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Okay. here we go Focus. speed. I am speed One winner. 42 losers I eat losers for breakfast Did I used to say that? Yes sir... you did Yeah sure. You say that all the time Mater! what are you doing in here! Well, I didn't want you to be lonely Well, thank you but I'm kind of preparing for a race I need a little quiet Alright. You got it buddy Hey every buddy, listen up. My best friend Lightning McQueen need quiet. Perfect quiet. Okay, where was I Racing. Real racing Huh!! That ain't racing. That wasn't even a sundae drive That was one lap racing is 500 of those Everybody fighting to move up lap after lap Inside outside inches apart never touching Now that's racing Well, I can't argue with "The" Doc Hudson How true. How true Hey Lightning. Are you ready? Oh yeah Lightning is ready This one is for you Doc CARS 3 Come on Stickers That is Bret coming through go McQueen Lightning McQueen. Hey Cal, your blinkers are on. What? No, it's. Hey Your blinkers are on Good comeback Cal And into the pit goes Lightning McQueen Bobby Swift and Cal Weathers These three are fun to watch. Aren't they Darrell? You know Bob I can't tell they have more fun on or off the track You're geting the car wash too Cal..!! No you're getting a car wash McQueen Get them now Lightning, how do you keep your focus racing against Bobby and Cal I mean i think the key is we respect each other These guys are real class act Congratulations cupcake Oh, they're gonna pay. Go go dinoco!! Great win today Cal. Thank you Shannon it was great move towards our.. Hey hey!! Guido!! Pitstop... Ha ha knock it off! Real funny... Speed 196m/h. Your speed Come on. Keep it going buddy Are my sponsors happy today Stop wining for crying out loud we're running out of bumper cream to sell Lightning McQueen!! Hey, Big Tex.. How's my favorite competitor? Just say the word, i'll put Call off the dinoco team and replace him with you You know I can hear you right? i'm right here Bye Cal, see you next week We're not Oh come on now, I am joking Roll it buddy And meet buddy too Another great finish in the making. McQueen and swift nose-to-nose How's the view back there Boby Well, you would better not bleep Or, i'll blow right past you The flap is out it's the final stretch McQueen in the lead Okay lets see what you got Oh, it's Jackson Storm for the win A huge upset. Even Lightning or Bobby never saw him coming It's one thing to start fast But we haven't seen anyone cross the line with that kind of speed and power Since young Lightning McQueen first arrived on the scene Hey Bobby, who is that? That's... Jackson Storm yeah he's one of the rookies Thank you, I appreciate it. Thank you very much. Thank you Hey, Jackson Storm right .great race today. Wow, thank you Mr. McQueen You have no idea what a pleasure it is for me to finally beat you Oh! thanks... Wait hang on..Did you say meet or beat. I think you heard me What... McQueen over here .Storm, can we get some pictures? Yeah yeah, come on. Let's get a picture You know what. You can get a ton of pictures Because the champ here has been a role model of mine for years now And I mean a lot of years Right, I love this guy. I think I touched a nerve Welcome back to Chicks Picks and Chick Hicks I'm your host former and forever Piston Cup champion Chick Hicks This just in Rookie Jackson Storm slaps the proverbial door on Lightning McQueen Oh, I couldn't have enjoyed it more if i'd beaten McQueen myself Oh, wait. I have Now enough about me. Here to tell you how it happened Is professional number cruncher miss Natalie Certain It is pleasure to be here Chick and actually i prefer the term statistical analyst Right, so who is this mysterious newcomer Jackson Storm and why is he so darn fast It's no mystery if you study the data Mr. Hicks. Jackson's Storm is part of the next generation of high-tech racers Unlike the veterans of yesterday Oh what, old-timers like this guy ha ha... Um..right Storm achieves his top speeds by exploiting the numbers I refer of course to racing data: Tire pressure, downforce Weight distribution, aerodynamics and nextgen's like Storm are taking advantage the racing world is changing and for the better if it means my old pal Lightning is down for the count am I right certain well, if i'm certain of anything Chick it's that this season is about to get even more interesting i'll tell you what Darrell Jackson Storm has certainly made an impact we've got six more next generation rookies in the field with six veterans fired to clear the way good mornin champ. How's our living legend today still very much alive, thank you. Now, I would appreciate if I can't believe I get to race the Lightning McQueen in his farewell season what are you talking about what..the green flag... Good luck out there champ you are gonna need it one reason Storm and the next gens are more efficient their ability to hold the optimum racing line every single lap win number 3 for the rookie sansation Storms in a class of his own and a big reason for that training on the newest cutting-edge simulators these Mackhines create a virtual racing experience so real racers never even have to go outside Storms ability to hold that line is like nothing we've ever seen four in a row..Are you kidding me two percent lower drag coefficient oh! what a finish!! 5% increase in downforce lucky number seven 1.2 % higher top speed. Piston Cup winner Chick Hicks here with the racer taking the circuit by Storm Jackson Storm. Another easy win over old katchow or should I say the kaboos because he's always in the back. Am I right? No, no, no, Chick McQueen is a crafty veteran champ he's the elder statesman of the sport you know takes everything i got to beat him oh, you gotta be kidding me what changes are you gonna make to get McQueen back on top will McQueen try new training method? Is he prepare to retire? guys let's not overreact.. It's just a slump.. we'll get him next week okay that's enough no comment not even about Cal Weathers retiring!! Wait..what!! Cal Weathers!! He's hanging up his lightyears no, no comment on that either hey, Cal hey....retirement!! what's going on!! You know, I asked my uncle once how i'd know when it was time to stop you know what he said the youngsters will tell you we had some good times together i'm gonna miss that the most I think yeah more changes ahead Chick every week we've seen veteran racers either retire like cow Weathers tonight or fired to make room for these younger faster racers and it's not over yet hello racing fan welcome to the Los Angeles 500 final race of the Piston Cup season. I can do this I raced for you guys almost 10 years Sorry Brick my mind's made up i'm giving your number to someone new hey! I had two win last year old sport's changing.. Hey Bobby do you know what's happening with Brick... You.. wait! You're not Bobby my name is Danny bro hey champ, where would all your friends go a final check of his tires as Storm settles into the pole position let's see in this season's one of the great race that's it buddy 40 laps to go and race leader Jackson Storm is making his way on the pit road with McQueen on his tail a good stop here could mean the difference between victory and defeat come on, come on, come on, faster Guido. Come on! I gotta go back out there before he does Guido... hurry up what a pitstop by McQueen man, he just got the lead can he hold on it hey McQueen, you alright? Listen, don't you worry pal. You had a good run enjoy your retirement Storm takes back the lead unbelievable! McQueen is fading McQueen is fading fading fast. No...no...no...no! No! ( grunting) ( tires screeching) ( crash and flip).Welcome to Piston. cup around-the-clock where we do nothing but talk racing let's get to it starting of course with Lightning McQueen the season start just two weeks away there's still no official announcement but with number 95 coming off his worst year on record don't shoot the messenger here folks I think it's safe to assume that Lightning McQueen's racing days are over meanwhile Jackson Storm is looking even faster than. The number six and the number 12 cars are still fighting it out to the lead but wait, here he comes it's the fabulous Hudson hornet knocking at their door what's he got up his sleeve today and there it is with one incredible move he has passed them the hornet takes this decisive lead he's left the pack behind his crew chief Smokey is loving it.. It's unbelievable oh no, this is trouble the Hudson Hornet has lost control the Hudson Hornet has lost control what should have been a scene of jubilation has turned tragic here today folks we await news on the Hudson Hornets condition after such a devastating crash we can only hope that this race today wasn't his last
when I finally got put together and went back expecting a big welcome, you know what they said? You are history, moved right on to the next rookie standing in line there was a lot left in me. I never got a chance to show
crash! the Hudson Hornet is out for the season hey, Stickers hey, Sal how are you feeling? Yeah great really really great you have been thinking about Doc again? Yeah you know they told him when he was done. He didn't decide. I don't want what happened to Doc to happen to me but that hasn't happened no, but I can't go out on the track and do the same old thing. It won't work then change it up. Try something new. I don't know Sally don't fear failure be afraid of not having the chance you have the chance. Doc didn't and you can either take it or you can do what you've been doing sitting in here for month and by the way I love what you've done with the place I mean the monster movie Lightning and the musky air freshener and don't let anyone tell you you're not working that primer because wow, I have never found you more attractive and now that i've been in here for a couple of minutes the stench i'm getting kind of used to it okay Sal, I get it. I get it. I Miss you Lightning. We all do try something new, huh heyy, did it work Miss Sally did you set him straight with your lawyerly powers of persuasion is he ready to start training? Well, stinky Stickers yes mater, I am. I decide when i'm done. I was hoping you'd say that okay, but I got an idea and i'm gonna need to talk to Rusty and Dusty, all right oh, i'll get them on the horn yeah get them on the horn oops, oh no, got a sneeze dadgum, I lost it hey, I will see you through. I found it... Hey, watch your steps with a circular driveway you boys need to get your rusty tails down here I created a drink in your honor yeah, the Rusteze medicated bumper balm it goes down faster than el mater following a bag off. Rusty and Dusty, hey guys hey there he is, good to see you Lightning thanks guys wow, you are all here sorry buddy, did you want this Call to be private? No mater. This is perfect listen, thanks everyone for... For sticking by me it took me a while to figure it out, but I know now it's time for me to make some changes changes! what kind of changes which feel to do is his change man you're right Fillmore - really which is why I have an announcement to make i've thought long and hard about it done a lot of soul-searching and considered all of the options and I finally decided you do want to keep racing are you kidding! Of course i want to keep racing man for a second..., wait a minute... I knew that the whole time guys, i'm talking about making this my best season yet we were hoping you'd say that the thing is if i'm gonna be faster than Storm I need to train like him we hear you buddy Lightning, we want you on the road first thing in the morning so you can come out and see the brand new Rusteze racing center wait, what! Rusteze racing center yeah, it's got all the fancy bells and whistles that the kids are training on these days we'll send Mackie boy all the directions now get moving, all right okay yes you too come, we offer two back of the tire hey, McQueen we can race in primer man come on, let's go Ramone, you have done it again it's like the sistine chapel on wheels I am coming for you Storm welcome back, you look different obviously you look ready Guido, come. Excuse me. Excuse me. Coming through don't get those rookies in the trunk all right, bye go get them tiger i'll see you guys in Florida see you McQueen don't forget Calling good luck in college hey Sal, thanks any time good luck love you love you more. Rusteze racing center, here we come it's time to head. Rusteze racing center McQueen! McQueen! Have you seen the latest record Storm's been setting? Have you given any thought to retirement? That is enough, no questions, excuse me back off! Back off! No, no, no, thank you. Bye bye Guido, can you believe them! Paparazzi..phew Looks good, doesn't it? Hey guys what do you think what do I think it's unbelievable yeah, you know it's kind of a cozy humble little place guys how did you ever do this? You want to tell him or should I tell him, you start .go ahead. Go ahead. We sold Rusteze what? What, do you think a couple of jabronis like us could do this on our own? You sold Rusteze its all good news we just realized that you needed something that we couldn't give you if I'm right the time was right for us too I mean we are not as young and handsome as we look oh, that's true. Besides this Sterling fellow he's got every high-tech thing you'll ever need everything we wanted to give you but couldn't whoa, whoa, Sterling! Who is Sterling? Lightning McQueen you made some serious time partner your new sponsor he's the mud flap king of the eastern seaboard welcome to the Rusteze racing center you have no idea how much i've been looking forward to this thanks Mr... Please, no Mr. just Sterling I have been a fan of yours forever and to be your sponsor how great is that I can't thank Rusty and Dusty here enough tough negotiators by the way oh-ho, you flatter us. But don't stop anyway, I just wanted to say a quick hello take as much time as you need doors are always open guys see! Well, I sure am gonna miss racing for you guys you know, you gave us a lot of great memories Lightning memories we'll remember wow that's good hey Lightning, whatever you do. Don't drive like my brother don't drive like my brother so, you like it. Oh, hey Mr. Sterling my career on a wall. Nice of you included Doc well, of course. He was your mentor losing him left a giant hole in the sport yeah jars of dirt.. "Sacred" dirt each of those jars contains dirt from all the old tracks the Doc raced on Florida International Thunder Hollow just down the road and our very own Fireball Beach right outside hey, is that... Bit of asphalt from Glen Allen my first win you really are a fan I am and a fan of your future you ready for it definitely first let's get you into a more contemporary look. Wow it's electronic suit with it we'll be able to track your speed and your vital signs does it have a phone. Don't be crazy race cars don't have bugs. Wow... not bad ha this is really impressive this center has quickly become the most coveted destination for young racers training to make our team someday and it's where you'll train until you leave for Florida treadmills, wind tunnels, virtual reality still working on that and the best fitness regiment anyone could possibly imagine wait! wait! Is that a simulator oh yes. Lightning McQueen i'd like to introduce you to the multi-million dollar flagship of interactive race simulation the XDL 24 GTS Mark C the XDL! Jackson Storm wishes he had this model it is just like been on a real track to put your hours in okay, let's hit the track most come on, show me what you got. Wow fast! Who is the racer no, no, no, no. She's not a racer she's a trainer. Cruz Ramirez the best trainer in the business ready to meet it, greet it and defeat it alright, now bring up those rpms I like the attitude.. yeah..we call her a maestro of motivation you're driving a little tense again Ronald no, no, I'm cool. i'm cool do your exercise I am a fluffy cloud .I am a fluffy cloud. I am a fluffy... Here you go you're a cloud shut up Kurt here come the bugs Kurt you ready? hey, I kept my eyes open this time gotta see that track. Oh, no. Homesick again people win for them. Wow, she trains young racers to push through their own obstacles tailor-made for each one now, she's gonna work with you let's go let's go you guys gotta work through this stuff so when your big chance comes along you could take hey, Cruz. Oh, hey Mr. Sterling i'd like to introduce you to Lightning McQueen I hear you're the maestro Mr. Sterling, did you say Lightning McQueen was here? Because I don't see him anywhere uh, but he's right here do you not see him nope still don't see him it's right in front of you it is Lightning McQueen he is obviously an imposter he looks old and broken-down. Hey with flabby tires I do not use that! Woah oh yeah, I see I can use that energy from motivation right it's all about motivation Mr. McQueen you can use anything negative as fuel to push through to the positive ah, pretty positive ever since I was a rookie. I am so excited that I get to train you I grew up watching you on tv ha, is that right these young guys are great and all but I like a challenge ha ha, not that much over. In fact, I Call you my senior project we need to loosen those ancient joints first, the wheels and forward and rest and forward and rest. Join me. Rest and rest is all these resting necessary we will work in you slowly and reach for your ledge reach for your ledge now, wheels to the fry what is there, its your lines now backwards what is there when do we go in the simulator good morning Mr. McQueen looking good why this will get oil to places it hasn't been in a long time is that a drip pan just in case how old you think I am? Visualize yourself driving fast down a steep hill i'll be back in the field visualize...! wait! Wait! Cruz I feel what I just like go on the simulator how's it hanging drip pan! Okay, day three. Treadmill i've set maximum speed to conserve your energy what I want you to do, is visualize beating this guy Storm! uh-huh that's right get him .get him Mr. McQueen. Get him this is only going like five miles an hour we'll work up to the higher speed right after you take your nap nap! Do I need a nap! I am not taking a nap how was your nap Mr. McQueen? It was kind of refreshing actually oh... okay what do you ...Hey you have been driving on tires a long time and you never stopped to get to know them i'm sorry, what? Tires are individuals you should give each a name name! I will not be doing that mine are named. Maria, Quarita, Ronaldo and Debbie Richardson what? Long story may I have my tires back so i can go on the simulator please name them! Lefty, righty, backy , backy junior. Okay does this make you mad? Yes it does use that! Emerge and kneel emerge and kneel now, you got some tire damage. Thank you Cruz. i'm done Mr. McQueen, where are you going to the future! Okay, here we go. Here we go. How do I do this? Come on baby Mr. McQueen Cruz, thank you for the old man training as crazy as it was but i'm warmed up enough and now I need you to launch this thing Mr. McQueen wait until you can handle it please there are no shortcuts okay, we'll just see about that all right, my star racer is on the simulator why! yes I am. Well, let's see you take it out for a spin right away Mr. Sterling owner of the company okay, have fun this is what i'm talking about whoa! didn't know about those wait, what you didn't say... Is it talking? The flag is out but I don't see the flag... what do I do go! go! Go! Oh..., that is sensetive you have hit the wall it shouldn't be this hard, should it? You have hit the wall you are fighting the simulator just race like you always do you have hit the wall there can't be this many walls in a regular track you have been passed by Jackson Storm wait, Storm is in here the motivation Storm races at 2:07 pick it up Mr. McQueen! I am trying you have hit the wall Mr. McQueen come down from there we will work you up to this I am fine Cruz. I can do it, okay you have jumped a barrier you have made two vechiles... You have disabled an ambulance you are on fire danger! danger! You are going wrong way look out! Turn it off! Turn it off! Get these things off of me you have crashed! You have crashed! Are you alright? You have crashed I have crashed your are all washed up McQueen i'm sorry, what! I said floors all washed up and clean oh, right. Thank you very much good luck hey, Lightning. Come on in. I got something to show you you ready for what? You are about to become the biggest brand in racing we are talking about saturation on all continents for every demographic movie deals, incommercials , product endorsements mud flaps of course, you will be rich beyond belief do you think you're famous now? I thought you'd be mad about the simulator I mean this is all great Mr. Sterling I guess but. I don't know .i never really thought of myself as a brand oh, no. Do I? i'm a fan maybe your most avid I think of this as your legacy it sounds like something that happens after you're done racing Mr. Sterling. What is this about? Look Lightning! i'm not gonna race you... What!...what do you mean not racing hold on! Hold on! i'm not going to Florida. Lightning! You have no idea how excited I was to get you here because I knew I knew you'd be back this gonna be the comeback story of the year but your speed and performance just aren't where they need to be i'm sorry we're talking about speed on a simulator. Listen how crazy that sounds look, i'm trying to help you as your sponsor yes but also as your friend your racing days are coming to an end everytime you lose, you damage yourself damage the brand you mean. Oh, lightening. Come on you've done the work now move on to the next phase and reap the reward the racing is the reward not the stuff. I don't want to cash in. I want to feel the rush of moving 200 miles an hour inches from the other guys pushing myself faster than I thought I could go that's the reward Mr. Sterling. Oh, lightening. Come on. Look, I can do this. I can, I promise. i'll train like I did with Doc i'll get my tires dirty on every turn track from here in the Florida I can start right there on fireball beach where all the old greats used to race get your tires dirty that's how you're gonna get faster than Storm yes! exactly! I mean sacred dirt, right Mr. sterlin if you care about my legacy, the one that Doc started you'll let me do this. I promise you I will win. I don't know what you're asking it's to risky come on, you like it .i can tell it's got that little comeback story of the year feel to it, doesn't it? One race if you don't win at Florida, you'll retire look... if I don't win also i will hold the mud flaps you got but if I do win, I decide when i'm done deal deal. Thank you Mr. Sterling. You won't be sorry just one thing and this is only because i don't like taking chances you're taking someone with you you talked him into it way to go Mr. McQueen Cruz! you could talk a snowmobile into an air conditioner you're going with me with that thing yeah, you still need my help you're brittle like a fossil. I don't need a trainer out here Cruz you're old what if you have fallen on this beach and can't get up well, life's a beach and then you drive ha ha McQueen.. Thank you this is beautiful I can see why Mr. Sterling said you wanted to train out here as soon as this thing's booted up, we'll get you on the treadmill and i'll track your speed what! no! The whole idea is getting my tires dirty. Real racing not driving on that thing when i've got the sand and the whole earth oh, okay. Luigi, let's do this welcome a racer to fireball beach historiCal for today's great test of speed our finish line will be the abandoned appear in the distance all right, quicker than quick faster than fast, I am speed that is great self-motivation did you come up with that? Yeah I did on your mark, get set! Go! Here you go, felt good hey, what was my speed i don't know I can only track you on the treadmill no treadmills. Oh, what about Hamilton Hamilton here who's Hamilton my electronic personal assistant you know like on your phone you do have a phone, don't you? Race cars don't have phones Cruz Hamilton! track Mr. McQueen's speed and report it tracking i'll stay as close as I can your suit will transmit your speeds to Hamilton fine whatever quicker than quick, faster than fast i am speed, come on Luigi. On your mark get set and go 46 mile per hour 53 miles.. Out of range out of range. Out of range it's odd... I did not go on sands you gotta ease into your start or your tires can grab okay okay you do work with race cars don't you yeah but never outside all right let's go again go 54 miles per hour here you go 75 miles per hour out of range. Out of range out of range sorry got stuck go again and go sorry go. Go. The beach ate me all right Cruz, pick a line on the compacted sand you gotta have traction or you're gonna spin out let's do this thing on your mark you try to go 134 miles out of range. Out of range out of range now, what! I didn't wanna hit a crab you gotta be kidding me what! It was cute allright, one last chance we will try this before get started now, your are gonna pick on slow to let your tires grab yes! and pick a straight line on hard sands so you don't spin out and all the crabbies have gone night-night Mr. McQueen all right, let's go again 150 miles per hour 175 miles per hour 196 miles per hour right, finally you made it congratulations!, how did I do? You topped out at 198 198 that's it! still slower than Storm. I wasted my whole day i wouldn't say that it did feel great to be out here doing real racing this ain't real racing we are on a beach all you do is go straight. How am i gonna get faster if I don't. Thunder hollow. Thunder hollow there is a dirt track there that's what I need to race against actual racers no...too public... if the press find you, they would be like many many bugs on you Paparazzi... guys, I really need this hey, just leave it to me boss I am a master of disguise thunder hollow. You sir are officially incognito nobody's bothering you the great lightening McQueen I can feel it guys tonight is the night I find my speed racers.. get over to the start lines. All right, no more straight lines. Just a good old-fashion oval. hey now, you that out-of-towner yes that's me Chester Whipple Filter and i'm Francis Beltline Cruz, what are you doing? i'm your trainer I am gonna track your speed from the infield. Whipple filter fine, just stay all the way excuse me sir? Where are the other racers oh, they'll be along. But we always let our guest start right up front welcome y'all to the thunder hollow speedway for tonight's edition of crazy eight did he say crazy 8? It is time to meet tonight challenger. Protect and swerve Cruz, this isn't what I thought it was come on, follow me we'll slip out rule number one: Gate closes you race wait, no no. I am not a racer rule number two: Last car standing wins and rule number three: No cursing it's family night excuse me sir wait, no. I am just a trainer and make way for the undefeated crazy 8 champion the diva of demolition, Miss Fritter look here boys we got us a couple of rookies I wanna call you muddy brichards and you lemonade hey, neither one of them has a single dent oh, I am gonna fix that all right, every body let's go racing. I am about to commit a moving violation Cruz what are you doing? You gotta keep moving I shouldn't be out here move Cruz! Move! What do I do?I can't steer turn right to go left turn right to go left that doesn't make any sense turn right to go left hey patty.. Oh, hi bear! Look mom, I can drive oh, man Nice day for a drive, eh? hey, buddy get out of my way hey, I am driving here. Look at my new hat! I am flying no, I am not flying. I got it Cruz ah, buddy move it turn right to go left turn right to go left come on buckle up everybody it's Fritter time Fritter! Fritter! Fritter! Fritter! We love you Miss Fritter! Cruz Miss Fritter is down nobody touches him. He is mine you will get down Whipple Filter come on, McQueen you can go, come on. Miss Fritter's can get up right folks she is not pleased you about to feel the wrath of the lower bell bell county unified school desperate ladies and gentlemen we have a winner Francis Beltline is that me, that's me I won I won Cruz! Cruz! No no no no watch out... Whipple filter it's Lightning McQueen got my tires dirty at thunder hollow the fans here in thunder hollow still buzzing over tonight's unexpected appearance of Lightning McQueen he has always been my favorite my garage is covered from head to toe with 95 posters so. Trophies are kind of nice don't you think. I mean I know you got like a billion of them so you would know. I still can't believe I won it's pretty shiny, I have never seen one up close looks like they spent a lot of money on it i mean I think it's real nut up stop! just stop! Okay, Cruz you don't even know you don't even have one clue. Hey!I was just trying to... Do you know what happens if I lose this race every mile of this trip was to get me faster than Jackson Storm faster. I start off getting nowhere for a week on a simulator I lose a whole day with you on fireball beach and then I waste tonight and then a crosshairs for Miss Fritter i'm stuck in the same speed i was a month ago I can't get any faster because i'm too busy taking care of my trainer this is my last chance Cruz last final finito. If i lose, I never get to do this again if you were a racer you'd know what i'm talking about but you're not so you don't. Mack! pull over! Now! now! Okay okay pulling over pulling over ask me if I dreamed of being a trainer Mr. McQueen go ahead ask me if I got up in the dark to run laps before school every day ask me if I saved every penny to buy a ticket to the races when they came to town ask me if I did that so that I could be a trainer someday ask me No! I wanted to become a racer forever because of you. I used to watch you on TV flying in the air you seemed so fearless dream small Cruz that's what my family used to say dream small or not at all they were just trying to protect me but I was the fastest kid in town and i was gonna prove them wrong what happened when I got to my first race. I figured it out what what that I didn't belong the other racers look nothing like me they were bigger and stronger and so confident and when they started their engines that was it. I knew i'd never be a racer. I just left it was my one shot and I didn't take it yeah so uh i'm gonna head back to the training center I think we both know it's for the best but can I ask you something what was it like for you when you showed up to your first race how did you know you could do it. I don't know, I just never thought I couldn't it was shiny with that felt like good luck Mr. McQueen Cruz Cruz, wait. Champion for the ages , Chick Hicks here coming to you live from Chick Hicks studios where i'm joined once again by next-gen racing expert, Natalie Certain thanks Chick, Piston Cup champion Jackson Storm set a new record today when he pulled off the fastest lap ever recorded an unprecedented 213 miles an hour so what do you think Certain Stormy boy gonna start the season with another win highly likely Chick based on his recent run times and forecasted track temperatures on race day Storms chances of winning are 95.2 % that low huh oh and in case you Missed it talk of the track tonight is Lightning McQueen finding yet another way to embarrass himself at a demolition derby whoa wow almost makes me feel sorry for the guy not really here's what his new sponsor had to say everyone relax, the 95 is gonna race Lightnings just taking a somewhat unconventional approach to this race it's one of the things his fans love about him huh yeah right talk about humiliating ahow, I won't even bother to show up in Florida that could be for the best Chick even if he does race. McQueen's probability of winning is 1.2 percent. Wow numbers never lie. i'm willing to predict tonight that Lightning McQueen's racing career will be over within the week it might even be over now I mean I knew his career was stuck in the... First you find a clamp from a rusty vamp bump bump quicker than a dart make it in the park bump bump that's the way it's done it ain't 'bout the fun bump bump lifting my funk making sculptures out of junk what's it there we go, somebody's interrupting genius well, hey there buddy mater! You know I was just thinking of you and here you are looking right at me you see me okay wait a second, let me see here. Is that better? Looking you straight in the eye there pal hey sorry about calling so late not for me it's not i'm always burning that midnight oil so get me caught up on everything well, actually I am kind hope i might hear what's going on back home well, not much but if you don't count Sergeant Fillmore trying to run the tire shop but tell Luigi not to worry Sergeant's gonna track down every last tired it fell more done gived away other than that everything's good how is Sally oh she's fine, keepin busy at the cone. She misses you well shoot, we all do when you're on the road.. Yeah you know, i've been kind of thinking about that you know what what we should do when i'm not on the road anymore what do you mean not on the road you know mater I can't do this forever i'm just not getting anywhere with the training if anything i've gotten slower not faster shit buddy it'll work out just tell me what your problem is and i'll stay right her with you till we fix it that's just it mater... I don't know, I feel like i'm all out of ideas all right, let me think oh, you know what I'd do? What? I don't know I got nothing I guess I ain't Doc when it comes to that. I would give anything to talk to him right now yeap there was nobody smarter than old Doc well except for maybe whoever taught him wait, what? I mean everybody was taught by somebody right take my cousin Dort he taught me how to sing and whistled at the same time he was very musical that way Smokey Mater! you're brilliant! uh well..It's all about shape of your teeth I gotta go to Thomasville. Oh well good you know me buddy i'm always happy to help think i'm better dad to most folks, you know talk hey Cruz you won't talk me out of this Mr. McQueen i'm going back I resign as your trainer all right i accept your resignation, bye uh okay but since you cleared your Calendar why don't you come with us i'm looking for someone named Smokey hoping he can help me maybe he can help you too nah! Come on, I fixed it no thanks anyways but but i'm done okay but maybe this will change your mind, hit it first i'm gonna loosen up these ancient joints no please don't i'm sorry i'm sorry i'm sorry that I yelled it wasn't your fault that I almost got killed but now you're leaving and you won't get on the ramp all right I will go just stop how do you know Smokey is gonna be here i don't do you know if he's even alive? Nope. Okay so tell me this? How do you know if it's Smokey wait, Mack pull over Thomasville speedway home of 51 fabulous Hudson Hornet good to see you Doc hey isn't that your old crew chief? hey Cruz, do you want to check out the home track of the greatest racer ever aren't we supposed to be looking for Smokey oh that's right he is dead we don't know that are you sure you have time for this? for this I do Piston Cup Smokey's garage. Wow, if this track could talk Cruz, what do you say let's take a lap. Wow yes, you nailed it way easy without the school bus of death trying to kill us yeah, no kidding. I've started to think i might never meet you Smokey! He is alive I know why you're here you're thirsty i'll tell you what these folks are gonna get a kick out of meeting Huds boy who's Hud? Oh, Doc Hudson right hey act civilized, we got company. Would you look at that? what? three of the biggest racing legends ever Jr. Midnight Moon, River Scott , Louise Stormer Nash,she had 38 wins well as I live and breathe if it ain't Lightning McQueen Miss Nash it's a pleasure to meet you you had a tough year haven't you? oh uh.... shouldn't you be running practice laps in Florida by now yeah sure bu... you're here to steal our secrets looking for you lost mojo. Wow, you don't mince words around here do you truth is always quicker, kid. But she used to have serious eyes for Hud oh really even if I did it wouldn't have mattered Hud didn't like fast women and that left me out no Lou wasn't just fast she was fearless the second I saw my first race I just knew I had to get in there of course the fellas in charge didn't like the idea of a lady racer showing them up so they wouldn't let me have a number what did you do? i stole one.. what!! I still short to take no for an answer, right River? if we waited for an invitation we might have never raced and once we got on the track we didn't want to leave and that's how Doc felt too you should have seen him when he first came to town shiny blue paint not just a Hudson Hornet he was already Calling himself The Fabulous Hudson Hornet did we ever ride him on that not for long Hud was the fastest race of this side of the Mississippi, until he wasn't what!! Everything changed when the rookie showed up took Hud all at no time to work his way through the best racers in both Carolina passed River, passed Lou, even Junior but there was still the rookie to deal with he tried slamming him into the wall but Hud never touched any wall unless he wanted to that rookie never saw anything like that before Doc did that!! Oh are you kidding couldn't wipe the smile off his face for a week after that. I wish I could have seen him like that like what so happy you didn't come all this way for a quart of oil, did you? I need your help Smokey yeah, what kind of help that's just it, i'm not sure all I know is if I lose in Florida it's it's over for me what happened to Doc will happen to me what did happen to him no, racing was the best part of his life and when it ended he we both know he was never the same after that is that what you think come on i want to show you something you got the first part right the crash broke Hud's body and the no more racing broke his heart he cut himself off, disappeared to radiator springs son-of-a-gun didn't talk to me for 50 years but then one day the letters started coming and every last one of them was about you yeah, Hud loved racing but coaching you... I had never seen the old grump so happy. racing wasn't the best part of Hud's life you were ready to go out for little carbon air, boy yes I am give it too much travel you in the tulip hey, Lightning you might want to take notes on this one you got a lot of stuff, kid Hud saw something in you that you don't even see in yourself are you ready to go find it yes sir all right, all right lesson one: You're old accept it i told him that he is probably losing his hearing he said you're old, I heard him you'll never be as fast as Storm but you can be smarter than him okay what do I do? you said you were in a demolition derby.. yeah it was terrible are you sure? 'Cause there's not a scratch on you funny what a racer can do when he's not overthinking things shannon spokes here at Florida international Jackson Storm clocked 214 miles per hour today you want to beat the Storm you need someone to stand in for like a sparring partner i'm not so sure I not a racer, just a trainer just a trainer go ahead and gun it yeah, with no muffler you even sound like Storm oh you're going down McQueen get that arthritis rail keister onto the tracks, so I can put you into the old folks home against your will how is that that will work, work for me , i'm good .yeah that will do what ever she says... You didn't show up in Florida for qualifying so you'll be starting dead last i'll give you three laps to catch her go through the entire field in three laps!! You wanna beat Storm or not? Yes of course I do well, then go!! Come on, kid all right, looks like we got some work to do look alive..reflexes are the first thing to go why are we in a field sneak through that window what is that mean? I don't know! Go. Not cool man, not cool let's roll it back do you even want to be out here only two days left, yet we gotta work harder what the hell, who is that? I put McQueen in there to give you some real competition. Hud was a master of letting the other cars do the work for him he used to say, playing to him is like you were two june bugs on a summer night he stole that form me drafting, i've never had to do that yeah that's when you were fast now you're slow and old and rickety and... Okay, okay, I get it the new you has to look for opportunities you never knew were there sneak through the window sneak through the window what? When a window opens take it yes! I made it let's go, let's move reflexes! Alright Guido, turn up the heat okay alright, look who finally showed up this where we cut our racing teeth in the woods let's just say the moon was always shining on us if the moon didn't shine we didn't have to... oh, nevermind we ran moonshine dummy oh! By the way, no lights instinct only McQueen still not here, didn't he pull this when he was a rookie this is my grandfather told me all right, we got time for one last race. Hurry this along boss we gotta get you to Florida go!! Maybe it's best that he doesn't show up you know after how last season ended let me put it this way i'm not losing any sleep wondering where Lightning McQueen is! Come on! Come on! There you go! McQueen is fading! McQueen is fading! Fading fast!! Did you see that? That was incredible uh, sorry. I didn't mean to hey boss, it's time to hit the road yeah, I wanna thank everyone for the training we better get going to Florida welcome to racing's greatest day we're beachside at the Florida international speedway to kick off a new season of Piston Cup racing it's the Florida 500 43 cars in a quarter million fans await today's intense contest of strategy, skill but most of all speed. This crowd is in for one great day of racing i'm Bob Cutlass joined as always by my broadcasting partner Darrell Cartrip and stat sensation Natalie Certain i've never seen the numbers lineup for Storm like they do today Bob Storm should be ninety six point eight percent unstoppable well, don't overlook Lightning McQueen Whipple Filter we've heard stories of the unusual way McQueen trained to get here now the question is did it work? Speed. I am... speed. Hey boss, they are calling the racers to the track Jeff Gorvette, How does today's talent stack up? Oh I think we're in for a treat today these racers hey McQueen, win one for us old guys .. Will do Jeff... Hey guys Stickers hey Sal, are you okay? yeah yeah.. absolutely listen, you're gonna do great today and and no matter what happens i'm gonna move on to the next rookie and forget I ever knew you i'm glad you're here. Wow, nice costume come here let's get a picture it's so great to meet my number one fan what a jerk! She's not a fan Storm oh, hey there champ. I heard you're selling mud flap after today is that true? Hey you put me down for the first case okay Lightning McQueen! Hey Lightning! Hey Mr. Sterling! To the future. Hey champ? Yeah, to the future. Hey... just focus on what you're here to do kid thanks Smokey. Now, go make Hud proud. You got it Lightning McQueen is making steady progress in the early parts of this race it won't be enough to catch Storm considered he started dead last I don't think he's doing half bad out there not too shabby keep this up you'll finish in the top ten top ten is not going to cut it Smokey I got to go all the way so dig in remember your training find Storm and chase him down. Oh tell him he has three laps to catch me Cruz says you've got three laps to catch her okay. tell her thanks Cruz, what are you doing here? Oh Mr. Sterling I was just... I would like you to head back to the training center right away, oh! but why? I need you to get Kurt up to speed for the race next weekend wait, not Kurt he's the bug guy, right the other one Ronald..yes I want to stay and watch that's not gonna happen Cruz now go but Mr. McQueen still has a chance just go do your job yes sir and take off that spoiler and those racing tires you look ridiculous you are a trainer, remember not a racer! Not a racer! If you were racer, you'd know what i'm talking about but you're not so you don't no no no, she's not a racer she's a trainer. I wanted to become a racer forever because of you! It was my one shot and I didn't take it it was my one shot I didn't take it break in two! Break in turn two! Hold on! Hold on! Kid, are you okay? Smokey, I need Cruz never mind that now no, I need her back here now get her back yellow flags still out folks... Hamilton here Call from Chester Whipple Filter Chester! Mr. McQueen! !well the green lights on pit road is opening and everybody's coming in get ready guys Luigi,Guido- tire, Fillmore- fuel okay, i'm here what's going on? No, not me... her! What is she doing back there come on guys, get her set up quickly okay, wait! What's happening hey Ramone, got your paints you know I do wait! guys! What are you doing? Man. I don't understand it. McQueen's just sat there. Something's got to be wrong Mr. McQueen! Today's is your day Cruz you're getting your shot what! I started this race and you're gonna finish it what! she will damage the brand. She's just a trainer no, she's a racer just took me a while to see you that can't be legal .the rules only said the number has to be out there doesn't say who has to wear it no you can't do that hey, did I ever tell you how much I love your mud flaps get out of my way well I got my the facial flaps the church flaps come on guys, we gotta get her out there, let's go check fuel! Checked! Ramone! Best I could do in the time frame boss yeah, that'll work why are you doing this! You said it yourself. This might be your last chance which makes it my last chance to give you your first chance Cruz this time I want you to take it she's got a beat that pace car out no, no, no, you can't do that. Now or never what do you say 25 miles per hour fits me i know that Lightning McQueen's team has headed a different car supporting the 95. I don't believe what i'm seeing you're watching this right what the girl in the costume you're kidding me he put her in the race the green flag is out and we are back to racing Cruz, what are you doing? Come on, pick it up you got to go faster okay Call her Francis Beltline and tell her the the school bus of death is after her what! no! Trust me Francis Beltline, the school bus of death is after you oh..., right okay, that was different Cruz, you are looking too tight now come on, loosen it up! Tell her she is a fluffy cloud what! no! Smokey tell her Cruz, you are a fluffy cloud oh, right... too tight. I am a fluffy cloud! I am a fluffy cloud! You just pick the turns Cruz, get your head in the race no, no, no, wait, wait, wait! Tell her she's on a beach and all the little crabbies have gone night-night no ain't saying that you tell her all right Cruz the beach i need you to think of the beach Mr. McQueen! Yeah yeah it's me remember th beach oh, pick a line! Stick to it! I got it all right, not too bad this is nothing like the simulator you got every toy in need remember Thomasville. Thomasville! yeah, sneak through the window now that, I understand sneak through the window. I am just learning that the racer replacing McQueen is Cruz Ramirez this is her very first race actually Darrell, it says here she does have one win under her belt at a place Called thunder hollow thunder hollow! Thunder hollow! Go low! Go low! Nice job, you are smoking these guys now, watch the tire marvel's launcher three keep your tires clean, okay bump, coming up on the inside careful you don't go airborne now, yes. Now! Watch out by the wall it's a little slick there .watch it! Watch it! You have hit a wall. You have hit a wall haha, just being aggressive hey, come on into the pit, watch your rpm, okay. Get off the gas, on the brake on, the brake two thousand oh, we're back here, sorry alright pick them off, one at a time go go go that's it! nice and straight go! go! Go!Smokey, are you watching! I just want to let you know Ramirez is moving up toward you why should I care because now she's in the top ten hey, now you are coming up on the leaders Ramirez up the fourth in fourth!huh... oo hoo. Get it done... Ramirez is in the third what are you doing Storm? Hey, costume girl you're at first I thought you were downhere because your gps was broken don't listen to him Cruz you look good it's important to look the part that you can't have everyone thinking that you don't deserve to be here just trying to get in your head they don't need to know what you and I already do that you can play dress-up all you want but you'll never be one of us Cruz, did you see what happened there yeah, he's in he's in my head no no listen to me! You got into his head don't you understand he would never have done that if you didn't scare him what! he see something in you that you don't even see in yourself you made me believe it now, you gotta believe it too you are a racer! Use that! How far back is she now? Look behind you! What! get in it Storm! I am just back here travelling at your butt nothing to be concerned about about two june bugs on a summer night hey, Hamilton! Hamilton here! How are my speed? 208 mile per hour, 207 miles per hour stop that! You are taking me off the line! Ah slap, come on Cruz my gps say that I am slow travelling my way no no no you are not willing to do that! You are angry! I am not angry! You can use that anger to push through i said i'm not angry. I don't think so Cruz, get out of there! You don't belong on this track yes, I don't. I don't believe it! It's Cruz Ramirez for the win I didn't expect this Cruz Ramirez way to go, Cruz man, heck of a win! Yeah, heck of a win! Hey Cruz, you were flying! Thanks you really had it roll today, that was cool thank you hey Cruz, your blinkers are on. It is? You got me! Very funny go ahead...Get them some smoke you'll get used to that come on, move it! Move! Cruz, I knew you had something and now look at you a winner. I could use you as a racer on our team .we... Sorry Mr. Sterling, I would never race for you. I quit well then race for me Tex, Miss Cruz I would be tickled pink to have you race for team dinoco as you know we have a long history of great racers except for the Cal oh guys, I am still right here team dinoco Cruz! Hire her i don't care Lightning now that you're retired, i need your first thing monday morning for a photo shoot yeah all right Mr. Sterling oh, hang on now what! why is my name up there! You've started the race that's how it works wait! what! We will, no! If Lightning McQueen wins, he decides when he's done racing that was the deal hi i'm Miss... that was the deal you are not a nice guy little look sir, I gotta say, you make a quality mud flap in an affordable price hey Sterling, why don't you and I take a drive and talk... billionaire to billionaire kids got a lot of stuff,huh Doc? well she had a great teacher and now you get to decide when you're done racing so what's it gonna be stinky uh Stickers i'm gonna keep racing but before that i have something I want to do welcome all to historical Willy's Butte for today's great exhibition of speed thanks guys nice paint, kiddo hey hey, coming through get it done 51! Great number it was McQueen's idea he felt Hud would've wanted you to have it I love it oh it's perfect it's very old-school did someone just say old school! Fabulous McQueen to Doc Hudson you are trying something new i like it. Wow subtle! I figured if i'm gonna be your crew chief i'd better do it in style what's Mr. Sterling gonna say i'm actually more worried about what Tex is gonna say considering he bought Rusteze thanks Tex! I made that Sterling fella a Texas-sized offer so, ready to start training! I don't know you ready to lose again. Oh, I hope you got your fluffy cloud I hope you got your drip pan! I got my drip pan and i'm taking my nap bring it on old man.. Luigi! Go!
Mater: Hey mcqueen you still there? Mcqueen? Technology.
- Four Months Later