Stock car racer Dave Owens plays into the hands of whiskey runners by agreeing to drive in a cross-country road race. He is assisted by Jane Harris and Sonny Leander Fox. Soon Dave and Sonny begin a friendly rivalry for Jane. Track action filmed at the Ascot and Saugus Raceways near Los Angeles, local color shot in Charlotte, North Carolina. Written by
They're Running Hot!
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The "Fireball 500" is a heavily customized 1966 Plymouth Barracuda, with a relatively-bland 273 V-8 engine. See more
Leander's fire burns in the hospital are so red they should be blistered, but no blisters are present. The doctor even says he's badly burned. You cannot be even slightly burned without blistering. See more
Is Dave in trouble?
Yeah, I think so.
This may sound like a foolish feminine question but why don't you help him?
I can't. He's doing it to himself.
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by Guy Hemric
and Jerry Styner
Sung by Frankie Avalon
(uncredited) See more