Kurt Busch's Phoenix Racing No. 51 Chevrolet will sport a Ricky Bobby "ME" paint scheme from the movie "Talladega Nights: the Ballad Of Ricky Bobby" for the Aaron 499.
In the Will Ferrell comedy, NASCAR racer Ricky Bobby doesn't have a sponsor and improvises by using ME and a cougar logo. After Busch's team was lacking a sponsor, his girlfriend suggested using the Ricky Bobby theme.
After two months of negotiations, the team got approval to use the paint scheme from the film's creators.
Life imitates art with a good cause. The car will also carry the words "I Wanna Go Fast" on the rear of the car to promote the Armed Forces Foundation.
A message on the decklid will read: "Text AFF to 50555 to donate $5".
((HT: NASCAR on FOX/youtube))Because, after all, it's all about me...Admittedly, when TBH informed the HQ about the idea that Kurt Busch and Phoenix Racing had for the Talladega race, we were looking forward to seeing Laughing Clown Malt Liquor on the hood of the 51 car since Wonder said "No."Party poopers...But they were having a good day until the eventual winner...
The Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) No. 54 Monster Energy team was excited to travel this week to the Talladega Superspeedway in an effort to continue the positive momentum created from the team’s first Nationwide Series win last week. This time, KBM owner Kyle Busch was behind the wheel attempting to earn the team’s second victory of the year. Knowing how the Toyota team performed...
MOORESVILLE, N.C.– Coming off an exciting week of racing, which included his first win as a NASCAR Nationwide Series team owner and his first win of the 2012 season as a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Kyle Busch is anxious to carry the high momentum into this weekend’s Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Speedway. Making his sixth start in the self...
“Shake and Bake?”…”If you’re not first, you’re last.” NASCAR racer Kurt Busch brought the sport’s greatest movie spoof to life. Sort of.
His Phoenix Racing team didn’t have a sponsor for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at the Talladega Superspeedway, the Aaron’s 499, so Kurt Busch’s girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, came up with an idea while watching the Will...
Full disclosure: I’ve watched “Talladega Nights” all of once.
And as I tell everybody who cares to listen and quite a few who don’t, I left the movie theater unimpressed, considering that they made essentially the same movie — 1983′s “Stroker Ace” with Bert Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Jim Nabors and Ned Beatty — 23 years earlier. It did a far better job poking fun...
Furniture Row Racing has met with Kurt Busch, but not in an effort to replace driver Regan Smith.
"I met with Kurt about starting a second team for next year," said Joe Garone, FRR general manager.
Since FRR made its debut in 2005, it became clear to team owner Barney Visser that the Denver-based organization would eventually have to expand to two teams to compete with...
TALLADEGA, Ala. — With a slingshot move past Sprint Cup teammate Kyle Busch five laps into overtime, Joey Logano won Saturday afternoon’s Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
In a race that saw Eric McClure injured and Danica Patrick using her Chevrolet for payback, Logano beat Busch to the finish line by .034 seconds to win his second NNS race...
photo credit: getty images
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- With a slingshot move past Sprint Cup teammate Kyle Busch five laps into overtime, Joey Logano won Saturday afternoon's Aaron's 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
In a race that saw Eric McClure injured and Danica Patrick using her Chevrolet for payback, Logano beat Busch to the finish line by .034...
Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch led the way with each turning a lap of 50.388 seconds in the final practice for the Aaron’s 312 from Talladega. Rounding out the top five was Sam Hornish, Jr., Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Michael Annett.
Monster Energy Toyota
Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.