Pops Racer (Japanese: 三船 大介; Mifune Daisuke) is a former wrestler-turned race car owner and builder and Speed's father. After quitting his job in a corporate car manufacturing company, he founded his own company, Mifune Motors (In America, the company was changed to Racer Motors). He is portrayed as a hothead who is overprotective of his family. His eldest son, Rex (who would return as Racer X), ran away. He is portrayed by actor John Goodman in the 2008 film.