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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 1990s

I changed my mind! At first, I intended to spend two articles this week combing through more than 75 movie-themed paint schemes that ran in the first decade of the new millennium. However, after realizing that next week is Thanksgiving and our readers’ attention will likely be elsewhere, along with …

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Reel Racing: The Best (& Worst) Movie Paint Schemes of the 2010s, Pt. 2

As mentioned in yesterday’s part one of this ranking, the 2010s featured more than 50 movie-themed NASCAR paint schemes representing 37 films released during the decade, as well as a number of Days of Thunder-themed throwbacks. The films ranged from blockbusters like Justice League, Captain America: Civil War and The Dark Knight Rises to …

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Reel Racing: The Humanity of ‘Born Racer’

Born Racer

This weekend’s Saturday night race at Texas Motor Speedway marks the long-awaited opener of the NTT IndyCar Series’ 2020 season. The series has been on a three-month hiatus after the coronavirus pandemic hit in March and resulted in the cancellation or postponement of multiple races. The first race of the …

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Reel Racing: From the Track to the Silver Screen

Thanks to the Internet and, more specifically, the film website Letterboxd, I’ve seen almost 30 racing films in the past year. In this multi-article series, I’ll take a look at the under-appreciated world of racing films and the hidden gems that lie on streaming services and the Internet. Documentaries generally tend to be the best genre for these movies, but there are several narrative features that shine through as well.

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“Dale” A Film for Fans & Non-Fans Alike

Dale, a CMT Films/NASCAR Images joint, is a poignant, and surprisingly introspective, look at the life and career of Dale Earnhardt. And make no mistake, this is no 3. For all that ESPN does well (read: all-things-baseball, World Series of Poker, 25-straight hours of college football coverage) they can't produce a made-for-TV-movie any better than I can sit through Sense and Sensibility with the aforementioned female.

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