Dale Earnhardt, ChiefsAholic Case to Get Documentary Treatment From Amazon

The streaming giant unveiled four buzzy projects Tuesday.
Feb 20, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; A number three is painted in the infield grass in memory of Dale Earnhardt.
Feb 20, 2011; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; A number three is painted in the infield grass in memory of Dale Earnhardt. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Amazon's next crop of sports documentaries will include a four-part series on a racing icon.

A new docuseries from the streaming giant will chronicle the odyssey of Dale Earnhardt, Amazon announced at its presentation Tuesday. The four-part film, which has no title at this time, lists NASCAR Studios and Dirty Mo Media—Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s company—among its producers.

Per Katie Campione of Deadline, the Earnhardt film will boast "unparalleled access and (never-before-seen) archival material."

Earnhardt won seven NASCAR cup series titles from 1980 to '94 before his untimely death during the 2001 Daytona 500 at the age of 49.

In addition to the Earnhardt film, Amazon unveiled documentaries on the "ChiefsAholic" case, Game 7's, and the history of the Madden video game franchise.

ChiefsAholic: A Wolf in Chiefs Clothing is particularly notable for landing interviews with its subject—Xaviar Babudar, a popular Kansas City Chiefs internet personality who led a double life as a bank robber. Musician Drake is attached to the project as a producer.


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