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Motortrend Group takes exclusive streaming rights to “Blink of an Eye”

Discovery-owned automotive multi platform media company Motortrend Group has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Taublieb‘s feature-length documentary Blink of an Eye. Produced by Taublieb Films with support ...
January 31, 2020

Discovery-owned automotive multi platform media company Motortrend Group has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Taublieb‘s feature-length documentary Blink of an Eye.

Produced by Taublieb Films with support from Monster Energy and in association with NASCAR, the doc chronicles former professional stock car racer Michael Waltrip and his friendship with the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr.

The film will also highlight the 2001 Daytona 500, in which Waltrip, who had failed to win a single race over 462 attempts, was aided by Earnhardt Sr. blocking the field of 40 cars to allow his friend to take his first checkered flag. Waltrip never had the opportunity to celebrate with Earnhardt Sr., as the legend was killed on that last lap in what was initially thought to be a minor crash.

Blink of an Eye is based on Waltrip and Ellis Henican’s 2011 best-selling book In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything (Hachette Books).

Featured interviews throughout the film include Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Richard Childress.

Blink of an Eye will premiere on the MotorTrend streaming service on Monday (Feb. 3).

The documentary is produced by Taublieb, Pamela Miller, Mitch Covington and Susan Cooper. Sam Pontrelli, Mark Hall and Steve Phelps are executive producers.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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