Hurley Haywood is one of the most remarkable figures in motorsports history. Through his long career, driving mainly for Porsche, he won the Daytona 24 six times, Le Mans three times, and won a number of championships, becoming quite popular in the process. But, the whole time, he was hiding his identity as a gay man from the public.
That tension seems to be the central theme in a new documentary on Haywood's life, titled simply, Hurley. The motorsports world—and indeed, the world at large—was not as LGBTQ friendly during Haywood's racing days as it is now. It's a subject Haywood only first opened up about in his 2017 autobiography, .
Hurley was directed by Derek Dodge and executive produced by actor Patrick Dempsey, himself a Porsche racer. The film has already been shown at a few screenings, and it'll be available for streaming on demand on March 26th. We can't wait to watch it ourselves.