FS1, NASCAR come together for second season of 'Beyond the Wheel'
The series returns to NASCAR Race Hub, highlighting the sport's most iconic moments.
By Chase Wilhelm
FS1 and NASCAR Productions have come together once again for the second season of the documentary series “Beyond the Wheel” featured on FS1’s NASCAR Race Hub.
The short film series focuses on the sport’s most notable moments, narratives and influential characters, from both past and present since the sport's inception.
The first short film documentary, Bonneville 71, is set to premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. ET during NASCAR Race Hub on FS1.
The second season of “Beyond the Wheel” will feature the following:
Bonneville 71 details how NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bobby Isaac set 28 land speed records with a banned Dodge Charger Daytona on the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1971, accompanied only by his crew members, a USAC official and a Chrysler engineer. Using the authentic No. 71 K&K Charger and featuring interviews with original crew members Buddy Parrott and Ken Troutt, the documentary pays homage to Isaac’s historical runs by revisiting the Salt Flats to shoot all-new footage down a 10-mile straightaway. A remarkable story of innovation, the short film depicts Isaac’s desire and dedication to always test the limits of speed, no matter the barriers.
Sueños de NASCAR follows NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Daniel Suárez from his roots in Monterrey, Mexico, to his rise in one of the sport’s top series through the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program. As Suárez returns home to visit family and friends, the film explores his place in Mexican racing culture, how the country has embraced stock car racing, and the impact of Mexican drivers on the future of the sport. Illustrating the young driver as a source of inspiration, the documentary also examines Suárez’s success as the first Mexican-born driver to win a NASCAR national series race and his current pursuit of the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship.
Miracle at Daytona -- The Tiny Lund Story recounts how DeWayne “Tiny” Lund risked his life to rescue fellow driver, Marvin Panch, from his burning Maserati at Daytona International Speedway before going on to win the 1963 DAYTONA 500 just days later. The true story of a journeyman driver who was one of the most likeable characters of his era, Lund was also awarded the Carnegie Hero’s Medal for his selfless bravery in what became one of the greatest DAYTONA 500 stories of all time.
The second film on XFINITY Series driver Suarez will air on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. ET, while the third film on Lund will air at a later date at the beginning of 2017.
Each documentary will also be available on FOXSports.com and FOX Sports Go following the premieres.