Jeff Bridges gives a spellbinding performance as Junior Johnson, a moonshine smuggler who became one of NASCAR's first champions.
Elroy 'Junior' Jackson is a kid full of attitude who helps his bootlegger father run their homemeade whisky. When Junior crashes into a police blockade, they arrest his father who's looking at a lengthy prison stretch. Junior needs to raise some fast cash to get him released and hits the demolition derby circuit. His natural skill behind the wheel sees him swiftly move on to stock car racing and finally a chance to make it big on the famous NASCAR circuit.