Synopsis: Elvis Presley sings his way around the race circuit as successful speedway driver Steve Grayson. All is fine and dandy until the tax return submitted by a wise-cracking Bill Bixby (as Steve's manager) is scrutinised by the IRS. Will Elvis be able to raise the $145,000 to pay his tax bill? Will he succeed with his advances to IRS inspector Nancy Sinatra? Will the songs get any worse? Well, you didn't expect the likes of Hamlet did you?
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Director(s): Norman Taurog
Production: Leo Films
94 min

Twelve minutes to race time.

l didn't realize it was so....

-Just relax.

-Let go!

-What are you doing with my date?

-Your date?

l thought she was my date.

No wonder you were so uncooperative.


-l like your taste.



l have to change.

lt'll only take a few seconds.

-Who was he?

-That was Kenny, my manager.

Some manager!

The minute l walked in here,

he grabbed me and started kissing me.

Don't worry about Kenny. He's harmless.

Yes, if you're 6'4'' and a karate expert.

How can a guy like that be your manager?

l go back a long way with Kenny,

ever since we were kids.

Neither one of us ever had very much.

Whatever he had, we split.

Now he works for me,

handles my business...

takes care of all my endorsements

and all my money.

You mean,

you let him take care of your money?

Why not? l like to live dangerously.

-Does that go for girls, too?

-That goes for everything.

Honey, l'm gonna leave the driving to you.

-l wanted to see if it was the same girl.

-lt's the same girl.

There's a drivers' meeting

in eight minutes.

-You're gonna be late.

-Eight minutes. Oh, no!

-She really had 10.

-Good move.

A new track, a new girl.

You certainly get the goodies, don't you?

lt was a chance meeting. l followed her.

Good afternoon, race fans...

and welcome

to Charlotte Motor Speedway...

where we'll soon be underway

with the Charlotte 100...

first place paying $7,500.

The pits are buzzing with

the last-minute checks of everything....

Back to the car wash.

-How you doing, Birdie?

-Hi, Stevie.

-Want a chip?

-No, thanks.

She's purring like a fat cat.

She'll run like a lean one,

because l'm going flat-out today.

-Want to wish you luck.

-All bad? At least you're consistent.

-Good luck.

-Yeah, same to you.

Clear the midway.

Remember, everyone must remain

behind the pit wall...

except the regular crew.

-Run over 'em, Paul.

-Sic 'em, tiger.

The weather is perfect,

and the track is fast.

You can feel the excitement in the air.

Gentlemen, start your engines.

You ain't got a chance.

Fans, here we go.

And here's your leader at the moment...

Miss Mary Ann Ashman,

Miss Charlotte Speedway 100.

All cars in their proper position,

as we travel around on the pace lap.

...traveling around

at about 75 miles per hour...

giving all the cars a chance to warm up...

and for drivers to check any bugs

before we get underway.

A final wave from Miss Charlotte 100.

The pace car heading down

under the apron.

Here they come out of the far turn,

down the main straightaway.

There's the green flag and they're racing!

Number 42 has moved into third.

lt's still a race for first and second.

Here's the rundown.:

Number 21 your leader, Cale Yarborough.

Running second,

Car Number 42, Tiny Lund.

ln third place, the 1 7 car.

Moving into fourth spot,

Steve Grayson in Car Number 6.

Right on his tail for fifth spot,

Paul Dado in Car Number 43.

lt's still a three-way go for first place.

The 1 7 car is starting to slow down.

And here comes Grayson

to take over third.

Paul Dado rises to take the fourth spot.

The 21 car into the pit

with a blown engine.

Grayson in the second spot,

and Paul Dado running third.

Look at this. The leader, Tiny Lund,

heading for the fifth.

Now it's a race for first spot

between Grayson and Dado.

Through the far turn they go,

right together.

Steve Grayson holding down the lead.

Come on!

Paul Dado in Car Number 43...

starting to move on the leader,

Car Number 6, Steve Grayson.

Side by side they go!

This has been going on for the last 36 laps.

Dado pulling away to take over the lead!

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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