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Driven (2001)

Driven is a 2001 movie directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote and produced. It centers on a young racing driver’s effort to win the ChampCar World Series.

The movie begins mid-season, with rookie driver Jimmy Bly (Kip Pardue) having already won 5 races. His brother/business manager Demille (Robert Sean Leonard) is seen to be more concerned with working out endorsement deals and press engagements than racing, putting tremendous pressure upon Jimmy.

Jimmy’s winning is also angering former champion Beau Brandenburg (Til Schweiger) who decides he’s not doing very well this year because of his fiancee Sophia (Estella Warren). He breaks up the engagement, and he immediately starts winning again.

As Brandenburg returns to form, Bly’s wheelchair-using team owner Carl Henry (Burt Reynolds) is concerned that Bly is becoming more prone to driving errors. He sees parallels to his former Joe Tanto (Sylvester Stallone), who he convinces to come out of retirement to mentor Jimmy.

Summary via Wikipedia.