ESPN, '30 for 30' Film Project - DVR Alert

dpkimmel2001

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Anyone here heard of this before? :scratch: I had not but it sounds like a good series that starts this October 6th on ESPN.

Here's a little blurb on a Tim Richmond centered story named, 'Racing the Devil'.....

Natural. Rock star. Outsider. In the 1980's, race car driver Tim Richmond lived his life the way he raced cars&wide open. Born into a wealthy family, Richmond was the antithesis of the Southern blue-collar, dirt-track racers who dominated NASCAR. He also was a flamboyant showman who basked in the attention of the media and fans  especially the attention of female admirers. Nevertheless, it was Richmond's on-track performances that ended up drawing comparisons to racing legends. But his freewheeling lifestyle caught up to him. He unexpectedly withdrew from the NASCAR racing circuit, reportedly suffering from double pneumonia. In reality, the diagnosis was much more dire: He had AIDS. Richmond returned to the track in 1987, but he was gone from the sport by the next year as his health deteriorated. He spent his final days as a recluse, dying on August 13, 1989 at the age of 34. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Al Szymanski will examine the life and tragic death of one of NASCAR's shooting stars. Films produced as part of the "30 for 30" project will begin airing on October 6 on ESPN, with seven films airing before the end of 2009 starting on Tuesday October 6th.

ESPN '30 for 30' Film Project
 

mghtx

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Thanks for the heads-up. Should be interesting to watch...even if the whole story isn't told.
 

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Thanks for the heads-up. Should be interesting to watch...even if the whole story isn't told.

I think that you'll get the story. Heck, there are several books on the subject. Try this read on for size from one of our favorite writers..... [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Tim-Richmond-Remarkable-Times-NASCARs/dp/158261833X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249305361&sr=8-1]Tim Richmond: The Fast Life and Remarkable Times of NASCAR's Top Gun[/ame]
 

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I still have not heard of the date that they will be broadcasting this. The series just started last week and goes for 30 weeks. It could be a while yet. If you ever see when it is on, make sure you post it.