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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: As seen in the scenes where the drivers entered pit road, a sign board man would stand holding the pit road sign while the cars would attempt to rush in and out of pit road with as little time lost as possible. In 1991, as a reaction to a tragedy during the season-ending 1990 Atlanta Journal 500 when UsefulNotes/RickyRudd lost control of his car, which struck and killed Mike Ritch, a member of Bill Elliott's pit crew, NASCAR made a series of changes, including replacing the pit board men in favor of having someone dangling a large sign that was known as a lollipop, requiring pit road to be closed when the caution flag is first displayed and (after a brief period of allowing only odd or even numbered cars to pit for tires on the second {if an odd number} or third {if even} lap after the restart) adopting pit road speed limits.


* HarsherInHindsight: The fatal crash of Harry's former driver, when described, sounds disturbingly like the notorious circumstances of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Dale_Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt's death]]...which happened eleven years after the movie's release.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Rowdy is far more recognizable to modern audiences as [[{{Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy}} Yondu]].


* GeniusBonus: Since actual footage is mixed up with movie-made footage, this tend to happened sometimes.

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* GeniusBonus: Since actual footage is mixed up with movie-made footage, this tend tends to happened happen sometimes.


* HarsherInHindsight: The fatal crash of Harry's former driver, when described, sounds disturbingly like the notorious circumstances of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Dale_Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s death]]...which happened eleven years after the movie's release.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The fatal crash of Harry's former driver, when described, sounds disturbingly like the notorious circumstances of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Dale_Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s Earnhardt's death]]...which happened eleven years after the movie's release.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/JohnCReilly in an early UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} themed movie? [[Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby You don't say...]]

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** The "Ice Cream" scene is based off a real-life occurrence between racer Benny Parsons and his pit crew.


* RecycledInSpace: Some critics have argued that the movie is a recreation of TopGun in race cars.

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* RecycledInSpace: Some critics have argued that the movie is a recreation of TopGun in race cars.----


* HarsherInHindsight: The fatal crash of Harry's former driver, when described, sounds disturbingly like the notorious circumstances of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Dale_Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s death]]...which happened eleven years after the movie's release.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The fatal crash of Harry's former driver, when described, sounds disturbingly like the notorious circumstances of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Dale_Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s death]]...which happened eleven years after the movie's release.release.
* RecycledInSpace: Some critics have argued that the movie is a recreation of TopGun in race cars.

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* GeniusBonus: Since actual footage is mixed up with movie-made footage, this tend to happened sometimes.


HarsherInHindsight: The fatal crash of Harry's former driver, when described, sounds disturbingly like the notorious circumstances of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Dale_Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s death]]...which happened eleven years after the movie's release.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The fatal crash of Harry's former driver, when described, sounds disturbingly like the notorious circumstances of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Dale_Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s death]]...which happened eleven years after the movie's release.

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HarsherInHindsight: The fatal crash of Harry's former driver, when described, sounds disturbingly like the notorious circumstances of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Dale_Earnhardt Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s death]]...which happened eleven years after the movie's release.

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