Crash Course premiered on ABC on August 26, 2009. Imagine racing fast and furious in the ultimate driving course. Now imagine it with your significant other or mother right beside you giving you directions, all the while seeing flaming ramps up ahead. Crash Course will not only put the couples' navigating skills to the test, but will test drive their relationships and patience, as teams work together and summon their greatest driving skills to make it across the finish line. The contestants will be everyday people from all walks of life who have a pre-existing relationship (father and daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, best friends, etc). Each week, five teams of two will compete against each other, being eliminated one by one as they battle through several challenges before facing the final "Crash Course" at the end of each episode - the ultimate gravity and logic defying driving test - for a chance to win the ultimate prize of $50,000.