Resilience and determination are shown to be positive values.
Car crashes during stock car races, one resulting in injuries and hospitalization for two of the main characters. Two stock car race rivals rent cars and race each other on a city street, resulting in serious damages to both cars.
During a prank involving state troopers, a female police officer places her hand on the crotch of one of the lead characters, then proceeds to take her hair down and remove her top as she makes suggestive sexual comments. Later, this same character is in the hospital, and when the doctor, an attractive woman, begins talking to him, he assumes she is also a stripper and forces her hand onto his crotch as his friends in the room laugh.
Frequent profanity, including "f--k." The Japanese are called "Japs." "Horses--t," "bitch," "damn," "goddamn," "s--t." Characters use the middle finger.
As a movie about stock car racing, the sponsors' logos are all over the place. Mello Yello, Superflo Motor Oil, Tide detergent, Hardee's. Characters drink clearly marked Budweiser bottles. Numerous automotive brands on cars and on uniforms.