Death Race 2 has its action in the near future when the U.S. economy begins to fall and start a chain of violent crimes to get out of control. The population, drawn in a chain of crime, are grouped in associations that create a coordinated law against the gang subculture, cold-blooded killers and sociopathic. The most dangerous of these is the Terminal Island. Killer Carl Lucas enter in Terminal Island to serve his life sentence, as well as media personalities from the world of Jones September by launching reality show Death Race. Death Race offers supreme award winners - free - only if they can survive to enjoy it. When Lucas is included as a driver, it creates the premises of a legendary competitor.