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“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” stands as perhaps the most iconic stock car racing movie, for better or worse. Now, a NASCAR champion is set to own a piece of that racing cinema history.
As reported by the Charlotte Business Journal, former NASCAR Cup Series star Kevin Harvick has acquired a North Carolina mansion for $6.75 million—the very mansion where parts of the movie were filmed.
Situated on Lake Norman, North Carolina, this mansion has changed hands a few times since the film’s release in 2006. The picturesque home was the backdrop for several memorable scenes in the movie.
The connection between the home and NASCAR, whether fictional or not, adds a fitting touch, as Kevin Harvick, one of NASCAR’s greats, now owns this piece of cinematic history. Harvick, who amassed 60 wins and 444 top 10 finishes in 826 NASCAR Cup races over 23 years, secured the Cup Series title in 2014 and the regular-season championship in 2020.
Having retired from racing, Harvick has indicated that he won’t be returning to the top circuit but hasn’t outlined a definitive plan for his next chapter. With the acquisition of this historic mansion, he’ll have ample time and comfort to contemplate the direction of the next stage in his life.
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