A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they unintentionally attract a well-to-do drifter driving a new Pontiac GTO. This older man, looking for attention, antagonizes their efforts.
Hot Rod Driver (as Rudolph Wurlitzer)
Harry Dean Stanton
Oklahoma Hitchhiker (as H.D. Stanton)
Hot Rod Driver's Girl
Man in Roadhouse