ESPN Ultimate NASCAR Vol. 2: The Dirt, The Cars, The Speed & Danger
Join host Dr. Jerry Punch and a crew of experts as they take an in-depth look at NASCAR. Front its humble dirt track beginnings to the evolution of the stock car, discover why everyone "just wants to go fast."
Born during the dark days of Prohibition, stock car racing had its origins with the whiskey runners of the rural South. Interviews, photos and rare action footage trace the early history of the sport, from the Depression and post-war years, to the opening of Daytona International Speedway, one of NASCAR's greatest and most famous tracks.
Witness the evolution of the stock car, from its earliest days as a souped-up family sedan to the aerodynamic rockets of today. Includes a look at legendary innovators Smokey Yunick and Ray Evernham, the introduction of the V-8 hemi engine and more.
Speed and Danger
In the 200-mph world of professional stock car racing, one mistake can be fatal. This program draws connections between everyone's need for speed and NASCAR's massive appeal. Includes dramatic action footage of close calls and crashes and discusses the high cost of winning.