A Dale Earnhardt Documentary Is Coming To Prime Video In 2025

The four-part documentary will offer a “profound, revealing and definitive” look at Earnhardt and his career
Dale Earnhardt
Dale Earnhardt

The death of Dale Earnhardt during the 2001 Daytona 500 was, without a doubt, as seismic a moment for NASCAR as that of Ayrton Senna had been for F1 seven years earlier. Having made his debut in NASCAR’s top-flight Cup Series in 1975, he was one of the single biggest names the sport had ever seen, having racked up seven championships and one of the largest followings of any driver at the time of his death.

Now, his long, illustrious and occasionally controversial career is set to be charted by a four-part documentary that will land on Prime Video next year. The series has been announced by the streaming giant as an ‘untitled Earnhardt documentary’, but an apparent poster shared by his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. – himself a successful NASCAR racer – simply bears the title ‘Earnhardt’.

It’s been greenlit by Prime alongside three other sports documentaries. These include one charting the history of the Madden video games, an anthology series called Game 7 and a look at Kansas City Chiefs superfan Xaviar Babudar, who turned out to be a prolific bank robber (to be honest, we’re almost as excited by that last one).

The Earnhardt series will focus on both Dale Sr. and the wider Earnhardt family, a huge number of whom have also been involved in NASCAR as either drivers or team owners. It will apparently feature “unparalleled access and never before seen archival material,” and provide a “definitive account of a historic American family.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2014
Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2014

Listed among its producers is Ron Howard, who has form with motorsport-related productions, having directed the 2013 film Rush which charted the drama of the 1976 Formula 1 season.

So far, we have few other details about the Earnhardt documentary, but we expect more information as well as a trailer to emerge as we approach its 2025 release date.

Main image: Darryl Moran, CC BY-SA 2.0


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