“Tradin’ Paint” Jul 22 – Jul 31, 2011

tradinpaint (1) (349 x 480)Darla Frye’s life is on the skids. Her mother is dead, her delusional, dog-catching boyfriend is only interested in her fried chicken, and her job stocking auto parts at the Big Mart Distribution Center is going nowhere fast. All this, combined with the fact that Darla’s father abandoned the family “twenty-six years ago next Wednesday”, has left her “fraught with deep-seated insecurities.” Then one night, on a dark deserted country road, a woman named Lucky Tibbs teaches Darla how to change a flat tire – and in doing so, change her life. Now Darla is on a quest to find her true “destiny”, a journey that takes her into the inner world of stock car racing and includes an unexpected friendship with a gay, black college professor, a head-on collision with a car battery, and a heavenly visit with the late Dale Earnhardt. It’s one helluva ride with a lot of “tradin’ paint” but Darla discovers that it’s the bump in the road that makes the trip worthwhile…