.
No matter how much we want Microsoft CIO Tony Scott to also be the man who directed both Days of Thunder and Beverly Hills Cop 2, he isn't that man (that's another Tony Scott). He isn't actually Microsoft's chief information officer either, having stepped down recently to "focus on personal projects," according to a statement issued by Redmond. Show More Summary
I've never actually seen a Formula One race, although a track was recently completed and opened here in Austin, so I'm hoping I can get out there next time around. Strangely, I've had Hans Zimmer's DAYS OF THUNDER theme stuck in my head as en earbug for two weeks now - not sure how or why this happened - but maybe this'll help to dislodge it. Show More Summary
Because evidently, Days of Thunder wasn't melodramatic enough. Read more...
Daytona 500 – 12 Race Cars Wrecked from “Thunder Testing” via Rickey.org Twelve race cars were wrecked from a crash at Daytona 500. This occurred during their second day of "thunder testing" new cars. Forget about the cars... I hope the drivers are okay! I wonder if anybody is seriously injured. Watch the video here: The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor