Due to the pressures of racing, his ambitious promotor, who is also his brother, and his secret relationship with the girlfriend (Warren) of his nemesis and top racer, rookie driver Jimmy Blye (Pardue) needs help to get through the second half of the racing season. So racing owner (Reynolds) calls in veteran car racer Joe Tanto (Stallone) to help Jimmy move up the ranks.
Years ago Tanto suffered a near-fatal crash on the track which put his once-promising career on hold. This is exactly the opportunity he needs to turn his life around, even if it means guiding someone else to the podium.
||Elie Samaha, Renny Harlin, Sylvester Stallone
||Robert Sean Leonard, Sylvester Stallone, Brent Briscoe, Burt Reynolds, Estella Warren, Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Cristian de la Fuente