One of the most memorable parts of Talladega Nights is Ricky Bobby's very Wonder Bread sponsored NASCAR. This weekend, it's hitting the track for real, but instead of Will Ferrell, Kurt Busch will be behind the wheel.
NASCAR's Kurt Busch is a jerk. A jerk with a surprisingly awesome sense of humor. Facing a race at Talladega with no sponsors, he entered it with the Ricky Bobby "ME" paint job from Talladega Nights and quoted the film as he drove in circles.
Coming into Talladega, Kurt Busch had no sponsorship for his car. So instead, he decided to run his car decked out in full Ricky Bobby livery — straight from the movie Talladega Nights — in this Sunday's real race. They'll even be playing the roles of the characters from the movie on the in-car communications.
Pastor Joe Nelms gave a pre-race invocation that will likely not soon be forgotten before yesterday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. The unique prayer included thanks for a variety of NASCAR sponsors and most notably Nelm's "smoking hot wife". Ricky Bobby could not be reached for comment.
Actually, we have no idea what possessed the owner of this Audi R8 to paint a cougar on the hood, so we're just guessing that he needed to learn to to drive with his fear.
After his car flipped end-over-end into the safety fence, shrapnel injuring seven in the crowd, NASCAR's Carl Edwards, in real-life Ricky Bobby-style, exited his fiery wreck, sprinting on foot to the finish. Spoilers inside, obviously.
"Momma, I'm going fast!"