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Documentary ‘Rowdy’ about NASCAR star Kyle Busch goes beyond antics

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When film producer Chance Wright called Kyle Busch to offer a documentary about the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Busch immediately said no.

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“Who is going to want to see this? Busch remembers thinking.

It was a rare “human” moment for Busch, also known for his racing skills, feistiness and short temper that make him a lightning rod for controversy. Clips of Busch smashing guitars, insulting race officials and make fake crying faces on camera after the victories, YouTube circulates as much as videos of him driving on Victory Lane.

Wright eventually persuaded Busch to go ahead with the film, titled “Rowdy,” which premiered to friends, family and members of the media on Thursday. It is set to hit theaters across the United States for one night only on June 29.

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