Remember Cole Trickle? He was that promising open-wheel racer from California with a number of wins under his belt, but without the support of a big family name to pursue his dream of winning the Indy 500. He decides to jump over to NASCAR, and he becomes a polarizing young racer. Still, he manages to refocus and, with the help of his team, wins...
The legendary movie ‘Days of Thunder’ turned 25 this summer, so to pay homage to one of most important films about racing (...)
'Days of Thunder' was many people's first exposure to the high-octane, left-turning world of NASCAR
I started following NASCAR in my teens. The movie, “Days of Thunder” got me hooked. Next thing you know, I was spending my Sundays watching races. So writing this post – to announce the Windows 10/NASCAR/Hendrick Motorsports partnership – is a dream come true for me. (Not to mention my seven year old son, who... Read more
If there’s one thing a novice racer needs to know about stock cars, it’s that they’re built to turn left. Back in early 1990, while (...)
Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina May 15–24 Race from the ordinary at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina! Experience 10 Days of Thunder, featuring racing action under the lights for $1 million during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the fifty-sixth running of NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. Strap in and get […]
It's been 25 years since Cole Trickle punked Russ Wheeler and took the Daytona 500... but according to Jeff Gordon, it's time to get his ass back on the track... in a "Days of Thunder" sequel! FYI -- after the movie came out in 1990, there were…
Tom Cruise has always boasted that he does his own stunts. Whether it’s driving a race car in “Days of Thunder,” battling enemies with a samurai sword in “The Last Samurai”...... Or climbing the tallest building in the world, the Burj...Show More Summary
Race from the ordinary at Charlotte Motor Speedway! Experience 10 Days of Thunder, featuring the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, with racing action under the lights for a $1 million purse during, as well as the fifty-sixth running of NASCAR’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. Strap in and get ready to explore Cabarrus County, where racing lives!
How NASCAR is the great egalitarian.
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
NASCAR, MLB Open 10 DAYS OF THUNDER
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
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