With Road to Race Day, Producer/Director Cynthia Hill (Private Violence, A Chef's Life) digs deep into stock-car racing's marrow with unprecedented access to NASCAR's most-winning team, Hendrick Motorsports.
Holding the most titles in any major American professional sport in the last 30 years, Hendrick's powerhouse of elite drivers has made the company the New York Yankees of NASCAR.
NASCAR is mired in myths and stereotypes, especially as it relates to the sport's southern heritage. Race Day's unique viewpoint and cinema-vérité style overturns those misconceptions by offering a window into the strategies and preparations that propel these premium athletes toward the next race and ultimate success. Ordinary TV coverage of the sport focuses on driver personalities and the race outcomes, with behind-the-scenes moments thrown in for interest.
Road to Race Day delves deeper. The series is driven by sophisticated teams of drivers, pit crews, engineers, mechanics, owners, hard-core fans, and plot lines that convey the importance of communication and commitment, and how much losing it really takes to win.
Film screening is free and open to the public as part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers presented by several local sponsors. There will be a discussion about the film following the film.