Car racing drama. Stock-car veteran Mitch Cooper (Rory Calhoun) is down on his luck. He befriends a mechanic,Les (John Gentry),who wants to be a pro race driver,and Mitch agrees to teach him. Les wants nothing more than to race - but his wife,Rene (Connie Hines) is less keen. Mitch finds himself increasingly drawn to Rene,who is cool and unresponsive at first - but later their relationship causes an argument to break out between Les and Mitch,which results in Mitch having to drive a race car himself in the upcoming big event despite a leg injury.