Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) was born to “go fast.” At age ten, Reese shows up during Career Day at Ricky’s school, but after giving a vulgar speech, he is thrown out of the school. Before leaving, Reese tells Ricky “If you ain’t first, you’re last”, a quote that Ricky commits to memory. Many years later, while working on a pit crew as the jackman for a race team, he replaces an uninterested driver and ends up finishing in third place, despite starting mid-race in last place. Ricky quickly soars to the top of NASCAR, achieving fame and fortune
Fast forward to several years later; while on top of the racing world, Ricky is challenged by French Formula One driver, Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen). Girard outperforms Ricky on the track and becomes Dennit Racing’s top driver. Ricky, desperate to regain his dominance, pushes himself too hard and ends up in a spectacular wreck. While recovering, he persists in the belief that he is paralyzed. His tests at Rockingham Speedway show that he has lost his touch and he fails to regain a spot on the team….
The film grossed $47,042,215 in its first week, becoming the #1 film at the box office. It is the second-biggest opening weekend ever for an original comedy.
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