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Narrated by ROADKILL’S David Freiburger, this 3-part documentary series will go back to the early days of NASCAR venturing west to compete against all-star fields of non-cup regulars like Mario Andretti, AJ Foyt, and Dan Gurney. The MotorTrend 500 races in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s influenced countless west coast kids to pursue racing beyond the normal paths of open wheel and dirt.

MotorTrend 500: NASCAR Heads West is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 2020.

Where do I stream MotorTrend 500: NASCAR Heads West online? MotorTrend 500: NASCAR Heads West is available for streaming on Motortrend, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch MotorTrend 500: NASCAR Heads West on demand at Amazon Prime online.

1 Season, 3 Episodes
October 7, 2020
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MotorTrend 500: NASCAR Heads West Full Episode Guide

  • Chapter 3 is the story of flat-out dominance displayed in the MotorTrend 500 by Dan Gurney, a superstar road racer from Riverside who was the master of his hometown track. Gurney teamed with the Wood Brothers, one of NASCAR's all-time great race teams in a perfect combination of disciplined, meticulous, and innovative competitors.

  • Riverside International Raceway was the site of nearly two dozen deaths in its 30-plus year run. The track was dangerous and put drivers' bravery to the test throughout every lap. During the MotorTrend 500 era, NASCAR champion Joe Weatherly was killed. AJ Foyt faced death at Riverside as well.

  • The opening chapter dives into the origins of Riverside International Raceway and the MotorTrend 500. Car culture was booming in California in the 1950s and a group of investors built a place where that enthusiasm could thrive. Riverside brought together NASCAR and MotorTrend Magazine to put on the biggest stock car race east of the Mississippi.