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Lost Speedways

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Solid car racing docuseries best for fans; some crashes.

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This nostalgic reality series gives motorsport fans a chance to learn more about the history of the sport by visiting abandoned speedways that remain standing. From the overgrown Middle Georgia Raceway, under which a huge moonshine operation was taking place, to Indiana's Jungle Park, known in the early days as one of the most dangerous speedways, Matthew Dillner (who's occasionally joined by Dale Earnhardt Jr.) and his guides point out the structural details of each track and highlight what makes them notable. Stories about important races or unique moments are also discussed, often from people who were there. Folks who aren't motorsport fans may have a hard time finding a reason to watch, but Lost Speedways offers a great way to teach and preserve the history of the sport.

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