The Art of Racing In The Rain Premieres On August 9

The Art of Racing In The Rain Premieres On August 9

• Select Theaters Showing Film On Aug. 8
• Watch The Movie Then Experience Live Racing At Historic Festival 37
• Save $5 Off Historic Festival Tickets With "ArtofRacing" Promo


Movie Released On Aug. 9, Select Theaters Show Movie On Aug. 8
Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life - his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.
DIRECTED BY Simon Curtis
SCREENPLAY BY Mark Bomback
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY Garth Stein
PRODUCED BY Neal H. Moritz, p.g.a., Patrick Dempsey, Tania Landau, p.g.a.
CAST Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Martin Donovan and the voice of Kevin Costner

Save $5 Off Historic Festival Tickets With "ArtofRacing" Promo
Racing fans will especially love watching this heartfelt film that features scenes showcasing IMSA race cars, including the featured car of Turner Motorsports. Check out the movie then experience racing here at Lime Rock Park during Historic Festival 37 held over Labor Day Weekend. The weekend will pay special tribute to motorcars of Italian origin, including the Ferrari.

If you haven't yet purchased your tickets to Historic Festival, buy them during the premiere weekend of the movie, Aug. 8 - Aug. 10, and save $5 through our special Art of Racing in the Rain promo. 

CLICK HERE to visit the Ticketing Options for Historic Festival. When you have made your selection to purchase, use the special PROMO CODE: ArtofRacing

Turner Motorsports BMW Is The Main Race Car In The Film Art Of Racing In The Rain

Former IMSA Racer Kevin York Serves as Inspiration for Denny Swift Character in “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

The story of race car driver Denny Swift as told through the eyes of his golden retriever, Enzo, is inspired by an actual, real-life race car driver by the name of Kevin York. York was Stein’s driving instructor when he attended ProFormance Racing School at Pacific Raceways near Seattle in the mid-2000s. “There’s all sorts of little mantras in the racing world and Enzo gives us plenty of them in the book,” Stein said. “You know, ‘Plan your drive and drive your plan’ is always one that was bandied about when I was getting started."

“There were many things we shared in terms of life experiences and different things, so we spent a lot of time together,” said York of his relationship with Stein. “I would count him as one of my best buddies, for sure. It was pretty interesting when he had these ideas to have a dog as a primary voice in a story and to have the, sort of, reincarnated observation of human activity and want to be a race car driver.

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