PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport
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.
The names "Walker" and "Texas Ranger" are actually taken from the television show Walker, Texas Ranger (1993). The title character was played by Chuck Norris, an actor that has become a sort of redneck deity, a cultural symbol of masculinity from a bygone era when men were men.
Guess how fast we're going now!
Lucy Bobby: I don't care! I'm having a baby!
Reese Bobby: Hundred and five miles an hour! Can you believe that!
NASCAR did not implement the double file restarts for lead lap cars until midway through the 2009 season. Since Ricky Bobby and Jean Girard were both still on the lead lap, Ricky Bobby would have had to line up behind Girard since he was in second place when the caution flag came out. Ricky would have been black flagged for lining up that way, meaning he could not have won the race, even if he had crossed the line before Girard.
Outtakes play through the closing credits.
In the theatre version of the film, when Ricky goes to Jean's house, he is introduced to Elvis Costello and Mos Def (as Jean's brother-in-law), but in other versions, Ricky is not introduced and when he asks if it is really them, Jean simply says, "No".
$47,042,215 (USA) (6 August 2006)