Red Dirt Rising is a film that chronicles the origins of stock car racing during the Fighting Forties and explores the origins of what has become one of the most lucrative sporting organizations in the world - NASCAR. ...展开
This is the true story about a group of young, determined drivers - who they were, how they loved, how they fought, how they lived and died - and how the world will never be the same.
Based on a true story, this film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage alongside the tragedies of war and poverty (1939-1949). Jimmie and his friends, Bill Blair and Fred Harb, find escape from life's challenges in racing born out of hauling moonshine on warm North Carolina evenings and inadvertently become racing's earliest heroes. Ultimately, their antics laid the groundwork for what has become one of the most lucrative sports in the world. A number of racing firsts occur during The Fightin' Forties, making this film a sensational history lesson as well as an exciting journey of romance, friendship and action.