Kevin Costner narrates this fascinating documentary that charts the spectacular rise of NASCAR. What began as a pastime of bootleggers grew to become one of the most popular spectator sports in America. Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jeff Gordon are among the racers who share their thoughts on this truly American success story. Meanwhile, classic racing footage brings back the thrills of the sport from its earliest days.
Description by Paramount Home Entertainment:
A moving and adrenaline-filled journey chronicling a true American dream, The Ride of Their Lives is the story of the men who built NASCAR, told by the people who lived it. Narrated by Academy-Award winning actor and director, Kevin Costner, the history of NASCAR is presented via passionate, never-before seen first-person accounts from the people who lived it. Individual stories of loss and redemption highlight the evolution of racers from the moonshiners of the 1950s to the media darlings of the 21st century. The Ride of Their Lives is strikingly illustrated through archival footage chronicling a half century of Daytona 500 races, as well as tales of changes in the competition, the technology, the growing fanbase and the rock-star racers themselves. Including all-new interviews with famed NASCAR personalities Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon, Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip.
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