Year: 2008
Director: Rory Karpf
What it teaches you: NASCAR is an integral chapter of our American history.

From Richard Petty to Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip to Dale Earnhardt, Jr., this emotional documentary captures the rise of NASCAR through the triumphs and losses of its biggest drivers. It's a must-see for NASCAR fans, and an insightful look into the history of the sport for casual observers. Narrated by Kevin Costner, this piece ticks all the boxes on our gearhead checklist.