Talladega Nights, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a 2006 American sports comedy film directed by Adam McKay and stars Will Ferrell, while written by both McKay and Ferrell. Additionally, the film features John C, reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole and Michael Clarke Duncan, and appearances by Saturday Night Live alumni. NASCAR drivers Jamie McMurray and Dale Earnhardt Jr. make cameos, as do broadcasting teams from NASCAR on Fox, Talladega Nights was Pat Hingles last film before his death in 2009. Andy Hillenburgs Fast Track Enterprises and K4 Motorsports combined to race cars, hauler transportation. Previously, the companies assisted Herbie, Fully Loaded,3, The Dale Earnhardt Story, within Talladega Nights, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, K4 Motorsports created custom wrapping for specific race cars, notably Bobbys ME car. Ricky Bobby is a man who grows up dreaming of going fast, while working on the pit crew of Dennit Racing driver, Terry Cheveaux, Bobby acts as a replacement driver after Terry decides to take a break while in last place. After starting in last place in place of Cheveaux, Bobby finishes in third place, Bobby becomes the new great in the NASCAR and gains fame and fortune at Dennit Racing. While racing, he meets his wife, Carley, after she flashes her breasts. Bobby persuades Dennit Racing to sponsor a team car. Bobby arranges to have his best friend, Cal Naughton Jr. on his team, while Bobby and Naughton succeed throughout competitions, their new teammate, openly gay French Formula One rival Jean Girard is tough to beat. He outperforms them to become Dennit Racings latest success story, in a bar, Jean tries to force Ricky into saying I like crepes Ricky refuses, and Girard breaks Rickys arm. Desperate to dominate, Bobby exceeds his limitations and crashes at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while paramedics attempt to take him to the hospital, Bobby runs around on the track. Wearing only his helmet and underwear, Bobby insists he is on fire, during his recovery, Bobby believes he is paralyzed. After deliberately stabbing himself in the leg, he realizes that he is not, now, Bobby is eager to rejoin the NASCAR circuit. Before a race at Rockingham Speedway, Bobby completed a test drive, Bobby is fired from Dennit Racing and his pit crew now works for Girard. Jamie McMurray acts as Bobbys replacement for the Wonder Bread car, desperate to remain wealthy, Carley divorces Bobby and marries Naughton. After accusing Naughton of ruining his life, Bobby ends their friendship, Ricky moves in with his mom, Lucy Bobby. Bobbys two trash talking sons, Walker and Texas Ranger, join him as he works as a delivery man
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Ferrell at the premiere of Talladega Nights, September 12, 2006.