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Bumper Save: Gears and Glory 450 is the race that happens at the Heartland Motor Speedway in Cars 3.

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In the movie, the Bumper Save: Gears and Glory 450 is the second to last race of the 2016 Piston Cup Racing Series.

On the winners' podium, Storm is with RSN announcer Chick Hicks, Chick declares Storm's win over McQueen being easy and then he mocks McQueen for being slower than the next-generation racer. Then in an another attempt to improve his public image, Storm says that McQueen is a crafty veteran champ, the veteran of the sport and that it takes everything he's got to beat McQueen. McQueen scoffs at this, but then the paparazzi start asking Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze if they will make changes to McQueen to keep him on top, if he's going to try new training methods or if he's prepared to retire, McQueen fends them off by telling them that they are overreacting because it's just a slump and they will defeat Storm next week. Then McQueen tells the reporters that they will make no comments on it, but one of the reporters asks McQueen if he's not even going to make a comment about Cal Weathers retiring. Shocked by this news, McQueen goes to see Cal.

As Cal and his pitties are leaving, McQueen stops Cal and asks him what's going on. Cal tells McQueen that he once asked his uncle when it was time to stop and The King said that it's when the next gen racers tell him to stop. Cal then tells McQueen that they had some good times together and he thinks that he's going to miss that the most and then he leaves in his truck as a devastated McQueen watches on.

Then Natalie Certain reports the aftermath of the race and says that every week veteran racers have either retired like Cal Weathers just did that night, or they have been fired to make room for the next-generation racers and it's not over yet.

Finishing Positions

1. #2.0: Jackson Storm
2. #84: J.P. Drive
3. #64: Barry DePedal
4. #95: Lightning McQueen
5. #54: Herb Curbler
6. #21: Ryan Laney
7. #80: Dan Carcia
8. #68: H.J. Hollis
9. #28: Tim Treadless
10. #4: J.D. McPillar
11. #11: Chris Roamin'
12. #15: Harvey Rodcap
13. #93: Next Generation Spare Mint Racer
14. #67: Jim Revelic
15. #6: Bubba Wheelhouse, Jr.
16. #5: Eric Braker
17. #70: Richie Gunzit
18. #31: Cam Spinner
19. #123: Jonas Carvers
20. #34: Steve LaPage
21. #48: Aaron Clocker
22. #36: Reb Meeker
23. #52: Brian Spark
24. #33: Ed Truncan
25. #76: Rev Roadages
26. #00: Flip Dover
27. #42: Cal Weathers
28. #90: Ponchy Wipeout
29. #121: Dino Draftsky
30. #19: Bobby Swift
31. #24: Brick Yardley
32. #117: Ralph Carlow
33. #73: Rev-N-Go Racer
34. #39: Buck Bearingly
35. #82: Darren Leadfoot
36. #92: Murray Clutchburn

Trivia

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