20 Best Days Of Thunder Quotes For Budding Racers

'Days Of Thunder' movie quotes about racing are best for budding racers.

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'Days Of Thunder' is a famous sports action drama film that was released in 1990 by Paramount Pictures.

The plot is centered on a young and talented race car driver named Cole Trickle and his life experiences that eventually lead him to Victory Lane in the end of the film. The film includes a very talented cast with Tom Cruise playing the titular character of racing champion Cole, Nicole Kidman playing Claire, Robert Duvall playing Harry Hogge, Randy Quaid playing Tim Daland, alongside many others.

The film has also famous for having featured real life NASCAR racers, like Neil Bonnett, Rusty Wallace and Harry Gant. Quotes from 'Days Of Thunder' will make everyone want to watch the film again. Here is a list of some of the most memorable quotes from the film.

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The Most Famous 'Days Of Thunder' Quotes

Race enthusiasts will love Fred Thompson 'Days Of Thunder' quotes.

This list of some of the best quotes from the iconic racing film 'Days Of Thunder' will bring back memories for fans of this movie. Check them out.

1. "Cole Trickle: I'm droppin' the hammer.

Harry Hogge: No you're not."

-'Days Of Thunder'.

2. "He's gonna end up in the wall Harry."

-Randy Quaid, 'Days Of Thunder'.

3. "I come into the pits, I was in first place, now I am in third with two laps to go."

-Cole Trickle, 'Days Of Thunder'.

4. "Drivers can't stand to be reminded of what can happen to 'em in a racecar. They, they don't go to hospitals, they don't go to funerals. You get a driver to a funeral before he's actually dead, you've made history, darlin'."

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

5. "You done it deliberate, done it deliberate. Nine thousand, four hundred RPM, according to the little tell-tale button."

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

6. "Tim, take a look at that hound. That's the best dang dog I ever seen or heard about and I didn't to teach him a damn thing."

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

7. "Speed. To be able to control it. To know that I can control something that's out of control."

-Cole Trickle, 'Days Of Thunder'.

8. "Claire, I'm more afraid of bein' nothing than I am of being hurt."

-Cole Trickle, 'Days Of Thunder'.

9. "Harry Hogge : Where to?

Cole Trickle : Victory Lane.

Harry Hogge : Walk? Hell... I'll race "

-'Days Of Thunder'.

10. "When the rear end's loose, the car's fast. Loose is fast, and on the edge of out of control."

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

'Days Of Thunder' Quotes Of Racing

Nicole Kidman 'Days Of Thunder' quotes are amongst the most popular in the movie.

Do you have a need for speed? Are you addicted to going fast? Or do you enjoy the thrill of the race track from the comfort of your own home? Whichever it may be, 'Days of Thunder' starring Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, and Nicole Kidaman and is a dream movie for every budding racer. If you are a budding racer and want to go through some quotes related to racing, then you should check out these amazing quotes on racing from the movie 'Days Of Thunder'.

11. "All right. While we're still under a caution, I want you to go back out on that track and hit the pace car."

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

12. "I'm gonna give you an engine low to the ground... extra thick oil pan to cut the wind from underneath you. It'll give you thirty or forty more horsepower."

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

13. "Now Cole, when that little needle goes up into the red and reads *nine thousand RPM*, that's bad!"

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

14. "I'm gonna give you a fuel line that'll hold an extra gallon of gas. I'm gonna shave half an inch off you and shape you like a bullet. I'll get you primed, painted and weighed, and you'll be ready to go out on that racetrack. Hear me? You're gonna be perfect."

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

15. "We messed up big time on Sunday. I had sponsors in the stands and I'm huggin' and holdin' hands and kissin' em in the ears and prayin' for a good showin'. And what do we do? We end up lookin' like a monkey out there. Everybody out, please."

-Tim Daland, 'Days Of Thunder'.

16. "Control is an illusion, you infantile egomaniac. Nobody knows what's gonna happen next: not on a freeway, not in an airplane, not inside our own bodies and certainly not on a racetrack with 40 other infantile egomaniacs."

-Claire Lewicki, 'Days Of Thunder'.

17. "Harry Hogge : What do you know about stock car racing?

Cole Trickle: Well... I watched it on television, of course.

Harry Hogge: You've seen it on television?

Cole Trickle: ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Harry Hogge: I'm sure I would."

-'Days Of Thunder'.

18."No, no, he didn't slam you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you... he rubbed you. And rubbin, son, is racin'."

-Harry Hogge , 'Days Of Thunder'.

19. "The drivers can't stand to be reminded of what can happen to 'em in a race car. They, they don't go to hospitals, they don't go to funerals. You get a driver to a funeral before he's actually dead, you've made history, darlin'"

-Harry Hogge, 'Days Of Thunder'.

20. "Harry, I know you're great, you know you're great, but if the guy in the car doesn't trust you we're never gonna win a damn race."

-Tim Daland, 'Days Of Thunder'.

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