Monday, March 14, 2011

Tim Richmond: To the Limit

NASCAR driver Tim Richmond was a charismatic, hard living man who liked to live it up. When he came on the scene in the late 1980s, he was one considered the first cosmopolitan driver the sport had ever scene. Naturally gifted at the sport, he was extremely aggressive and many predicted him to go on to be one of the greatest racers of all time. Then, he contracted the HIV virus, strove to fight through it while dealing with it privately and finally succumbed to AIDS, in an era when there was much ignorance still about the illness. To the Limit is an honest portrait of a man and the times he lived in. Through interviews with his sister, coworkers, and friends back home in Ashland, Ohio, we hear a loving tale of a complicated person.