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Edited into 

Redline (2007)
When Natasha is looking at the newspaper photo of her dad's wreck, the car in the photo, and in the flashback is Cole Trickle's(Tom Cruise) #66 Superflo car. When the car lands on it wheels you can read Cole Trickle's name on the roof.

Spin-off 

Days of Thunder (1990) (Video Game)
loosely based on movie
Days of Thunder (1990) (Video Game)
loosely based on movie

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Wild Rebels (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Did anyone see that new Tom Cruise movie this summer?"
Who's the Boss?: Days of Blunder (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Soapdish (1991)
Celeste and Rose pass a poster for the film on the street.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in 'The Color of Days of Thunder, the Car Christine, Herbie'"
The Simpsons: Saturdays of Thunder (1991) (TV Episode)
Like Tom Cruise's character, Bart becomes a race car driver in this episode. He also agrees to drive Martin Prince's vehicle when Prince is injured, just as Cruise does for Michael Rooker's character.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
"Tom Cruise! Days of Thunder!"
The Making of 'Crimson Tide' (1995) (Video)
mentioned once
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel mentions that "The Rock" (1996) was made by the team from this film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
mentioned
Friends: The One with Rachel's Crush (1998) (TV Episode)
They think of a movie where the actors (Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman) met and then got married afterwards.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The O.C.: The Mallpisode (2005) (TV Episode)
Summer sais "It's Cole Trickle time." Cole Trickle is the character played by Tom Cruise.
Movie Music Mania (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
When Ricky thinks he's on fire and running around the track, he calls out for Tom Cruise to help him.
The House Bunny (2008)
Guy who distracts Lily when she is trying to mail the pledges, at play time 1:18:30, calls himself Cole Trickle
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Creature from the Plaque Lagoon (2009) (TV Episode)
Shake says he was gripping on this.
Top Gear Australia: Episode #2.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned while James Morrison and Steve Pizzati are racing around the studio on mobility scooters.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned
Tosh.0: Risky Business Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Girls recreate a scene from the film
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 question
Date Night (2010)
VHS tape falls from the shelf.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.49 (2010) (TV Episode)
Russell Brand mentions that he has seen the film
Top Gear: Yeti Road Test (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during star in a reasonably priced car segment
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.94 (2012) (TV Episode)
the film's title is a clue in the "Sports by Movie" category
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Ramsey racing golf carts with Gary.
The Graham Norton Show: Nicole Kidman/Hugh Bonneville/Julie Walters/Take That (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham; also a still is shown
Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.34 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Women in the Movies" category
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Will.
Family Guy: Papa Has a Rollin' Son (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

Maria McKee: Show Me Heaven (1990) (Short)
Clips shown
Siskel & Ebert: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of various Tom Cruise movies, including this one.
Chicago: Hearts in Trouble (1990) (Video)
clips shown
Siskel & Ebert: Get Shorty/Now and Then/Mallrats (1995) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Diagnosis Murder: Murder at the Finish Line (1998) (TV Episode)
Several clips from the film are shown.
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1990 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this is featured.
Wild Things: Foursome (2010) (Video)
when Ted Wheetley is shown dying in an auto-racing accident, Cole Trickle's crash scene footage from Days of Thunder is used
20 to 1: Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
Discussed and clips shown in part 1.
The Greg Gutfeld Show: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film is shown
Tom Cruise: Reel Life (2017) (TV Movie)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Happy Gilmore (1996)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)

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