Top 11 Talladega Nights Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Talladega Nights facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Talladega Nights film message.

Monitor always displays 69
Monitor always displays 69

Ricky Bobby is asked what the USA had contributed to the world. All of his answers were from other countries, but the jazz music he demanded that Jean Gerard turn off is American made.

Talladega Nights Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - After starting his comeback with no corporate sponsors, the Dennit racing logo is crudely removed from each of the pit crew members jumpsuits as well as Ricky Bobby's.
    After starting his comeback with no corporate sponsors, the Dennit racing logo is crudely removed from each of the pit crew members jumpsuits as well as Ricky Bobby's.
  • 1 - Ricky Bobby's (Will Ferrell) heart rate is 69 BPM, a reference to when Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) explained earlier how the French invented the 69 position
    Ricky Bobby's (Will Ferrell) heart rate is 69 BPM, a reference to when Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) explained earlier how the French invented the 69 position
  • Racer's numbers have Easter Eggs!

Talladega Nights Hidden Details

The 'invisible fire' that Ricky Bobby believes has engulfed him is based on a real occurrence in NASCAR history. (Video link/explanation in comments).

1 - When Cal Naughton, Jr. calls Ricky Bobby about Bobby's former mansion making noises with Naughton in it, the noise it makes after the call ends is saying "get out", which is confirmed by the closed captions
When Cal Naughton, Jr. calls Ricky Bobby about Bobby's former mansion making noises with Naughton in it, the noise it makes after the call ends is saying "get out", which is confirmed by the closed captions
1 - The intro scene featuring Ricky's childhood teacher makes reference to "Brennan" in the class of which was the name of Will Farrell's character in Step Brothers. Fun fact - "Step Brothers" was thought up whilst editing Talladega Nights.
The intro scene featuring Ricky's childhood teacher makes reference to "Brennan" in the class of which was the name of Will Farrell's character in Step Brothers. Fun fact - "Step Brothers" was thought up whilst editing Talladega Nights.
1 - When Ricky is coming back after his crash, Larry Dennit Jr. asks how fast Ricky is going and Lucius says 26 MPH which is a reference to his car number, 26
When Ricky is coming back after his crash, Larry Dennit Jr. asks how fast Ricky is going and Lucius says 26 MPH which is a reference to his car number, 26
1 - " Ricky Bobby's car has one sponsor decal that isn't quite what you think. Check the one that looks like NASA.
" Ricky Bobby's car has one sponsor decal that isn't quite what you think. Check the one that looks like NASA.
Talladega Nights poster
Talladega Nights poster

Talladega Nights Plot

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Talladega Nights. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Sport
Director Adam McKay
Stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole
IMDB score 6.6