30 for 30: Season 1, Episode 26

Tim Richmond: To the Limit (19 Oct. 2010)

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Natural. Rock star. Outsider. In the 1980s, race car driver Tim Richmond lived his life the way he raced cars - wide open. Born into a wealthy family, Richmond was the antithesis of the ... See full summary »

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Natural. Rock star. Outsider. In the 1980s, race car driver Tim Richmond lived his life the way he raced cars - wide open. Born into a wealthy family, Richmond was the antithesis of the Southern, blue-collar, dirt-track racers who dominated NASCAR. He also was a flamboyant showman who basked in the attention of the media and fans - especially the attention of female admirers. Nevertheless, it was Richmond's on-track performances that ended up drawing comparisons to racing legends. And in 1986, when he won seven NASCAR races and finished third in the Winston Cup series points race, some believed he was on the verge of stardom. But soon his freewheeling lifestyle caught up to him. He unexpectedly withdrew from the NASCAR racing circuit, reportedly suffering from double pneumonia. In reality, the diagnosis was much more dire: He had AIDS. Richmond returned to the track in 1987, but he was gone from the sport by the next year as his health deteriorated. He spent his final days as a ... Written by ESPN Films

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Tim Richmond.. a life full of promise..
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Very interesting film about NASCAR driver Tim Richmond.. I really had never heard of the man but being a fellow Ohio native i had to check it out.. Such a short, tragic life.. He died so young and this special really shows a small taste of what he might have become had he curbed his reckless ways.. Really one of the first high-profile AIDS cases, especially a heterosexual contracting the disease .. What's really lost a bit in this story is all the lives this man destroyed by continuing to have unprotected sex with many women knowing he had AIDS... AIDS can effect everyone..even someone who considered himself to be invincible.. His carefree ways made him a star on the race track but those same careless ways in his personal life cost him his life..


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