Continuity mistake: When Ricky is praying, when Carly and Ricky are talking back and forth, you see Cal's hand changing positions between shots. In one of the shots right before they "do it" on the table, they show Ricky, then show Carly, and when they show Carly, Cal has a beer in his hand for that second only.
Continuity mistake: When Ricky tries to come back from his crash and pulls in the pits, he throws his helmet to the ground and starts running away. When he's down to his underwear, his helmet is back on.
Continuity mistake: When Ricky is signing autographs and signs his assistant's head, the almost completed signature on the left side of her head (viewer's right) changes between when he stops signing and when she apologizes for standing. (00:11:05)
Continuity mistake: After Ricky drives his dad's car there is much damage to the driver's side. Near the end, when his dad is waiting for him outside of the racetrack, though the car still has damage to the driver's side, it noticeably differs.
Continuity mistake: When Ricky and Cal are arguing before the final race, Carley does not have her sunglasses on in one shot, but when the camera cuts to the next shot from over Ricky's shoulder, they are suddenly on, with no time for her to do so.
Continuity mistake: Before Ricky starts the first race, there is an orange strip of tape on the steering wheel, but in the following shots it's not there and then reappears.
Continuity mistake: When the cougar is by himself in the car, the exterior shots show him standing, while the interior shots show him sitting.
Continuity mistake: In one race scene, Mike Joy says that Jamie McMurry is in the lead. The shot changes to a blimp shot that CLEARLY shows that Matt Kenseth (17) is in the lead.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when Ricky takes over, he is already wearing his wonder bread outfit when it was still the laughing clown.