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A former war hero and midget car racer meets his match in a feisty reporter who blames his reckless tactics for an accidental racing death.
The film featured short-track midget car racing, a highly popular form of auto racing in post-World War II America. From the mid-1930's through the mid-1960's, most drivers who aspired to race in the famous Indianapolis 500 usually started competing in the midgets, then sprint cars (similar in looks, but more powerful and faster than midgets), then to "championship," or Indianapolis-type cars.
It's like the Fourth of July and the heavyweight fight and the World Series all rolled into one.
Before the final pit stop, the windscreen on Brannan's car is almost opaque with dirt and grime. During the pit stop, Brannan is given a rag to wipe the windscreen and it is pretty clean when he finishes. After he leaves the pits, his windscreen is as dirty as it was before and in the same pattern.