A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series highlights the NASCAR franchise's efforts to create a more diverse group of racing professionals. Racism, sexism, and other social issues are sometimes addressed.
Positive Role Models
The contestants demonstrate good sportsmanship and support each other. The drivers are a diverse group.
Violence & Scariness
Despite all safety precautions, drivers sometimes wipe out and/or crash into walls and other drivers. But no injuries are visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mild sexual references, including mention of a "boom boom" room in the contestants' living quarters.
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Words like "hell" and "damn" are audible; occasional stronger language is bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Cars and uniforms feature sponsor logos from companies like Shell, Sunoco, Goodyear, Toyota, Nationwide Insurance, and Sprint. In background story segments, home product brands like Graco are visible.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality series -- in which young race car drivers from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds compete for a spot on a new NASCAR team created to the boost the presence of women and minorities in the sport -- offers positive messages and role models for tweens and up. Issues like sexism and racism are occasionally discussed, and drivers are shown wiping out and crashing into other cars (no visible injuries). Words like "hell" and "damn" are sometimes audible, while occasional stronger swear words are bleeped. Typically for NASCAR, brand logos (Shell, Sunoco, Goodyear, Toyota, and more) are visible on both cars and drivers' uniforms.
Is It Any Good?
The series, which is narrated by mucisian Ludacris, highlights NASCAR's efforts to develop a new generation of driving talent that reflects the sport's diverse fan base. It also addresses some of the challenges that female and minority drivers face when trying to break into the sport.
Young racing fans will enjoy the insider's view of the sport, as well as the pre-race preparations that the young drivers must go through to become better athletes. But you don't have to be a racing fan to appreciate the show's positive message or to be inspired by the commitment that everyone featured in Changing Lanes is making to make NASCAR a more diverse and accepting sport.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.