“If you ain’t first, you’re last.”
Those words don’t make sense but they were the motivating force that drove fictional NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) to achieve greatness.
His dad told him that at an early age and it shaped how he lived his life.
He pushed others down in order to maintain his place as number one.
Even his best bud, Cal (John C. Reilly) was only there to slingshot him to victory and keep Ricky number one.
When Ricky Bobby’s world comes crashing down he is forced to see what life would like outside the winner’s circle.
He must deal with those mysterious and nonsensical words from his father, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.”