History Film / DaysOfThunder

14th Jun '17 9:18:26 AM RezaMaulana98
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** A Sprint Cup team needs more than one car. This is not just a question of repairing damage and having a backup car ready, but of suitability. In the Sprint Cup Series, a team builds numerous cars for each team: restrictor plate cars for Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, cars exclusively for the road course races at Watkins Glen, Sonoma as well as the Pocono races,[[note]]Pocono is technically an oval track, but its long straightaways and three corners of different design make it behave like a road course[[/note]] cars specifically built for the short track races at venues like Bristol and Martinsville, cars specifically built for the non-plate superspeedways, and cars built for the intermediate length tracks.

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** A Sprint Monster Energy Cup team needs more than one car. This is not just a question of repairing damage and having a backup car ready, but of suitability. In the Sprint Monster Energy Cup Series, a team builds numerous cars for each team: restrictor plate cars for Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, cars exclusively for the road course races at Watkins Glen, Sonoma as well as the Pocono races,[[note]]Pocono is technically an oval track, but its long straightaways and three corners of different design make it behave like a road course[[/note]] cars specifically built for the short track races at venues like Bristol and Martinsville, cars specifically built for the non-plate superspeedways, and cars built for the intermediate length tracks.



** After the caution in the final race when Cole beats the pace car out of pit road, the race restarts with Wheeler, the leader, starting on the inside line. Wheeler's car should have been on the outside line, since, prior to June 2009, double-file restarts in the Sprint Cup Series only happened in the non-point events and on the initial start in points races. Prior to June 2009, lead-lap cars restarted on the outside line and lap down cars restarted on the inside line.

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** After the caution in the final race when Cole beats the pace car out of pit road, the race restarts with Wheeler, the leader, starting on the inside line. Wheeler's car should have been on the outside line, since, prior to June 2009, double-file restarts in the Sprint Monster Energy Cup Series only happened in the non-point events and on the initial start in points races. Prior to June 2009, lead-lap cars restarted on the outside line and lap down cars restarted on the inside line.



** Bobby Hamilton actually made his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut as a result of the movie. He was hired to drive the Rowdy Burns racecar, even qualifying the non-competitive car in fifth and actually briefly leading the race before he retired with an engine failure at Phoenix in 1989.
** Cole Trickle's Mello Yello scheme would later be used by Kyle Petty during the 1991-1994 season, and by Kyle Larson for an one-off throwback at the 2015 Southern 500. For Kyle Petty, that scheme is considered his most successful one, with his only realistic chance of a Sprint Cup title happened in 1992. Coincidentally, both Petty and Larson drove for the exact same team (Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates) and the exact same number (42) while driving this scheme.[[note]]Petty raced this scheme with SABCO Racing (pre-Ganassi buyout of the team); while Larson raced this scheme with the present-day Ganassi-Sabates.[[/note]]

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** Bobby Hamilton actually made his NASCAR Sprint Monster Energy Cup debut as a result of the movie. He was hired to drive the Rowdy Burns racecar, even qualifying the non-competitive car in fifth and actually briefly leading the race before he retired with an engine failure at Phoenix in 1989.
** Cole Trickle's Mello Yello scheme would later be used by Kyle Petty during the 1991-1994 season, and by Kyle Larson for an one-off throwback at the 2015 Southern 500. For Kyle Petty, that scheme is considered his most successful one, with his only realistic chance of a Sprint Monster Energy Cup title happened in 1992. Coincidentally, both Petty and Larson drove for the exact same team (Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates) and the exact same number (42) while driving this scheme.[[note]]Petty raced this scheme with SABCO Racing (pre-Ganassi buyout of the team); while Larson raced this scheme with the present-day Ganassi-Sabates.[[/note]]
30th Apr '17 12:28:11 PM Clamanath
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* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW1HYCdP-ZU The Last Note Of Freedom]] by {{Music/Whitesnake}}'s David Coverdale and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo_s0iEA41o Show Me Heaven]] by Maria McKee.

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* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW1HYCdP-ZU The Last Note Of Freedom]] by {{Music/Whitesnake}}'s David Coverdale and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo_s0iEA41o Show Me Heaven]] by Maria McKee.Mckee.
30th Apr '17 12:27:45 PM Clamanath
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* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW1HYCdP-ZU The Last Note Of Freedom]] by {{Music/Whitesnake}}'s David Coverdale and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo_s0iEA41o Show Me Heaven]] by Maria McKee.
29th Apr '17 7:25:59 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: TomCruise controls (pilots) an [[Film/TopGun extremely fast piece of machinery]], deals with a [[HeroicBSOD crisis]] about 2/3's of the way in following a traumatic accident involving a friend, only to come out of it at the end and win the heart of his [[UptownGirl higher-class love interest.]] All with a power ballad soundtrack.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: TomCruise Creator/TomCruise controls (pilots) an [[Film/TopGun extremely fast piece of machinery]], deals with a [[HeroicBSOD crisis]] about 2/3's of the way in following a traumatic accident involving a friend, only to come out of it at the end and win the heart of his [[UptownGirl higher-class love interest.]] All with a power ballad soundtrack.
10th Apr '17 7:45:46 PM CosmicFerret
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A 1990 action drama starring Creator/TomCruise as Cole Trickle, a race car driver who enters the world of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}. His attitude gets him into trouble with not only other drivers, but his own team as well. Directed by Creator/TonyScott, the film co-stars Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, and Cruise's future ex-wife, Creator/NicoleKidman.

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A 1990 action drama starring Creator/TomCruise as Cole Trickle, a race car driver who enters the world of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}. His attitude gets him into trouble with not only other drivers, but his own team as well. Directed by Creator/TonyScott, the film co-stars Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, Creator/CaryElwes, and Cruise's future ex-wife, Creator/NicoleKidman.
4th Mar '17 7:36:57 PM RezaMaulana98
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* SocietyMarchesOn: One of the ways Cole shows Rowdy how sick he is following his head injury is illustrating Rowdy's failure to name what should be a quite obvious racing trophy he'd won: the Winston Cup, awarded for winning the biggest event in each year's NASCAR racing season. In real life, because of the decline in the acceptance of smoking, that race is now sponsored by the communications company Sprint.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: One of the ways Cole shows Rowdy how sick he is following his head injury is illustrating Rowdy's failure to name what should be a quite obvious racing trophy he'd won: the Winston Cup, awarded for winning the biggest event final standing championship in each year's NASCAR racing season. NASCAR's highest-level series. In real life, because of the decline in the acceptance of smoking, that race the championship is now sponsored by the energy drink company Monster Energy (previously communications company Sprint.Nextel, and then Sprint once Sprint merged operations with Nextel).
13th Feb '17 2:38:46 PM WillKeaton
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** A Sprint Cup team needs more than one car. This is not just a question of repairing damage and having a backup car ready, but of suitability. In the Sprint Cup Series, a team builds numerous cars for each team: restrictor plate cars for Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, cars exclusively for the road course races at Watkins Glen, Sonoma as well as the Pocono races[[note]]Pocono is technically an oval track, but its long straightaways and three corners of different design make it behave like a road course[[/note]], cars specifically built for the short track races at venues like Bristol and Martinsville, cars specifically built for the non-plate superspeedways, and cars built for the intermediate length tracks.
** Or that even Trickle couldn't pass everybody else in the race in the last three laps at Daytona. Unless he's an [[RubberBandAI AI driver]] who has superhuman abilities that even Dale Earnhardt was incapable of making[[note]]As a reference, Dale Earnhardt's final victory, 2000 Winston 500, has Earnhardt climbed from 18th to 1st in the last five laps[[/note]]. During the Darlington race earlier in the movie, the driver would have lost a lot more than just two positions with the extra time he spent on pit road under green, due to the egg-shaped configuration.

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** A Sprint Cup team needs more than one car. This is not just a question of repairing damage and having a backup car ready, but of suitability. In the Sprint Cup Series, a team builds numerous cars for each team: restrictor plate cars for Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, cars exclusively for the road course races at Watkins Glen, Sonoma as well as the Pocono races[[note]]Pocono races,[[note]]Pocono is technically an oval track, but its long straightaways and three corners of different design make it behave like a road course[[/note]], course[[/note]] cars specifically built for the short track races at venues like Bristol and Martinsville, cars specifically built for the non-plate superspeedways, and cars built for the intermediate length tracks.
** Or that even Trickle couldn't pass everybody else in the race in the last three laps at Daytona. Unless he's an [[RubberBandAI AI driver]] who has superhuman abilities that even Dale Earnhardt was incapable of making[[note]]As making.[[note]]As a reference, Dale Earnhardt's final victory, 2000 Winston 500, has Earnhardt climbed from 18th to 1st in the last five laps[[/note]]. laps.[[/note]] During the Darlington race earlier in the movie, the driver would have lost a lot more than just two positions with the extra time he spent on pit road under green, due to the egg-shaped configuration.
10th Feb '17 4:08:34 PM CumbersomeTercel
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A 1990 action drama starring TomCruise as Cole Trickle, a race car driver who enters the world of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}. His attitude gets him into trouble with not only other drivers, but his own team as well. Directed by Creator/TonyScott, the film co-stars Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, and Cruise's future ex-wife, Creator/NicoleKidman.

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A 1990 action drama starring TomCruise Creator/TomCruise as Cole Trickle, a race car driver who enters the world of UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}}. His attitude gets him into trouble with not only other drivers, but his own team as well. Directed by Creator/TonyScott, the film co-stars Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid, Cary Elwes, and Cruise's future ex-wife, Creator/NicoleKidman.
31st Jan '17 7:58:48 PM 8088ben
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** Or that even Trickle couldn't pass everybody else in the race in the last three laps at Daytona. Unless he's an AI driver who has superhuman abilities that even Dale Earnhardt was incapable of making[[note]]As a reference, Dale Earnhardt's final victory, 2000 Winston 500, has Earnhardt climbed from 18th to 1st in the last five laps[[/note]]. During the Darlington race earlier in the movie, the driver would have lost a lot more than just two positions with the extra time he spent on pit road under green, due to the egg-shaped configuration.

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** Or that even Trickle couldn't pass everybody else in the race in the last three laps at Daytona. Unless he's an [[RubberBandAI AI driver driver]] who has superhuman abilities that even Dale Earnhardt was incapable of making[[note]]As a reference, Dale Earnhardt's final victory, 2000 Winston 500, has Earnhardt climbed from 18th to 1st in the last five laps[[/note]]. During the Darlington race earlier in the movie, the driver would have lost a lot more than just two positions with the extra time he spent on pit road under green, due to the egg-shaped configuration.
2nd Jul '16 5:36:11 PM JamesAustin
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* HonestCorporateExecutive: Big John, high-ranking NASCAR official basically implied to be the head of the organization (and expy of Big Bill France), who takes a SeriousBusiness view towards Cole's and Rowdy's unpredictability and tells them to cut it out. The fact that he's played by Creator/FredDaltonThompson helps in making him come across as a ''{{Badass}}'' Corporate Executive.

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* HonestCorporateExecutive: Big John, high-ranking NASCAR official basically implied to be the head of the organization (and expy of Big Bill France), who takes a SeriousBusiness view towards Cole's and Rowdy's unpredictability and tells them to cut it out. The fact that he's played by Creator/FredDaltonThompson Creator/FredThompson helps in making him come across as a ''{{Badass}}'' ''Badass'' Corporate Executive.
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