Docuseries "Road To Race Day" Gives Behind-The-Scenes Look At Hendrick Motorsports
"Road to Race Day," an eight-part series created by Durham filmmaker Cynthia Hill that "goes behind the scenes" with Hendrick Motorsports, is "streaming free now on the digital video network Rated Red," according to Brooke Cain of the Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER. The series shows the NASCAR experience "from every angle, with particular focus on pit crews and drivers." Hill said, "I just wanted to see what it really is like to be part of a NASCAR team.” Cain noted a small crew of five to six people "started filming" in January '16 and "went through July." Hill said they had “pretty much full access” to any place they wanted to film, but had to be respectful about “ultra-sensitive stuff.” Hill: “They were very much interested in how this story could be told in the way that our team tells stories, which is really observational. ... We did have an agreement with Hendrick Motorsports that we would not reveal any trade secrets and so we had to be really careful about those kinds of things -- and they did watch the cuts on the back end just to make sure that we didn’t show anything." Cain noted the series has been "well received by NASCAR fans and critics of sports documentaries" (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 8/19).