Tonight, Tuesday 10-19-10, A Tim Richmond documentary airs on ESPN at 8pm ET. Richmond was one of a kind. The best way I could describe him would be that he was a cross between Joe Namath and Evel Knievel... that kind of talent and charisma.
For those that got into NASCAR after Richmond's time, this is a chance to see how it used to be.... back in the good old days.
Former NASCAR driver Tim Richmond, a star of the sport before his death from AIDS in 1989, will be the subject of a documentary airing on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN as part of ESPN Films’ critically acclaimed film series 30 for 30 Presented by Cadillac.
Tim Richmond: To the Limit, produced for ESPN by the Emmy-winning NASCAR Media Group,tells the story of Richmond with the words of many who knew him well and some who competed against him on the track. Former NASCAR drivers Darrell Waltrip and Richard and Kyle Petty, champion team owner Rick Hendrick, movie director Hal Needham, famed racing promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, ESPN reporters Dr. Jerry Punch and Ed Hinton, Richmond’s sister Sandy Welsh and friends from his hometown of Ashland, Ohio, are among those appearing in the film.