Goin’ Fast: Buy Ricky Bobby’s $10M Mansion From ‘Talladega Nights’

Better start praying to Dear Lord Baby Jesus because this is every NASCAR fan’s dream mansion.

byCaleb Jacobs|
Mark Jacobs Productions and Re/Max Coldwell Banker
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Life was different in 2006. President George W. Bush was serving his second term in the White House, "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter was the United States' number one song, and a movie I've never seen before called "Crash" won the Academy Award for Best Picture. I assume that's because the Oscars took place a few months before "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" premiered in theaters. I lived in a double-wide trailer back then, so seeing the mansion where Will Ferrell, er, Ricky Bobby prayed his famous prayer really blew me away.

Now, I have the chance to buy it. And so do you!

Mark Jacobs Productions and Re/Max Coldwell Banker

We only need $9.9 million to snag it. I don't have that much money on my own, but I'm hoping this blog finds its way onto a rich person's phone or laptop so we can go in on it together. There's a lot to love about it, especially if you like the sound of *checks notes* nine bathrooms.

The home sits on 1.31 acres in Cornelius, North Carolina, meaning it's 29 minutes exactly from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Nice! It also faces Lake Norman and has two docks, a boat lift, and a covered bar. Wouldn't it be cool to make a drink—maybe a sparkling mojito, skip the Perrier—and launch the pontoon for a good time after watching a seven-hour superspeedway race marred by caution flags?

In addition to the nine bathrooms—six of which are full, and the other three are half units—there are six bedrooms. They're all pictured along with the 12,042-square-foot home's other highlights like a movie room with a sunken couch and projector screen, a game room with a pool table and jukebox, and more fancily decorated spaces that I can't exactly tell the difference between.

For the grown-ups, there's wine storage under the main stairs and a sauna shower for relaxation. While I'm sure the kids would enjoy the at-home theater, it doesn't look like a child has ever set foot in this house. It's way too clean. I have two of my own and I can promise they'd make me sorry for all that white paint.

Mark Jacobs Productions and Re/Max Coldwell Banker

Regardless, this place has more than you'd ever need and maybe more than you'd want, even. That's a lot of landscaping to maintain and too many beds to make. But if you've got the money, honey, then I have the time to take care of the rest. At this price, that's pretty much all I have to offer.

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