The absolute best NASCAR movie has been a long debate among NASCAR fans. Thankfully, I am here to resolve this debate. In my most recent Chairgatin’ podcast episode, I chose to turn my attention towards this issue as a way to distract myself from the absence of NASCAR during this coronavirus quarantine. So, here is the list of the top 10 best NASCAR Movies of all time.
Make sure to check out the full podcast episode listing the top 10 best NASCAR movies in full detail.
10) Logan Lucky
Description: “Logan Lucky” details the adventures of an unemployed West Virginia construction worker who, at the end of his financial rope, hatches a scheme to rob the massive Charlotte Motor Speedway during the popular annual Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race.
9) Red Line 7000
Description: It stars James Caan, Laura Devon and Marianna Hill in a story about young stock-car racers trying to establish themselves and about the complicated romantic relationships in their lives. The title is from the RPM an engine could make on a tachometer before crossing the red line beyond the safety margin.
Description: A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.
7) Greased Lightning
Description: The true life story of Wendell Scott, the first black stock car racing driver to win an upper tier NASCAR race.
6) 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story
Description: Barry Pepper portrays legendary race car drive Dale Earnhardt, who died in 2001 during the last lap of the Daytona 500.
5) Six Pack
Description: Stopping briefly in a small Texas town, an itinerant race car driver finds that his stock car, on a trailer behind his motor home, has just been quickly and expertly stripped. He chases down the miscreants, who turn out to be six orphan children. Thanks to their enthusiasm and incredible mechanical know-how, he begins to make a name for himself on the racing circuit.
4) Stroker Ace
Description: The title character, a popular NASCAR driver, clashes with the fried-chicken mogul that sponsors his racing team.
3) Days of Thunder
Description: A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.
2) Talladega Nights
Description: Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby’s talent and devotion are put to the test.
1) The Last American Hero
Description: A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen.