Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) The story of a man who could only count to #1 - Ricky Bobby is a NASCAR stock car race superstar who has become famous for his philosophy to win any race at all costs. Ricky's dedicated racing partner is his friend from childhood, Cal Naughton, Jr. The duo have been termed Shake and Bake by fans as they always complete the race in the first two positions, with Ricky always in the lead. All of a sudden a French Formula One driver named Jean Girard arrives on the NASCAR scene and challenges Ricky and Cal for the number one spot in the sport. Therefore, Ricky must battle Girard to retain his number one position in the world of NASCAR.